Artichoke white Bean Maple Syrup dip spread Recipe

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Marinated artichokes find a perfect relationship with White Navy beans.
A sweet spot was achieved with just the right touch of Quebec Maple syrup.
A buttery, smooth taste with a slight tang. Delicious and satisfying.

For a dedicated post...refer here:
http://www.foodessa.com/2014/04/artichoke-white-bean-maple-syrup-spread.html

Servings: 1-1/2 cups
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Ingredients

  • . >(American / Metric measures)<
  • . 1 medium (7.5oz./ 375ml jar) marinated artichokes, lightly strained
  • . 2 cups (500ml) cooked White 'Navy' beans
  • . 1/4 cup (50ml) e.v.Olive oil
  • . 1/4 cup (40g) roasted almonds
  • . 2 tsps. (10ml) Dijon mustard
  • . 2 tsps. (10ml) grain mustard
  • . 2 tsps. (10ml) Balsamic vinegar
  • . 1 Tbsp. (15ml) Maple syrup
  • .>Seasoning:
  • . 1/2 tsp. (2.5ml) sea salt
  • . 1/2 tsp. (2.5ml) granulated garlic powder
  • . 1/4 tsp. (1.75ml) dried basil
  • . 1/4 tsp. (1.75ml) dried marjoram
  • . 1/4 tsp. (1.75ml) dried tarragon
  • . some olive oil and roasted almonds for garnish

Directions

  1. . Place ALL ingredients in a food processor.
  2. . Pulsate a few times before continual whirling at a medium-high speed. It should be buttery smooth at this point.
  3. . Serve with toasted crusty bread or crackers.
  4. . Many raw vegetable slices lend themselves perfectly with this dip/spread.
  5. . > Suggestion: If not planning to use it all, spoon the spread into small, glass mason jars and freeze. Then, when ready to serve, thaw in the refrigerator for a few hours. Enjoy.
  6. . Flavourful wishes from Claudia's kitchen...FOODESSA.com

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  • Smokinhotchef
    April 7, 2014
    This dip sounds exciting and has an interesting flavor profile. I would like to try it with Agave Nectar since it has a low glycemic index, thanks for sharing.
    1 reply
    • Foodessa
      April 10, 2014
      Thanks for taking interest.
      I agree, that Agave does have a lower GI, and I'm sure it would taste fine.
      BTW, if you're interested in lowering the GI even more, try fine coconut palm sugar...it tastes great as well.

      Have a great day and flavourful wishes,
      Claudia

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