Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Curried Butter Bean Dip

4 WWPP Posted by 9 years ago 4 Comments

This may be one of those things that I only like. It truly is the result of… 1.)Being hungry, 2.) having NOTHING is the house, and 3.) wanting to experiment.

I was just going to make some homemade hummus but upon inspection of my almost barren cupboard I discovered no Chickpeas. Just an old can of Butter Beans.

Butter Beans are just canned large Lima Beans. they have a fairly dry texture but “smoosh” up very easily. They tend to be what most kids have in there head as “Yuck beans!” but for some odd reason I always liked them. Even going as far a serving them cold to the toddler when he was younger as finger food. He used to eat them, now? not so much.

So the idea was just a high protein filling dip of sorts for the two vegetables I did have in the house, carrots and peppers. I LOVED it with the carrots, the peppers? I ended up eating them plain. Curried Butter Bean DipHonestly, I’d make it again, but I’d chose hummus over it if I had the choice. I guess I NEED to start stocking chickpeas! ;~P

  • 1 15oz can butter beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 3 tbsp fat free unflavored yogurt
  • 1 tsp red curry powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder

Put every thing in a bowl and blend, mix, or in my case smash. My blender broke and I don’t have a food processor so I used my hand potato masher and a fork. Worked like a charm!

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
3 About 1/3 Cup
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
148 3g 7g old: 2 new: 4
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
5g 0g 26g 9g

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    August 18, 2008

    Hi Roni, First, I really love your site! You have some delicious looking recipes. I look forward to trying some of them. Would you mind if I link to your recipes on my blog sometime? One question about the hummus & the above recipe, why Sesame oil instead of the traditional Tahini? Just curious. I have a great Tuscan bean dip recipe that my family enjoys, but have thought about making a traditional hummus next time.


    August 19, 2008

    No reason besides I don't have any! :~P So I just use the sesame oil to get a hint of the toasted sesame flavor.


    August 19, 2008

    At least you thought of using it. I wouldn't have, but I love sesame oil. Actually makes me crave Sesame noodles! {g}


    September 11, 2008

    This idea is actually really good with roasted garlic. Same idea just put the garlic, butter beans, and a little olive oil in the food processor. And its fantastic as a spread on sandwiches - a whole grain roll some of this spread and some grilled veggies make a great sandwich. Also this spread is much better with fresh butter beans if you can find them...