Delicious Smoky Bean Dip

Delicious Smoky Bean Dip

The delicious smoky bean dip has just the perfect amount of smokiness to satisfy any condiment aficionado


This recipe was kindly passed down to me from my beautiful auntie. I loved it so much I needed to re-make it and share it with you. It's vegan, gluten, and sugar-free.

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Yield: one medium container


  • 3 shallots (can use regular red onion too)
  •  5 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 can of cooked kidney beans (keep the water)
  • 2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • Salt & pepper
  • Fresh parsley 
  • Chilli (optional)
  • Can of chopped tomatoes (optional for a fuller-flavour)
  • Some good cooking oil

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  1. Finely dice the shallots and garlic and fry in oil until both are golden brown.
  2. Add in the paprika and turmeric as well as the salt & pepper.
  3. Add in a whole tin of kidney beans and tomato paste. The addition of the chilli paste is optional at this point. Then add a can of chopped tomatoes.
  4. Simmer for around 10-15 minutes until the liquid has reduced a little bit.
  5. Once slightly cooled, blend until the mixture is roughly smooth.
  6. Transfer the mixture to a glass container.
  7. Wash and dice up the parsley and sprinkle on top. 

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This dip can be enjoyed cold but it’s nicer served at either room temperature or even a little warmer.

Cut up any vegetables you want / bread sticks / spread on toast / into a wrap / sauce topping. Its very hearty, full of flavour and nutritious! 

That’s all friends  


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