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Bean and Peas for the Win! - 31 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
4.5/5 (67 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 (5 Votes)

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If you are craving something sweet but know inhaling candy will have you feeling flat, reach for this warm, low-cal...

  • 1 (15-ounce) can organic garbanzo beans
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
5/5 (1 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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Simple and easy to make! Maple Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas are a great, easy snack to make at any time! Make a big b

  • 2 cups chickpeas rinsed and dried
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspon cinnamon
4.6/5 (30 Votes)

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Pineapple Black Bean Guacamole Dip will be the star of your next potluck or gameday party! Make extra because it wi...

  • 2 medium avocados, halved, seeded and peeled
  • 1/4 cup bottled green chili salsa (salsa verde)
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh pineapple or 1/2 cup canned crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1/2 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 fresh jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onions
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
4.7/5 (17 Votes)

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Black-eyed peas are the main ingredient in these delicious fritters! Soak the beans overnight so they are soft and ...

  • 1 pound dried black-eyed peas, picked-through and rinsed (or two 15-ounce cans peas, drained and rinsed)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • Vegetable oil, for panfrying
4.7/5 (16 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
4.8/5 (5 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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