Sandwich Spread 02

Here’s a beany vegan sandwich spread I created when confronted with a pot of cooked mixed beans that started to go mushy when I tried to make a salad!

Mixed Beans

MIXED BEANS Image by Caitlinefa via Flickr

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dry, Deluxe Bean Mix*
  • 3 cloves wet garlic, diced
  • 1 wet garlic green stalk, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium shallot, thinly sliced
  • 2 dessert spoonfuls golden linseed
  • 2 heaping dessert spoonfuls shelled hemp seed
  • 4 brazil nuts, chopped
    Experiments in Nut Balancing - 2 The Brazil Nut

    BRAZIL NUTS Image by Scoobymoo via Flickr

  • 1 medium carrot, finely diced (to match size of beans)
  • 1 orange, peeled and sliced in quarters
  • 2 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 small fresh, red hot chili, finely diced
  • 3 dessert spoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 dessert spoonful soya sauce
  • a handful fresh coriander, chopped
  • a sprig of dried sage, crushed (about a teaspoon) N.B. this is freshly dried sage still hanging in my kitchen!
  • 1 dessertspoonful tomato paste
  • freshly ground salt and pepper

Method

  • Rinse the beans and soak overnight in the fridge.  The next morning, rinse again and put in a pot with about 3 cups freshly boiled water. Bring to a roaring boil and boil for about 15 minutes, then chuck out the water and replace with 3 cups freshly boiled water.  Simmer on the stove for about 90 minutes or till beans are tender.  Drain off the water and cool.
  • When the beans are cooled, add the other ingredients, mixing and mashing with a fork.  You’ll have few beans that won’t mash, not a problem, they add texture.  Leave the sandwich spread in the fridge for a couple of hours (This ‘cooks’ the flavors.)
  • Spread on rice crackers or your favorite bread.  You could also pack this into pita, roll up in wraps, or use as a dip for corn chips or raw veggies.  Mmmm – yummy!

*Red Kidney Beans-25%, Black Eye Beans – 25%, Pinto Beans-20%, Black Kidney Beans – 20%, Flageolet Beans – 10%

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6 comments on “Sandwich Spread 02
  1. Arlee Bird says:

    This sounds very healthy and flavorful

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

  2. […] also currently in love with this Beany Sandwich Spread, and have discovered that not only does it actually make rice crackers interesting – […]

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