Vegan Aioli

I was looking for something creamy to use as a spread and a sauce. I also wanted to incorporate extra protein and potassium.

I've learned that kidney beans have a lot of potassium, but I didn't have any kidney beans. I did have great northern beans. They don't have quite as much, but they do still boast a fair amount. White beans in general are a pretty good source of it.

This is a spicy puree that's got a creamy texture and a lot of flavor. You can use it as a dip, a spread, a sauce. It can add richness and flavor to almost anything.

It's simple to make. You just puree all the ingredients in your food process and then let it rest for a few hours in the fridge. When you're not cooking with heat resting in the fridge is pretty important. It helps the flavors coalesce. So when tasting (tasting as you go is a must) you need to keep in mind that everything will gain some intensity during that resting period.


Ingredients
1 can Great Northern Beans
1/2 block silken …

Green Apple Salsa Recipe

2 medium granny smith apples, diced
1/2 medium red onion, diced
1 jalapeno, diced
1 habernero, diced
2 cloves garlic, grated
1 lime, zest and juice
1/2 bunch cilantro
2 tbls hot sauce
2 tsps sugar
1/4 cup olive oil
2 1/2 tsps salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsps oregano

Add lime juoice and zest to a work bowl. Grate in garlic. Add salt, pepper, hot sauce, oregano, sugar. Whisk in oil.

Toss apples, onion, jalapeno and habernero in the dressing mix.

Stir in cilantro.

Chill in fridge for a few hours.