Bean and Pea Appetizer Recipes

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Spiced Sweet Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Rating: 4.67 stars
Serve with pita bread-you can cut pita bread into wedges and toast it for a different taste sensation. Tahini is a sesame paste, you can usually find it in the Mediterranean section of your grocery store.
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Hot Bean Dip

Rating: 4.6 stars
This bean dip is sooooo good. It is easy to make and is always a hit. I make it for my Super Bowl party each year and it is always gone before half time!! Two cheeses and refried beans are baked with mild spices to create a creamy dip. Serve with tortilla chips.

Fava Bean Breakfast Spread

Rating: 4.6 stars
A deliciously seasoned fava bean, onion, and tomato dip recipe! Traditionally served with pita bread for breakfast in Egypt.

Roasted Chickpeas

Rating: 4.04 stars
Chickpeas are oven roasted and seasoned to taste for a delicious high fiber snack

Black Bean Avocado Salsa

Rating: 4.93 stars
This has to be my favorite summer salsa. It's colorful and fresh tasting. It makes a bunch, so invite some friends over. I like to take the lime after it's been juiced and rub down the bowl I will be serving the salsa in. I also rub the lime on the plastic wrap this will help keep the avocados from turning brown. Don't forget the tortilla chips!

Sweet Pea Mockamole

Rating: 4.09 stars
Delicious and slightly sweet dip to serve with tortilla chips, crackers or fresh veggies.

Deep Fried Black Eyed Peas

Rating: 4.07 stars
Fun, funky and full of flavor! Think 'far out bar goodies' or your next full-fledged addiction. There's a crazy depth to the flavor and a buttery afterburn. Precooking the peas can be done a day in advance, making serving quick and easy. Enjoy!

White Bean Dip with Pine Nuts

Rating: 4.04 stars
I made this as an alternative to tomato sauce for a pizza topping, but I think it was even better the next day as a dip. The amount of ingredients I used only makes about a cup, so you may want to double or triple the amounts if making for a party.

Seven Layer Dip II

Rating: 4.73 stars
My mom's Seven Layer Dip is a big hit at all small gatherings! Refried beans are layered with guacamole, seasoned sour cream, veggies and cheese. It's perfect for dipping tortilla chips! The dip traditionally takes less time to disappear into bellies than it does to prepare.

Seven Layer Taco Dip

Rating: 4.73 stars
I am continuously asked to bring this dip for parties and family get-togethers. People gather around the platter until it's gone.

Roasted Green Beans

Rating: 4.69 stars
A great alternative to fast-food French fries. My family and friends love these as a snack or hors d'oeuvre. No matter how many I make, it's never enough!

Best-Ever Texas Caviar

Rating: 4.72 stars
This is a yummy Texas caviar made with black beans and pinto beans instead of black-eyed peas. Serve with scoop-style tortilla chips as a great party appetizer.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Indian-Spiced Roasted Chickpeas

"Crisp, spicy little nibbles. This is one snack that you can feel good about munching!" – WITZKEN

Cilantro Edamame Hummus

This fresh-tasting dip is made with frozen edamame.

Crispy Edamame

Rating: 4.09 stars

Green soybeans (edamame) are baked under a Parmesan cheese crust, turning a frozen food into a delicious snack!