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Smashed Bean, Pea Feta 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 that 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 and Feta 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 the dip was served at this get-together.
This dip has everything I like in a snack. I'm sure you already know how much I LOVE healthy dips, my favourites are the Baba Ganoush and Hommus, which are both so healthy. This recipe is the same, healthy and tasty, low in saturated 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.
Why Fibre is GOOD!
Fibre is the magic ingredient that keeps you feeling satisfied longer. There is also a lot of research on gut bacteria which suggests a diet high in fibre feeds the good bacteria. This is the particular type of gut bacteria which likes to keep you thin. I could go on forever about this topic but if you're interested, take a look at what I've written about fibre in my apple pie chia pudding recipe. The chia pudding also makes a delicious breakfast recipe.
Smashed Bean & Pea Dip Substitute Ingredients
The recipe for my dip includes peas, beans and edamame. You can find all of these ingredients in the freezer section of a large 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.
A nice serving idea is to add some nuts, seeds or feta to the top of the dip. This allows guests to load up crackers with extra goodies.
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.
The leftover dip is fabulous as a spread on sandwiches.
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The dip is quick to make but a little bit of planning is needed for the recipe.
The frozen vegetables need to be steamed so time must be allotted to cook the beans. The dip is served cold. So once the recipe is complete time needs to be allowed for the dip to chill completely before serving.
Having said that it's such a quick recipe I'm sure you will be making it again and again.
Step by Step Images
I first saw a version of this recipe in the Thermomix Festive Cookbook. Today I'm sharing my adaptation 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 another, non-thermal magazine! It's obviously a popular dip!
I would love to know how you go with this recipe so please feel free to share your pictures on ThermoKitchen.
FAQ Bean Pea & Feta Dip
No, the dip doesn't taste as good hot so make sure you allow enough time for it to cool.
Yes, it is naturally gluten-free. Be aware to serve the dip with gluten-free dipping options and avoid cross-contamination.
Yes, you can use an alternative feta although the end result may not be as smooth.
You can substitute the feta for cream cheese and just add a little extra lemon juice.
Yes, just add a little bit of water and lemon juice until the desired consistency is reached.
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Smashed Bean & Pea Dip
- 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.120 g Frozen Peas, 70 g Frozen Edamame, 70 g Frozen Broad Beans
- 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 ¾ of the shelled beans and ¾ of the peas into the empty TM bowl.2 cloves garlic, 1 shallot, 1 Tbs fresh lemon juice, 50 gm Danish Feta, 1 avocado
- 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.1 TBS pepita, sunflower and pine nut mix, 30 g Danish Feta
- Cover and refrigerate until cold. Serve
Do you have any favourite Thermomix dips you would like to share? I would love to try some new recipes.
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