Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is a wonderful vegetarian recipe that is wonderful served with warm pita bread or Toast. Cook time is only time to chill; there is no cooking in this recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. First rinse your beans THOROUGHLY with cold water and drain well.
  2. Place beans in a bowl and mash with potato masher.
  3. Add olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, cilantro, scallions, and mix well until pretty smooth.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Put in a serving bowl and chill for no less than 30 minutes.
  6. Garnish and serve.


Most Helpful

I really liked the flavor of this. I guess I ended up making a triple batch because we don't have single cans of mixed beans where I live. I used garbanzo beans, cannellini beans, and small red beans. What a great accent of color the red beans gave to the entire mix. That coupled with the fresh scalion and cilantro really gave it all a terrific flavor. I only had one lemon on hand, so I used some lemon and lime zest to make up that extra citrus flavor since I used more beans than originally called for. I ate mine with low fat triscuts, but truthfully, it was great all by itself too!

Kozmic Blues May 31, 2003

this is good! I used a mixed can of beans and the only thing I did different is I used a small can of mild jalepeno diced peppers and added 2 cloves minced garlic. this gave it a mexican flare and I served it as a side with burritos. We scooped it up with nacho chips,,,mmmmmm very good

peppermintkitty June 20, 2003

This was really tasty and versatile and has the consistency of hummus. I used a can of five bean mix.

Sueie June 17, 2003

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