Sunday, October 9, 2011

White Bean - Red Pepper Dip

White Bean - Red Pepper Dip


I know this looks like another sandwich but peeping out from under the tomato is a quick and easy bean dip.   I hadn’t planned on a theme for Vegan Mofo but one seems to be presenting itself – food for people who have minimal time to cook!  Normally, I would love spending hours puttering around the kitchen, reading my cookbooks and browsing online for new recipes but lately other projects have been occupying my time.  This dip is great for sandwiches or simply slathered on a piece of toast or baguette.  

Red Pepper-White Bean Spread

2 tablespoons olive oil
½ red pepper, choppd
1-2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 can navy beans, drained and rinsed
2-3 tablespoons lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste

Cook the red pepper and garlic in the olive oil for two to three minutes on medium high.  Be careful not to burn the garlic.  In a food processor, blend remaining ingredients, scraping down the sides once or twice.   Add the red pepper, garlic and olive oil to the bean mixture in the processor and blend until incorporated.  

13 comments:

  1. Yum!!! I love those kinds of easy dips that one can use as a sandwich spread!!! :)
    I assume being an eggplant lover you've also tried the Baba Ghanoush (eggplant tahini spread)? It's sooo good!!!

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  2. oooh this sounds super scrummy, thanks for sharing.
    :-)

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  3. I'll definitely be trying this out! Looks delicious :)

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  4. Quick meals are great to have, so keep them coming! This does sound good. Hooray for bean dips & spreads!

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  5. Oh, this looks delicious, and the tomato on top is what I'd do too. I LOVE bean spreads; they're among my favorite things to eat. Thanks for sharing this one.

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  6. Thanks everyone! I just love any kind of bean dip so I will probably keep experimenting.

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  7. i've only recently really started to enjoy pepper. a peppery bean dip sounds oh so right.

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  8. Haha, I love your theme! "Food for people who have minimal time to cook" -- that's me ;-) It gives me hope that I will actually be able to make some of these. Another lovely picture and post, Lee!

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  9. Lee,
    I gave you an award on my blog! ;) I love reading your blog!

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  10. Thanks Kathryn, things have gotten away from me wildly and all my ambitious mofo plans have gone down the drain!

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  11. You gave me an award??? I wonder what that could be LOL! Bean dip queen? I'll go an take a look.

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  12. Thank you Fayinagirl! What a lovely name you have.

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