Two Healthy Butter Bean Dips for Meatless Monday!
October 22, 2012 in Uncategorized
The idea of a butter bean dip or pate is definitely not my idea as the internet is loaded with recipes. Apart from being very healthy and good for you, butter beans are dirt cheap and so, so versatile. You can opt for the Greek flavors of basil, garlic, olive oil, lemon and chili or you can go the Middle Easter route with cumin, coriander, garlic and paprika. Why don’t you make both versions of this healthy Butter Bean Dip and let me know which one you prefer!
Healthy Butter Bean Dip with Greek Flavors
Makes 1 small bowl full
1 410 g Rhodes Butter Beans
1 clove garlic – minced
juice and zest of lemon
salt and pepper to taste
1 very small chili – chopped
60 ml extra virgin olive oil
1 handful of fresh basil
Place all the ingredients in your food processor and blitz until the butter bean pate has the texture and consistency you like. Taste and adjust seasoning. Spoon into a small bowl and drizzle with olive oil and serve with warm pita breads.