Hummus may be the most popular bean-based dip around, but almost any legume can be made into a dippable, delicious spread, and Bon Appetit has an easy formula for making your own.
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Click the link below for some great flavour combo suggestions, but to transform any ol’ can of beans into a creamy dip, you’ll need one of each of the following:
- A 425g Can of Beans: Black, white, butter and garbanzo beans are all good options.
- A Tablespoon of Something Creamy: Bon Appetit recommends tahini, nut butter and Greek yogurt, but I’m a big fan of sour cream and labneh as well.
- A Pinch of Something Flavorful: Try ginger, garlic, chillies, herbs or toasted spices.
- Some Acid: The juice and zest of half a lemon or lime should get you there, but you could also try a teaspoon or two of your favourite vinegar.
- A Little Bit of Something Sweet: A drizzle of honey, agave or maple syrup will help balance out all of your flavours, and you can always take the fruit route and toss in a date.
- Some Herbs for Topping: Whatever fresh herbs you think would compliment your tasty creation, if you so desire.
Just chuck your beans of choice into a food processor with a couple of tablespoons of olive oil and some salt and pepper, blend it all together and add in your remaining, flavorful ingredients (except toppings). Blitz to combine, scrape into a pretty bowl, garnish with herbs and serve proudly.
Make a Ton of Impressive Dips With This Simple Formula [Bon Appetit]