Silky Smooth Soy Bean Dip/Spread

I saw a tweet by @LouiseRoss about a black bean dip she made (similar to a hummus recipe) and it got me thinking.  I had a package of cooked soy beans in the fridge and decided to invent my own dip.  I made it in the blender and just dumped ingredients in without measuring.  The amounts below are approximations and should be adjusted to suit your taste.  I have an aversion to raw onions and didn’t add any.  I imaging if you are a onion non-hater a couple tablespoons of raw onion would taste good in it.  Soy beans are silky smooth and not so beany when blended so this dip feels great in your mouth (I am very sensitive to textures).

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1cup cooked soy beans

1 clump mitsuba aka honeywort or wild chervil (not the whole bag but one section)

1/3 carrot

1 small garlic clove

2tbsp olive oil (I was out and used regular salad oil)

1/2-1tsp cumin powder

1/4tsp cayenne pepper

1/4 tsp chili pepper

1/2tsp salt

1/4tsp fresh ground pepper

Put all the ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. I had to add a bit of water because my blender doesn’t deal with thick pastes so well.

Serve as a dip for flat bread or as a spread in a sandwich.  I will be spreading it on flat bread and topping it with fresh locally grown tomatoes.

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3 thoughts on “Silky Smooth Soy Bean Dip/Spread

  1. I am so lucky! Recently I’ve looked everywhere for inspiration on some kind of hummus-like dip made from soy beans, (because I want to eat more soy beans but don’t like their texture much), and here it is! Thanks! I bet it tastes great!

    • I agree with you about the texture of soybeans. I think they are much better in dip as they are quite smooth. Good luck with the dip!

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