California Avocado White Bean Dip

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When somebody asks me about my background, I believe they assume I’ll say one thing about pictures or cooking. Whereas I’ve finished each for over a decade now, I really began in music. I’ve two levels, geared in direction of music training and I’m a bassoonist by commerce. I really like every thing about music however I discovered my love was higher as a client (and occasional performer).

One factor hardly anybody is aware of about me: I used to be a HUGE ska fan in highschool. Past bassoon, I’m a saxophonist. It was my first instrument and it led me to an appreciation of jazz, blues, and ska. I needed nothing extra to be in a ska band however I by no means made it. As a substitute, it was the music that bought me by way of my youth.

What does this all must do with this white bean dip? California Avocado requested me to create a recipe based mostly on a quintessential California music style. I selected Orange County Ska (No Doubt, Reel Large Fish, Goldfinger, Chic, and Save Ferris). This white bean dip makes use of charred lime taste so as to add a vivid pop of distinction in honor of my favourite horn sections. This recipe is a part of the Summer season Soundtrack eBook California Avocado put collectively so make sure to pop over and obtain a replica!

variations

Beans: Swap out the white beans for chickpeas. Whereas I desire the smoothness of the white beans, chickpeas can undoubtedly work in a pinch.

Citrus: I really like the flavour of the limes on this dip however charred lemons (particularly meyer lemons) could be beautiful with the avocado.

Serving: Past contemporary greens, tortilla chips, crackers, and/or toasted bread work nice.

Side-angle white bean avocado dip

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Substances

Charred Scallions

2 limes

2 teaspoons avocado oil

2 teaspoons honey

three tablespoons minced scallions

Dip

1 cup cooked white beans, drained and rinsed if utilizing canned

1 California avocado

¼ cup packed contemporary cilantro

¼ teaspoon sea salt

¼ to ½ cup water

Topping

Cilantro, for serving

Charred lime wedges, for serving


Directions

  • Zest the limes and set the zest apart. Slice the ends off the lime and reduce off the peel. Rigorously section/supreme every lime. Squeeze out any leftover lime juice and throw away the pith.
  • Warmth the avocado oil and honey in a small skillet. Add the minced scallions, lime segments, and any additional lime juice. Cook dinner on medium-low warmth till the limes are damaged down and the appears to be like caramelized, three to four minutes. Take away from the warmth, stir in ½ teaspoon of the lime zest, and put aside.
  • Mix the remaining substances, by way of the seas salt, in a blender or meals processor, together with the cooked lime combination. Add a splash of water as wanted to skinny the dip sufficient to puree it clean. Style and add extra salt as wanted.
  • Switch to a bowl and high with additional cilantro, scallion greens, and charred lime wedges.

Notes

Suggestions + Methods: To char the lime wedges, warmth 1 teaspoon of avocado oil within the pan. Place the limes within the pan and cook dinner till browning on every reduce aspect.

Deplete leftover substances: avocado, white beans, limes

California Avocado White Bean Dip

Disclosure: This recipe was created in partnership with California Avocados. All ideas and opinions are my very own. It’s content material like this that helps me preserve this website operating to supply the vegetarian recipes you see each week.

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