TikTok has come up with a vegan version of the viral 'boat dip' - and it's so easy to make

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Photo credit: Getty / Tasty
Photo credit: Getty / Tasty

Our favourite source of nutritious recipe inspiration is fast becoming TikTok - from the easy cowboy caviar salad to the eye-catching pink sauce. And it's also serving up a lot of yummy plant-based options too.

Indeed, you might have come across the viral 'boat dip' (so-called, apparently, because it can be easily consumed on the go). The traditional version of the Mexican-style sauce contains just four ingredients - sour cream, taco seasoning, canned tomatoes with diced chili peppers, along with grated cheese - and requires just five minutes of preparation time before you can enjoy it as a tasty snack with a bowl of nachos or crudités (a yummy way to sneak in your five-a-day!).

But now, TikTok has presented a vegan take of the dip, and it's getting a lot of love on the site. In a video created by author and chef Dr Kanchan Koya, who goes by @chefspicemama online, she demonstrates how to make her plant-based version, which requires a few more ingredients for a punchier taste.

First, you'll need tandoori spice blend which Dr Koya - who has a Ph.D. in biomedicine from Harvard University - recommends lightly toasting in a frying pan to 'wake' it up. Next, in a separate bowl mix vegan sour cream with diced tomatoes, and then add the tandoori spice, salt, serrano chili and garlic powder to it. Finally, stir in grated vegan cheese and top with coriander and an extra sprinkle of tandoori spice for good measure.

Sounds delicious - and social media users agreed. 'This looks bomb,' commented one on the clip, which has received more than 53,000 views. Another shared: 'Looks great.' If you're unsure about the addition of tandoori spice mix, then it's worth knowing that it contains turmeric which has been found by research to be seriously beneficial to your overall health.

It comes as the age group most likely to be plant-based was revealed by new research - and it's not millennials. Indeed, the survey found that Britons over the age of 55 were much more likely to follow a vegan or vegetarian diet compared to younger generations.

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