Spicy Roasted Garlic and Soybean Dip

Total Time
30mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

A festive addition to your holiday party, or a great and healthy weekend dip. Adjust the garlic and spices down for younger children and you've got a mellow protein packed healthy afternoon snack dip. The versatile soybean strikes again!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In an ungreased skillet over medium heat, dry roast the unpeeled garlic cloves for about 15 minutes; turn them frequently until softened (they'll develop dark spots but should not burn).
  2. Alternatively, use oven roasted garlic leftover from another meal.
  3. Remove cloves from the skillet and allow to cool.
  4. When cool, peel off the skins from the roasted garlic and place garlic into a bowl.
  5. In a large pot, bring about 6 cups of salted water to the boil and boil the soybeans for about 5 minutes, until tender but still bright green.
  6. Reserve 1 cup of the cooking water in a small bowl before draining the soybeans.
  7. Allow the soybeans to cool to room temp.
  8. In a blender, combine to cooled soybeans with the garlic, salt and spices and pulse the blender to combine Add 1/2 to 3/4 cup of the reserved cooking water until a smooth purée forms.
  9. Add the oil, lime juice and cilantro.
  10. Pulse to combine.
  11. Spoon into a serving dish and garnish with cilantro sprigs.
  12. Serve at room temperature with cut veggies and pita wedges or chips for dipping.

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