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Bean Dip (V, GF)

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I love eating a variety of beans. So I wanted to move forward from having just chickpea hummus as a dip or spread of choice. I created this bean dip where you can rotate between different beans. The taste works with all of them. Unlike hummus where tahini is the seed butter that brings that amazing taste, cashew butter is used here. My favourite beans for this dip are pinto followed by black-eyed peas.

This dip is rich and creamy and very easy to make. Just put all ingredients in the food processor and you have a great snack ready to eat. You can spread it on bread, eat it with vegetables or have it as a side with cooked and roasted vegetables or in a buddha bowl.

Vegan Gluten Free Bean Dip 4

Bean Dip (V, GF)

Move away hummus. This creamy dip is made with cashew butter, beans of choice and olive oil. Great to eat it as a spread on bread, as a dip with fresh vegetables or as a side with cooked or roasted vegetables.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish, Snack
Servings 4
Calories 207 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 can (around 240g after discarding the liquid) beans of choice pinto beans, black-eyed peas, butter beans, cannellini beans, haricot beans, edamame, chickpeas
  • 54 g (3 tbsp) cashew butter
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp) olive oil
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 15-30 ml (1-2 tbsp) water
  • roasted and crushed walnuts or pistachios optional

Instructions
 

  • Discard the liquid* from a can of chosen beans.
  • Put all ingredients (except optional roasted nuts) in a blender. Mix well until you get the consistency of a dip.
  • If you wish you can add to the dip some roasted and crushed pistachios (for edamame) or walnuts (for all other beans).

Notes

*Check my recipes where I use aquafaba (liquid from a can of beans): nut roll (potica)tiramisu. The best aquafaba for whipping is from a can of chickpeas and butter beans as it achieves the highest peaks.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 207kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 7gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 293mgPotassium: 168mgFiber: 4gSugar: 1gVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 38mgIron: 1mg
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