Sprouted Adzuki Bean Spread/Dip

So who doesn't like a bean dip or a spread? Simply cut up some fresh veggies and use it as a dip, or you can also use it as sandwich spread. Put this beautiful Adzuki bean greatness onto anything, let it be a burger or a wrap. Who needs mayo when you have Adzuki bean spread? Not only is it delicious, but the health benefits are crazy!

The Adzuki bean has so many health benefits, it would be a sin to leave it out of your diet!



My family loves this spread in wraps. I simply spread it onto a beautiful whole wheat wrap, top the spread with fried onions and load it with roasted veggies! Add some avocado slices, a little bit of pickled jalapeno, some alfalfa and pea sprouts and lunch is served! How simple is that?!


”Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.” ~ Hippocrates



Cooking Adzuki beans

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup dry Adzuki beans

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 4 to 5 allspice berries

  • salt to taste

  • a jar for storing the cooked beans


Directions:

  1. Wash and soak your beans for at least 24 hours. Come morning, rinse the beans and place a net over the mouth of your jar and secure with an elastic ( this will make it easier for you to rinse and drain them ).

  2. Place your jar upside down to drip in a dish rack until the next rinsing. You will want to rinse them twice a day.

  3. Repeat until spouted. This will take about 2 days- max 3. ( Do not over sprout. They will be perfect as soon as you see a tiny tip sprouted from your bean. )

  4. Cook until nice and tender. These will not take long, for they have been soaked and sprouted. So check them after 15 to 20 minutes. ( If you overcook them, it's not a big problem because you will be turning them into a spread ).



Note: this will make two small batches of bean spread or one large batch. The recipe is for a 1/2 batch

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Adzuki bean spread

Ingredients:


  • 1/2 batch of cooked and sprouted Adzuki beans

  • 1/2 tsp salt ( or to taste )

  • 1/2 Thai chili ( optional )

  • 2 pinches of black pepper

  • 2 small garlic cloves

  • 2 1/2 tbsp olive oil

  • 4 tbsp tahini

  • 1 tsp maple syrup


Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients in a food processor and process until creamy and smooth.


Note: I serve this speard with fried onions on top. Enjoy!



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