• Turkish inspired FETA and BEAN dip / spread Delight

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    Turkish inspired FETA and BEAN dip / spread Delight
    Prep: 15 min Servings: 4
    by Foodessa
    345 recipes
    The 'AJVAR' vegetable spread is the inspiration behind this dip. It is simply a blend of finely puréed roasted peppers, eggplants, vinegar, sunflower oil, garlic, a touch of sugar and a tinch of hot pepper...and the additives or preservatives! I was incredibly fortunate to have discovered this gem of a product. It is imported from Turkey. Ask your grocery merchant if they carry it. If not, ask if there's an equivalent of this product at the Arabic grocery store. For a dedicated post...refer to:


    • . <American / Metric measures>
    • . 2 cups (500ml) (~1 large can) Red Beans, well cooked
    • . 12 fresh, Mint leaves (or basil or parsley)
    • . 1/4 cup (60) mild Ajvar* spread
    • . 3/4 cup (175ml) plain 'Greek style' yogurt
    • . 3/4 cup (150g) Feta cheese (preferable from goat milk)
    • . 2 Tbsps. (30ml) capers
    • . 1 tsp. (5ml) granular garlic powder
    • . 3 Tbsps. (45ml) e.v.Olive oil
    • >>>Tip: If your desire is to turn this dip more into a spread...only put 1/2 cup (125ml) of yogurt


    1. . Place ONLY the beans into a blender and pulsate a few times at MEDIUM speed.
    2. . Add ALL the remaining ingredients and process until the smoothness desired.
    3. . Either serve right away or cover and refrigerate for up to 5 days.
    4. . Before serving, bring the spread at slight room temperature before serving.
    5. . Memorable moments in Claudia's

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