Vegan Lemon Feta Cannellini Bean Dip

Vegan Lemon Feta Cannellini Bean Dip
Vegan Lemon Feta Cannellini Bean Dip

Vegan Lemon Feta Cannellini Bean Dip

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Whip up a refreshing Vegan Lemon Feta Cannellini Bean Dip that's perfect for women over 50! Packed with protein from cannellini beans, this dip supports muscle maintenance and boosts energy. The vegan feta adds a deliciously creamy texture while being kind to your heart. Fresh herbs like parsley and oregano not only elevate the flavor but also provide antioxidants that promote healthy aging. A splash of lemon brightens up your palate and offers a dose of Vitamin C. Pair with fresh pita or crunchy veggies for a nutrient-packed snack.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Assembly Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Equipment

  • Food Processor

Ingredients
  

  • 15 oz can cannellini beans drained
  • 1 cup vegan feta cheese crumbled
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ¼ cup flat leaf parsley
  • ¼ cup fresh oregano leaves
  • zest of one lemon
  • juice of one lemon
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Topping

  • 1 cup cucumbers diced
  • 1 cup Kalamata olives
  • 1 cup Cherry tomatoes quartered
  • ¼ cup capers
  • ¼ cup vegan feta cheese for garnish
  • flat leaf parsley for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Combine the beans, cheese, lemon zest, lemon juice, oil, parsley, oregano, and garlic, in a food processor. Purée and smooth and add salt and pepper to taste.
    15 oz can cannellini beans, 1 cup vegan feta cheese, 2 cloves garlic, ¼ cup flat leaf parsley, ¼ cup fresh oregano leaves, zest of one lemon, juice of one lemon, ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil, salt and pepper
  • Spread onto your favorite serving platter or bowl.
  • Layer with vegan feta, cucumbers, olives, cherry, tomatoes, and capers.
    1 cup cucumbers, 1 cup Kalamata olives, 1 cup Cherry tomatoes, ¼ cup vegan feta cheese, ¼ cup capers
  • Add extra parsley, oregano, and feta for garnish.
    flat leaf parsley

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More About This Recipe

This Greek Cannellini Bean Dip offers numerous health benefits due to its nutritious ingredients
1. Cannellini Beans: High in protein and fiber, cannellini beans can help with blood sugar control and promote digestive health. They are also a good source of iron and magnesium, which are crucial for energy production and muscle function.
2. Vegan Feta Cheese: Usually made from coconut oil or almonds, vegan feta is lower in calories and fat compared to traditional cheese and is a good option for those avoiding dairy.
3. Lemon Zest and Juice: Lemons are rich in vitamin C, which is essential for immune function and skin health. They also contain flavonoids that have antioxidant properties.
4. Extra-Virgin Olive Oil: A staple in Mediterranean diets, extra-virgin olive oil is high in monounsaturated fats and antioxidants like oleocanthal, which have anti-inflammatory properties and can help reduce the risk of heart disease.
5. Parsley and Oregano: Both herbs are not only great for flavor but also excellent sources of antioxidants, which help fight free radicals in the body. Oregano, in particular, has antimicrobial properties.
6. Garlic: Known for its health benefits, garlic has potent anti-inflammatory effects and can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
7. Cucumbers, Kalamata Olives, Cherry Tomatoes, Capers: These vegetables and fruits add essential vitamins and minerals, such as vitamins A and K, potassium, and lycopene in tomatoes, which is beneficial for heart health. Olives are also a good source of healthy fats.
Together, these ingredients create a dish that is not only flavorful but also supportive of heart health, digestion, and overall wellness, with the added benefit of being suitable for those on a vegan diet.
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