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Bean and Peas for the Win! - 17 recipes

Chunky, smooth, or crisped in the oven, bean and pea appetizers burst with flavor, so choose from some of our favorite bean and pea appetizers for your next party. Keep it simple or add extra ingredients for a flavor fiesta, these versatile recipes are perfect to play around with and add your own special touch to.

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Rate this recipe 4.5/5 (18 Votes)
Lemon, Thyme, & Cauliflower Bean Dip 1 Picture
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Servings 8
Preparation time 15
Cooking time 45

  • 1 head cauliflower, trimmed and broken into bite-sized pieces
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 (15.5-ounce) can Great Northern beans (or any white bean), rinsed and drained
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • Extra olive oil for drizzling

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Baked cauliflower and fresh thyme make this white bean dip a light and easy choice for your next party

Top rated Bean and Pea Appetizer recipes

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This Roasted Beet-White Bean Hummus will become one of your favorites, because of its delicious flavor and beautifu...

  • 1 small beet
  • 1 cup cooked white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 chopped clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • crudités, tortilla chips, or toasted bread for serving
4.6/5 (8 Votes)

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This simple appetizer packs protein and fiber with some spice! Bring to a party, serve as a snack, or use in place ...

  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tablespoon olive or canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium taco seasoning mix (or you can use your own mix of cumin, paprika, red pepper flakes and pepper)
4.8/5 (13 Votes)

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White bean spread with garlic and herbs is perfect when served with home-made crispy baked pita wedges

  • SPREAD:
  • 2 (15-ounces) cans great Northern or cannellini beans (white kidney beans), rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup canned chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh marjoram, snipped or 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh rosemary, snipped or 1/8 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Olive oil, optional garnish
  • fresh marjoram leaves and rosemary, optional garnish
  • HOME BAKED PITA CHIPS:
  • 2 pita bread rounds
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons fresh oregano, snipped
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
4.6/5 (7 Votes)

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Spring peas and tofu combine quickly in a food processor with mint and scallions for a colorful, protein-packed dip

  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen green peas, or fresh peas, sweet baby variety
  • 8 ounces light silken tofu
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice, fresh
  • 1 teaspoon table salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, coarsely ground, or to taste
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves, fresh, firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup uncooked scallions, chopped
4.8/5 (4 Votes)

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So with all the talk and posting of Super Bowl party grub I have to be honest, I am not a fan of football

  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cans (16-ounces, each) refried beans
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 cups Monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 pound ground turkey, cooked, optional
  • 1 can Rotel tomatoes, optional
4.5/5 (184 Votes)

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This classic Southern side dish is a favorite at BBQ cookouts and also at potlucks!

  • 3 (15-ounce) cans Delmonte Very Young Sweet Peas
  • 6 large hard-boiled eggs, chopped
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • Pinch onion salt
  • Pinch garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Chopped sweet pickles, optional
  • Finely chopped onion, optional
4.3/5 (89 Votes)

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Hummus gets even healthier adding a medium avocado

  • 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas. or garbanzo beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1 medium avocado, pitted
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
5/5 (6 Votes)

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Want to add some kick to your dip?! Here's a yummy variation of a bean and salsa dip that's great served with torti...

  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can white shoepeg corn, drained
  • 3 cups fresh salsa (Sam's or Costco carry large containers)
  • 1/2 cup Italian dressing
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped and lightly packed
  • Tortilla or baked pita chips
5/5 (1 Votes)

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Black bean and rice salad loaded with carrots, corn, tomatoes and onions

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked basmati rice, cooled
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup carrots, finely diced
  • 3/4 cup raw corn kernels
  • 3/4 cup tomato, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup Italian parsley, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, minced
  • 2 tablespoons red onion, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
4.7/5 (13 Votes)

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These crunchy, pumpkin-y roasted chickpeas are so addicting, they won't even make it off the pan before you've devo...

  • 1 can or 1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Salt to taste
4.8/5 (8 Votes)

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Warm up your party with melty Parmesan & White Bean Dip

  • 1 tablespoon olive or canola oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme, chopped or 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1 (19-ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup chicken broth or white wine
  • 2 tablespoons Italian (flat-leaf) parsley, chopped
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded (approximately 3 3/4 ounces)
  • Carrot sticks
4.6/5 (13 Votes)

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Hearty White Bean & Prosciutto Bruschetta is a quick crowd-pleasing appetizer

  • 2 cups cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme, or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 ounces prosciutto, thinly sliced, fat removed, cut into thin strips
  • Bruschetta
  • 2 tablespoons red onion, minced
4.7/5 (6 Votes)

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Light, fresh, and packed with protein and fiber, this Corn, Black Bean, Avocado, and Tomato Salad is the perfect si

  • 1 (7 to 10-ounce) package grape tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • Juice of 1 small lime
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt, more or less to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse black pepper
4.6/5 (10 Votes)

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Make your own roasted chickpeas in an air fryer

  • 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
4.5/5 (10 Votes)

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