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Trio of Bean Dips

Trio of Bean Dips

Makes about one quart of each dip

We have a lot of diehard football fans here at Bumps Restaurant and we all love watching the games, making some tasty snacks, and having a good time; unfortunately your average football snacks are cheesy, fried, and almost always unhealthy. We came up with these bean dips as a trio of healthy, tasty, and pretty easy to put together recipes that will satisfy your party. We use dried beans and rehydrate them, but you are more than welcome to use canned, please rinse of the brine from the beans first tough.

 

Pinto Bean Dip

2tsp Olive Oil

1/2cup of diced yellow onion

1T Ground Cumin

1/4tsp Cayenne Pepper

3C Cooked or canned pinto beans

1/2cup vegetable broth

2Tbl Fresh Lime Juice

 

  • Put olive oil in a pan and heat to medium
  • Add the onion and sauté for three to five minutes
  • Add the cumin and cayenne to the pan and cook with the onions another two minutes
  • Remove from the heat and let cool
  • Add the beans, broth, lime juice, and the onion spiced mix to a food processor and pulse until the mix is well mixed, but not completely smooth.

*this recipe is vegan, to garnish you can use cilantro, cheddar cheese, sour cream, green onions, the sky is the limit*

Creamy Black Bean Dip

2.5 Cups of Cooked or Canned Black beans

1/3 Cup of vegetable broth

2 cloves of garlic

Juice of one lime

1tsp Chili Powder

¼ Cup Chopped Cilantro

½ Cup chopped green onions

  • Put all ingredients into a food processor except for the vegetable broth
  • Begin blending and slowly add the broth
  • Blend until creamy
  • Garnish with more cilantro and queso fresco if you would like

 

White Bean and Rosemary Dip

3C Cooked or Canned Cannellini Beans

¼ Cup Tahini

¼ Cup Vegetable Broth

3T balsamic Vinegar

2 Cloves of Garlic

1T Minced Fresh Rosemary

 

  • Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth
  • Let chill in the fridge for at least four hours
  • Garnish with fresh rosemary, a squeeze of lemon, and a Tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

These Dips can be served with Tortilla Chips, Pita Chips, Bread, Pretzel Chips, etc… the sky is the limit on what you can dip these in, also these work well as sandwich spreads the day after.

Here is a link for cooking dried beans like a pro, dried beans are cheaper, and usually taste better then there canned counterparts:

http://localfoods.about.com/od/preparationtips/qt/How-To-Cook-Beans.htm

Enjoy and keep on cooking!

-Chef Joseph Koenig

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