Now you can dip without guilt courtesy of our Smoky Cannellini Bean Dip with Homemade Harissa Paste Recipe. This savory dip packs all the great flavors of regular bean and hummus dips with an unexpected, hot note that provides smokiness, spiciness, and even more flavor.
A significant chunk of the carbs in cannellini beans is fiber, which helps you feel full longer, slows down digestion, and can also help prevent big blood sugar spikes. And the spices in the harissa paste can induce a metabolic boost of about 8%, which increases the number of calories burned immediately after your meal.
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Smoky Cannellini Bean Dip with Homemade Harissa Paste Recipe
Prep Time: soaking time + 10 min | Cook Time: 5 min | Yields: 2 cups
+ 4 oz (115 g) dried chiles
+ 1 tbsp cumin seeds
+ 2 tsp coriander seeds
+ 1 tsp caraway seeds
+ 2 tsp smoked paprika
+ 4 garlic cloves, minced
+ 3-4 sun-dried tomatoes, finely chopped (homemade recipe here)
+ 2 tbsp lemon juice
+ 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
+ 1 tsp sea salt
+ 1/4 cup olive oil
+ 1 1/2 cups cannellini beans, cooked (learn here how to soak and cook beans and legumes)
+ 1/4 cup harissa paste
+ 3 tbsp olive oil
+ 2 garlic cloves
+ 3 tbsp lemon juice
To make the harissa paste: Place the dried chiles in a bowl, cover with boiling water, and let soak for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, toast the cumin, caraway, and coriander seeds in a skillet over low-medium heat, stirring occasionally. When the spices are fragrant and start to pop, remove from heat. Grind the spices using a mortar and pestle or use a spice/coffee grinder instead.
Once chiles are rehydrated, drain and remove the stems and seeds. Transfer all the ingredients, except the olive oil, to a food processor and blend well. With the food processor running, slowly drizzle in the olive oil and process to form a smooth paste.
Scoop the paste into a jar and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.
To make the bean dip: Place the cannellini beans and remaining ingredients in a food processor (or blender) and pulse until smooth.
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