Noshing – 5 Ingredient Bean Dip

I have a super easy recipe for you today–5 Ingredient Bean Dip.  It may even take less than 5 minutes to assemble.  I’ve made this using many different variations–feel free to experiment with what you have on hand.

Easy Bean Dip made with pinto beans

5 Ingredient Bean Dip
Ingredients
*1 can of beans, rinsed and drained (I recommend cannellini, pinto, or navy)
*Juice of 1 lime
*Cilantro or parsley (use enough to fit your tastes)
*1 tsp cumin
*A dash of garlic salt
*Optional – tahini or a splash of apple cider vinegar 

Process
1.  Add the beans, lime juice, cilantro, and seasonings to a food processor.
2.  Blend until smooth (add 1/2 tsp tahini or a dash of apple cider vinegar if the dip needs to be smoother or appears dry)
3.   Enjoy!

I like to keep a dish of this on-hand for veggies.  It’s oil free and low in fat (if you don’t use the tahini), tastes fresh and delicious.

Navy Bean Dip with Roasted Pepper

Friday I made another version of this dip and it may be the *best* dip/take on hummus to come out of my Cuisinart!  The trick:  roasted peppers.  I used the same base as above (navy beans) and added roasted peppers.  Wow!  Delicious.  This was a good way to use up the small sweet peppers that were starting to wilt.  I de-seeded them, sprinkled with Trader Joe’s 21 Seasoning Salute, roasted at 400 degrees for about 15 min (took them out when the skin started to blacken).  Navy beans make for a very creamy dip and the roasted peppers give this a smoky, hearty flavor.

Question:  What’s your favorite healthy dip?

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6 responses

  1. Recipes like this make me very angry I can’t digest beans properly. AAAARGH! I wonder if I could puree some raw almonds, then add the remaining ingredients? Hmm, I think it might be worth a shot.

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