Food Monday ~ Kidney Bean Dip

Kidney Bean Dip

This is a very quick dish to make using a food processor with a metal chopping blade.

1 x 425g can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
2 tablespoons lemon juice
6 tablespoons of olive oil
Salt and pepper
3 slices of pancetta

Place the first four ingredients in the processor bowl and whizz until smooth, then transfer to a serving dish.
Grill the pancetta until crisp and golden, then cool and crumble over the top of the dip.

To serve: Crusty bread or julienne strips of carrots, cucumber and sweet peppers.

7 thoughts on “Food Monday ~ Kidney Bean Dip

  1. Nancy

    “This is a very quick dish to make using a food processor with a metal chopping blade.”

    Good thing you mentioned having a metal chopping blade ready,GM.

    I needed it to get that giant can of beans open!

  2. Alice

    With the crispy pancetta, why bother with the beans? 😛 Seriously, I’ll bet that’s good but with the pancetta and Hubby’s vegetarianism, it’s a no go for me. I made a similar dish a couple of weeks ago with canned pinto beans. We ate it like a seven-layer burrito (or wrap) with shredded lettuce, tomato, avocado, etc. I imagine you’d eat this in similar fashion?

  3. Grannymar Post author

    Nancy _ I hope you managed to keep your fingers well out of the way. 😉

    Alice – You could make it without the pancetta, and add a garnish to your taste. 😀

  4. wisewebwoman

    Cilantro would be an excellent garnish for this. I need something for a luncheon I’m catering, all fingery things. Any other brill ideas, GM, I’m stealing this….

  5. Grannymar Post author

    WWW – I am sure your lunch will prove as wonderful as always.

    Offhand I wonder if you remember these:

    Food Monday ~ Caramelised Red Onion Hummus – 16-01-2012
    Food Monday ~ Dips – 20-06-2011
    Food Monday ~ Colourful Crisps – 15-11-2010
    Food Monday ~ Cheese Balls – 12-04-10

  6. shackman

    GM it works equally well with a variety of beans – I do something similar with white beans and pintos – using bacon, not pancetta as pancetta is not as easy to come by here

  7. Grannymar Post author

    Shackman – That is a welcome addition to the bowl. The more ideas the merrier.


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