BEAN AND OLIVE DIP




BEAN AND OLIVE DIP
I love all kinds of dips. I feel that they are healthiest and filling snacking option when they are combined with any low-fat chips or breads. Any types of beans and vegetables are the ideal choices for dips. Even roasted vegetables go very well. This time, I have made a Tapenade-kind of dip. I have used less oil here than the regular store-brought Tapenades and added some fava beans. Even capers and anchovies can also be added to this dip. When choosing crackers or chips, please go for ones with whole grains for that extra fiber boost.

INGREDIENTS:
Onion, small, 1.
Diced canned tomatoes, 1 cup.
Fava beans or any kind of beans, cooked, 1 cup.
Black olives, ¼ cup.
Salt and pepper as per taste.
Cilantro for garnishing, a handful.
Dried herbs like oregano and basil, a pinch of each.
Italian seasoning or any type of seasoning mixture, ¼ teaspoon.

PREPARATION:
Dice the onion and olives into very small pieces. Cook the beans and let it cool. If canned beans are used, rinse them well before using to remove the excess sodium content. Heat a pan with a teaspoon of olive oil. When the oil turns hot, add the diced onions and sauté for a few minutes until the onions are well caramelized. Add the diced tomatoes along with fava beans, olives, dry herbs, seasonings, salt, and pepper and mix everything well. Mash the beans with the back of a spatula while mixing. Add the chopped cilantro and let it cook for 5 minutes under medium flame. Serve with any types of breads, chips, or crackers.

VARIATIONS: A clove of crushed garlic and chopped jalapeños can also be added while cooking for some extra spiciness.

33 comments:

Animisha said...

Gita, cooool dear.
I love cooool dips and like to have them with whole grain tortillas.
This is a perfect dish for OLIVE lovers.
I love to taste all types of dips but not heard on olive dip.
This weekend i am gonna do it for myself and enjoy.

Shama Nagarajan said...

nice one dear

Pooja said...

Awesome dip Gita! Your recipes are so unique!

Parita said...

Nice dip gita..love the flavors

Prathibha said...

Nice dip gal..

Pooja said...

Looking nice Gita..Unique one..

Kalyani said...

looks good one ... will try some time .......

Vrinda said...

Nice recipe and totally new to me..

AnuSriram said...

Delicious dip! Looks lovely!

Priya said...

Wow Dip looks outstanding Gita, wat a unique dip dear!

anudivya said...

Sounds nutritious. What kind of bread is the one you served in?

Preeti Singh said...

Outstanding and healthy dip, Gita. Nice and easy recipe..Great.

Laavanya said...

The beans must make it very filling and healthy.

Pooja said...

i love the combo !

Yasmeen said...

Hearty dip with my fav. Olives:)

Poornima Nair said...

Thats a great n healthy dip Gita...looks delicious.

Sanghi said...

yummy bean dip.!

Sireesha said...

Looks absolutely delish!!Yummmy Yummyyyyyy....

RAKS KITCHEN said...

SO innovative,with bean, and olives!!

Navita (Gupta) Hakim said...

nice click...love the thick wholesome dip :)

Viki's Kitchen said...

A dip with less oil / butter is a rare one. Nice recipe dear. Love to have it with bread:)

ARUNA said...

this is cool Gita...nice one!

Astra Libris said...

Such a gorgeous dip! Hooray for whole grain chips and breads, and hooray for you for championing them!!

Pavithra said...

Nice dip yaa...unique

Priti said...

Very interesting..looks gud

rekhas kitchen said...

ohh that s enough for me looks delicious Gita yum.

Chitra said...

U always make dishes different from others..Not the regular ones like me;)Looks good and this is very new to me..!!

Valarmathi said...

Nice dip. Looks delicious.

Divya Vikram said...

Looks like a great accompaniment with bread.

curryworld said...

Hi Gita ...
Its new to me ..still it looks great..i amsure it taste nice too

Malar Gandhi said...

Interesting recipe...must have tasted good too, right.

Chef Jeena said...

Tasty dip Gita I would love to scoop some up with some fresh bread.

Shama Nagarajan said...

hai gita....i too got them in shiparamam