Sweet Cinnamon & Lemon Infused Dipping Sauce

figs and raspberries with cinnamon lemon chia sauce recipe

Just in case you haven’t noticed yet, we’ve been slightly obsessed with chia seeds lately. These tiny little seeds are not only nutritional powerhouses, but also super versatile. We can’t get enough!!

If you tried our Lemon Chia Biscotti recipe last week, chances are you have some extra seeds lying around your pantry. Unless, of course, you share our obsession and used them all! Either way, here’s another way to get your chia fix. How about a light, slightly sweet dipping sauce? That, obviously, would work great with the biscotti (for a chia double whammy)… But if you prefer a quicker, lighter choice, fruit is always a great way to go.

Something slightly tart, like berries, to enhance the sweetness of the sauce. And something sweet and “meaty”, for a texture contrast.

Light, refreshing and perfect to serve on a hot summer day. As a snack, dessert or even breakfast!

Need more ideas on how to enjoy chia seeds? Check out these recipes:

Vegan Lemon & Chia Seed Biscotti

Flax & Chia Seed Crackers

Beet “Carpaccio” With Avocado & Chia Seed Dressing

“I don’t have time for breakfast” Make Ahead Oatmeal

Vegan Mango-Chia Seed Coocnut Ice Pops


figs and raspberries with cinnamon lemon chia sauce recipe


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Sweet Cinnamon & Lemon Infused Dipping Sauce
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Kosher / Vegan
Serves: 1 cup
  • 1 cup sweetened coconut-almond milk (you can also use sweetened almond milk. Here we used Almond Breeze)
  • 1 lemon peel[/url]
  • 1 large cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • Figs, red and yellow raspberries
  1. Combine milk, lemon peel and cinnamon stick in a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Set aside to cool for 15 minutes
  2. Add chia seeds and refrigerate for 15 minutes
  3. Serve with your favorite fruit. We love this sauce with raspberries and figs!
Because we like our desserts on the not-too-sweet side, we didn't add any sugar to the recipe other than what's in the sweetened coconut-almond milk. If you prefer a sweeter sauce, you can add a tablespoon of agave or your favorite sweetener to the milk before simmering.


figs and raspberries with cinnamon lemon chia sauce recipe


figs and raspberries with cinnamon lemon chia sauce recipe

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16 Responses to Sweet Cinnamon & Lemon Infused Dipping Sauce

  1. Rocky June 20, 2013 at 12:30 am #

    Wow, wow, wow!!! These pictures are absolutely stunning!!! I am drooling just looking at the pictures!!

    • Vicky & Ruth June 20, 2013 at 4:58 pm #

      Thank you very much, we really enjoy photographing colorful foods.

  2. Hindy June 21, 2013 at 3:45 pm #

    The colors of the fruits are beautiful in these photos. That dipping sauce looks delicious. Definitely want to try that soon.
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  3. Ronnie Fein June 21, 2013 at 4:16 pm #

    Perfect — I just bought a loaf of the most beautiful summer fruit!

  4. Heide M. June 22, 2013 at 2:18 pm #

    I’ll have to try this dip.

  5. Melinda (Kitchen Tested) June 22, 2013 at 10:34 pm #

    What a fun recipe! I’ve been getting really into chia seeds lately and this is another fun way to use them. I would just eat this with a spoon 🙂
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  6. Sarah Klinkowitz June 23, 2013 at 9:30 am #

    I have never seen yellow raspberries! They look so interesting – do they taste like a red raspberry?
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  7. Whitney @ Jewhungry June 23, 2013 at 9:58 am #

    I’m just starting to get into the “chia” seed thing. This would be a perfect recipe to try out. Thanks!
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    • Vicky & Ruth June 23, 2013 at 8:41 pm #

      We are obsessed with them at the moment. They are so healthy we can’t resist!

  8. Chanie@BusyInBrooklyn June 23, 2013 at 10:42 am #

    What a great change from using yogurt as a dipping sauce.

  9. Jenny @ BAKE June 23, 2013 at 12:17 pm #

    I love the colours on that plate it looks so decadent! This sauce sounds incredible!
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  10. Tamar Genger @joyofkosher June 24, 2013 at 11:34 am #

    Haven’t gotten so into chia yet, but this looks great.
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  11. Alison@AliBabka June 24, 2013 at 2:35 pm #

    such a great idea! The chia seeds thicken it!
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