Walnut Green Bean Spread (Hummus in a Whole New Way)

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Walnut Green Bean Spread
 
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A tasty dairy free variation on vegetables or crackers. Serves 6 - 8 Hummus in a whole new way!
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Ingredients
  • Ingredients
  • ½ pound green beans
  • Small onion, thinly sliced (1/2 cup)
  • 2- 3 TB UP Extra Virgin Olive Oil (I used Wild Mushroom Sage Infused EVOO)
  • ¼ tsp. Makai Sea Salt to taste
  • ½ cup walnuts
  • ½ tsp. white miso or 1 tsp lemon juice (I used fresh lemon juice)
  • Fresh ground pepper to taste
  • Red Bell Peppers, diced to garnish top for color
  • Carrots, Celery or red pepper, sliced thinly to use for dipping
Instructions
  1. Method:
  2. Wash & snip green beans. In medium pan low heat, steam the green beans covered in ½ inch of water until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain. Set aside.
  3. Slice the onion thinly, should be about ½ cup. Heat the EVOO in a pan medium heat. Add onions, sauté for 3 minutes. Add sea salt, reduce heat, and cook covered for 5 minutes or until soft. Uncover, raise the heat to medium high cook for 10 minutes until browned, stirring often.
  4. Grind walnuts in a food processor. Add the cooked green beans and onions process thoroughly. Add miso or lemon juice and pepper process for a few more seconds, until blended. Should be looking like a hummus spread.
  5. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed. Transfer to a glass bowl. Drizzle desired Extra Virgin Olive Oil on top before serving. I used Wild Mushroom & Sage Infused Olive Oil.
  6. Cut peppers, celery and/or carrots in thin pieces or use your favorite crackers to dip into this delicious goodness.
  7. Garnish with parsley or thinly diced red peppers as desired.