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Appetizers

Posted Oct 30 2009 12:00am

Happy Friday!! So first up on the list of awesome appetizers from last night was this random concoction that I dreamed up:

Pumpkin Bean Dip!

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This was a huge success! I was thinking of making hummus (which I am still going to do later just for myself), but decided that was too boring for the party and I wanted to make something more interesting. I wasn’t sure how it would come out and was basically just throwing half my fridge into the food processor ;)

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Here’s what I ended up with, and it tasted SO GOOD!! Def making this for parties in the future. (and/or at all times to eat with a spoon)

Ingredients:

  • 1 C (overflowing) canned pumpkin
  • 1 C black beans (rinsed)
  • 1/2 C cannellini beans (rinsed)
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • juice from 2 lemons
  • 1/2 tsp cumin (this totally made the dip!)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Instructions:

Toss it all into a food processor and go for it! Easy peasy :)

I just bought my food processor/blender combo on Overstock.com earlier this summer and it was the best purchase ever. Cheap, too, since it was refurbished! It’s a Cuisinart BFP-703CHFR Food Processor/Blender and I got it for $70 in case you’re curious :)

Here’s before…

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And after!

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Tasted it immediately, obviously. Ended up adding a more black beans (I first started with only 1/2 C)… it’s all about experimenting, friends!

YUMMY!!!

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Keep refrigerated until ready to par-tay, then serve with blue corn tortilla chips, pita chips, crackers, veggies, or whatever you like!

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Up next on the menu? Another pumpkin-related goodie, of course! And one non-pumpkin treat (gasp!!). Stay tuned :)

Funny story from last night: so there were about 15 of us, and we destroyed all the appetizers as well as 6+ bottles of wine. So at one point I had like 10 girls in my room all trying on a zillion jeans, and my friend Sarah was like “Oooo I love these ones!” I look over and I’m like… “Wait… those are MY jeans that I was wearing tonight!!!” Lol! Mayhem :) Everyone is already asking me to have another one of these parties… I’m thinking late January/early February :) So fun!

Off to run a bunch of errands and then gear up for a Halloween party tonight! Have a good one :)

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