Thursday, 23 January 2014

Butterbean Dip Recipe

I have promised to share some recipe's on the blog this year and this first one is super healthy and cheap! 

Butterbean Dip

1 can of Butterbeans
1 small Garlic Clove
2 tsp Lemon Juice
3 tsp Olive Oil
1/2 tsp Chilli Powder

  • Take your drained can of Butterbeans and blitz them in your choice of blender (I use a stick blender).
  • Add your lemon juice, crushed garlic clove and Chilli Powder (you can leave this out and add some black pepper if you don't like Chilli).
  • Slowly add your Olive Oil until it forms a smooth dip. You may need to add a little more or less to get a consistency you like.
  • Serve with your choice of crudites....that's vegetable sticks for us common folk! 
Suggestions - Carrot, Celery, Pepper, Tomato, Cucumber, Radish, Baby Corn, Mangetout....or have all of them and get your 5 a Day!

I like to add a pitta bread sliced into batons too and enjoy it as a healthy lunch.

This amount of dip costs under a £1 to make and once you have the ingredients ie. Olive Oil, Garlic, Chilli Powder you can use them to make lots more!

Here's a secret.... you can use the same recipe with Chickpea's to make Houmus*! 

*please note I never have and never will know how to spell it...Hummus, Houmous, Hoomouse???

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