Healthy Smashed Bean & Pea Dip Thermomix
Smashed Bean and Pea Dip is the perfect choice when you want a creamy, moreish dip which is also healthy and delicious! The feta gives the dip zing, whilst the seeds add crunch.
Sometimes I see a recipe and I want to make straight away. Other recipes I seem to skim over or miss entirely. I’ve had the recipe for this healthy Smashed Bean & Pea Dip for twelve months now but I haven’t been inspired to make it. I’m sure you’re wondering what changed? Well, I went to a Thermomix cooking class and my lovely ThermoRep made this dip. It was sensational!
This dip has everything I want in a snack. It’s tasty, healthy, low in fat and high in fibre! I’m sure I’ve told you how much I love to eat a high fibre diet, but in case you missed it.
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Smashed Bean & Pea Dip Substitute Ingredients
The recipe for my dip includes peas, beans and edamame. All of these ingredients are found in the freezer section of the supermarket. In my store, the ingredients were side by side. If you have trouble finding either ingredient it’s easy to make substitutes.
- No Edamame -use the same amount of peas and make up the difference with broad beans.
- No Broad Beans – use the same amount of peas and make up the difference with edamame.
- Don’t like mint – Substitute the mint for 5gm Dill or Basil
- Can’t find the pepita, sunflower seed and pine nut mix – Substitute for any nuts or seeds you like.
As you can see by my pictures, I like to add a topping to the dip so guests can load up crackers with extra feta, seeds and whole beans.
For a fancier vegetarian finger food, you could grill bruschetta and add a spoonful of the smashed Bean dip and top with micro herbs or watercress.
Leftover dip is fabulous as a spread on sandwiches.
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A simple healthy dip that is low calorie and delicious!
- 120 g Frozen Peas
- 70 g Frozen Edamame
- 70 g Frozen Broad Beans
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 shallot white part only - Long green and white shallot
- 1 Tbs fresh lemon juice
- 50 gm Danish Feta
- 1 avocado
- 1 TBS pepita, sunflower and pine nut mix
- 30 g Danish Feta
Place the garlic, edamame beans, peas, and broad bean in the internal steaming basket.
Add 800gm water to the TM bowl.
Place the steaming basket into the TM bowl and steam. 10 min/Varoma/Speed 3.
Remove the steaming basket and discard the water from the TM bowl.
Take the shells off the edamame and broad beans.
Place the roughly quartered shallot, avocado, mint, garlic, feta, lemon juice 3/4 of the shelled beans and 3/4 of the peas into the empty TM bowl.
Blitz 3 sec/Speed 7. Scrape down the TM bowl.
Repeat Blitz 3 sec/Speed 5. Scrape down the TM bowl.
Add the remainder of the peas and beans. Blitz 3 sec/Speed 5.
Remove the dip from the TM and place it into a serving dish. Garnish with extra feta and seed mix.
Cover and refrigerate until cold. Serve
Make sure you allow the dip time to cool before serving.
If you can't find Edamame beans just use more broad beans. If you can't find broad beans add extra Edamame.
Although the dip is quick to make a little bit of pre-thought is needed for the recipe. The frozen vegetables need to be steamed so time must be allotted to allow the dip to chill before serving. Having said that it’s such a quick recipe I’m sure you will be making it again and again.
As I said in the broadcast, the original recipe was adapted from the Thermomix Festive Cookbook. Today I’m sharing my version of the dip. I think my recipe is even nicer as it has some crunch and a little more lemon and feta. Funnily enough, I noticed the recipe has also appeared in other, non-thermie magazine! It’s obviously a popular dip!
Do you have any favourite Thermomix dips you would like to share? I would love to try some new recipes. Please feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of the dip. Commenting lets other readers know what you thought of the recipe and any changes you made 🙂