Bean and Pea Appetizer Recipes

Browse 430+ appetizers made with beans and peas, like taco dip, hummus, green pea mockamole, and cowboy caviar.

Staff Picks

Spiced Sweet Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Rating: 4.5 stars 727
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: 4.5 stars 678
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: 4.5 stars 82
A deliciously seasoned fava bean, onion, and tomato dip recipe! Traditionally served with pita bread for breakfast in Egypt.
By Beverly Estes

Roasted Chickpeas

Rating: 4 stars 527
Crispy, crunchy spiced chickpeas make an excellent snack or garnish.

Black Bean Avocado Salsa

Rating: 5 stars 185
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 stars 55
Delicious and slightly sweet dip to serve with tortilla chips, crackers or fresh veggies.

Deep Fried Black Eyed Peas

Rating: 4 stars 15
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 stars 24
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 Taco Dip

Rating: 4.5 stars 2804
Quick, no-bake, 7-layer taco dip that has all the classic Mexican flavors.

Cowboy Caviar

Rating: 4.5 stars 262
Black beans absorb other flavors superbly, so try to leave this for at least 20 minutes before serving to allow the different flavors to blend together.
By Allrecipes Member

Roasted Green Beans

Rating: 4.5 stars 257
Green beans roasted with olive oil, salt, and pepper until caramelized.
By samanathon

Inspiration and Ideas

Texas Caviar I
Rating: Unrated 344
Here's a spicy Texas favorite. Black-eyed peas and black beans are marinated in a fiery, flavorful mixture. This is great with tortilla chips or bread -- and plenty of cold iced tea!
Best-Ever Texas Caviar
Rating: Unrated 231
Salad of beans, corn, bell pepper, and chiles tossed in garlic vinaigrette.
Super Easy Hummus
Rating: 4.5 stars 248

Super easy hummus that only takes minutes. Great with veggies or pita chips. Really it's great with ANYTHING!