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This Smoky Harissa Red Pepper Dip is made with white beans and topped with pistachios, cumin seeds and optional feta. A simple party appetizer that comes together in 10 minutes flat. #harissadip #vegandip #harissahummus #whitebeandip #redpepperdip #redpepperhummus

Smoky Harissa Red Pepper Dip

  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: dips, appetizer, vegan adaptable
  • Method: blended
  • Cuisine: North African

Description

This Smoky Harissa Red Pepper Dip is made with white beans and topped with pistachios, cumin seeds and optional feta. A simple party appetizer that comes together in 10 minutes flat.


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Ingredients

  • 14-ounce canned white beans, drained, rinsed ( about 1 1/2 cups cooked) or sub chickpeas
  • 1/21 cup roasted red bell pepper (out of a jar, rinsed, drained well)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon harissa paste, more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 pumkin seeds, pistachios or cashews ( or sub 1/4 cup tahini paste)

Garnish: 1/2 cup feta cubes (diced small), drizzle olive oil, 2 tablespoons pistachios, 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, fresh mint leaves


Instructions

Place the white beans (rinse & drain), bell pepper ( start with 1/2 cup), garlic clove, harissa paste, salt, smoked paprika, cumin and tahini in a food processor. Pulse until smooth.

Taste and adjust salt and heat (adding more harissa paste if you like).

Place in a bowl. Garnish thd dip with cubes of feta (cut them small).

Heat the olive oil in a pan, add the pistachios and gently warm, about 3 minutes, add 1 teaspoon cumin seeds (whole caraway is nice too) and warm 1 minute, stirring, toasting.  Spoon this over the feta, and scatter with torn mint leaves.

Feel free to make this ahead and frigerate up to one day before serving.

Serve with pita, chips, crackers, veggies, etc.


Notes

1/2 teaspoon toasted caraway seeds are nice too, as garnish.

This is also delicious warmed up and served as a “side dish” to fish, chicken or whatever  you think. 🙂

Keywords: smoky harissa dip, smoky white bean dip, red pepper dip, harissa red pepper dip, vegan dip recipes, white bean hummus

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