I thought I would kick the weekend off with a healthy dip, a dedication to Trader Joe’s and a little fun game for you to celebrate my love for Trader Joe’s! But first the dip!
This is my Smoked Paprika Edamame Bean Dip. It’s super duper creamy, a slight zip of garlic, a kick of cayenne and a tang of lemon. It’s a party in your mouth!!! I got all my ingredients at my favorite store Trader Joe’s!! Actually I think 90% of my recipes are Trader Joe’s ingredients, you know how much I love them!!
This dip comes together in a matter of minutes. It takes longer to clean the food processor then it does to make! Not only is this dip tasty and full of different flavors but it is very healthy! I wanted to create a dip that didn’t contain oil, but creamy and easily scoopable. I know olive oil is a healthy fat, but with all of my peanut butter consumption, I need to limit my fats where ever I can! When making this dip, there was something missing, I couldn’t figure out what it was, then it hit me, I needed this…
Ahhhh, my precious pepper. I swear I put pepper in everything!!! What can I say, I like it a little spicy. However the couple of dashes of cayenne pepper does not make the dip spicy, it just adds a little flavor and a tiny amount of heat, and I mean a tiny amount!!
I served this dip with wheat crackers, which seems to go well with the dip, but also pita chips and veggies will go great to. Unfortunately my fridge is pretty low on vegetables right now, so I went with crackers, but I’m thinking tonight I should get some veggies, I really need some!
This dip would be perfect for serving at a holiday party or at football party. You can serve it how I have it pictured or you could scoop some on a toasted baguette or place on a sandwich or pita. The flavor is so versatile, it would go with practically anything!
- 16 oz can cannellini beans, drained, rinsed
- 1½ cups edamame, shelled, cooked
- 2 cloves garlic
- ½ tsp. salt
- ¼ tsp. pepper
- 1 tsp. smoked paprika
- 2 tbsp. lemon juice
- 1 or 2 dashes Cayenne pepper (optional)
- In a food processor add all of your ingredients and process until smooth.
Now for the fun part! I teamed up with Skinny Scoop to promote the Trader Joe’s Social List. Have you ever heard of Skinny Scoop? It’s a pretty cool free site. If you look to the right of my post, you will see my Skinny Scoop badge. I post my recipes to it everyday. Skinny Scoop is a social site where you create lists of things you like. For example it can be recipes, movies, books, Mathew McConaughey (he he), toys, the 80’s and so on. I have several lists of my recipes and other things like Trader Joe’s. All you do is add things to your list, by adding the website link. Pretty Neatol! Other people will check out your lists and click on it and they go right to that website. So for today’s fun game, you can create a Trader Joe’s list!
All you do is go to this link, and click on the Trader Joe’s items you like, that’s it. Then a list is automatically created for you. Totally cool! People can also comment on the items. If there is an TJ’s item you love you can say so, if there is one you don’t care for, you can comment on that too! It’s a great way to get your opinion out there.
I just thought I should put this out there, if you’re a food blogger, this is a great way to get your recipes out there. If your a writer, you can add books, poems, short stories ect… If you’re a shopper, you can add clothing, shoes and more, your style. Have fun with it!!! I really think you will like Skinny Scoop! If your curious to my page, you can check that out here.
Let me know if you created a list! I’m curious to what you think!!
Have a great weekend!!