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Peanut Sesame Butternut Bean Dip

What’s in a name?


All sorts of good stuff. Especially when you’re named Peanut Sesame Butternut Bean Dip. Definitely a mouthful, but you’re going to keep having mouthfuls of this dip anyway so who’s complaining?



What’s great about dips is that as long as you have a food processor or even a trusty old blender, you can make dips out of whatever’s lying around the kitchen. We’re tossing in a can of white cannellini beans, butternut squash, and a quarter cup of peanuts for this recipe. I just know you’re already trying to imagine the tastes and textures we’re going to get out of that combination.


Cannellini beans are great, and there’s a reason why we’re using a whole can. Aside from them being nutritional powerhouses packed with good fiber, protein, and a bunch of micronutrients that combat stress in your body, cannellini beans have a distinct nutty flavor and give out a smooth texture. Perfect for our Peanut Sesame Butternut Bean Dip.


Let’s not forget our butternut. You can swap this out for sweet potatoes, but hear me out. Butternut squash is loaded with potassium and fiber that can help manage your blood sugar. And it kind of tastes like a sweet potato anyway! Mildly sweet and a little bit nutty.


And then there’s peanuts- an excellent plant-based source of protein.


Can you believe you’re getting all of that healthy, tasty goodness just from a dip?


There are so many ways to enjoy this Peanut Sesame Butternut Bean Dip recipe- dip in your favorite veggies, chips, or crackers, or serve it on top of grilled veg. Bring out the blender and try this plant-based vegan dip out!


Peanut Sesame Butternut Bean Dip

Author: Micah Siva

Total time: 15 minutes

Serves: 8-10


Ingredients:

  • 1 can white cannellini beans, drained

  • 1 cup cooked butternut squash (or sweet potato)

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • 2 slices fresh ginger, peeled

  • 1 green onion, chopped

  • Juice of 1 lime

  • ¼ cup peanuts

  • 2 tbsp sesame oil

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • Sea salt, to taste

  • To serve: peanuts, red chili flakes, green onions, and sesame oil



Preparation:

  1. Combine beans, butternut squash, garlic, ginger, onion, lime juice, peanuts, and sesame oil in a food processor or blender.

  2. Slowly drizzle in olive oil while blending until smooth.

  3. Garnish with peanuts, chili flakes, green onions, and a drizzle of sesame oil.

  4. Enjoy!


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