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 …

Spicy Black Bean Sauce Stir Fry Recipe

The idea was to create a sauce using black beans as a base. I've had Chinese black bean sauce before and it's a little too sweet for my taste. This is a variation on that. Less sweet, more heat. It has an asian feel, but it's not strictly asian. A fairly simple stir fry with a quick and tasty sauce. It's super hot and a little bit sweet.

8 ounces frozen stir fry vegetable mix
1 poblano pepper, sliced small
1 jalapeno pepper, diced
1 serrano pepper, diced
1/2 a habernero pepper, minced
3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 can black beans, plus the can liquid
2 tbls canola oil
2 tbls low sodium soy sauce
1 tbl hot sauce
1 tbl sriracha
2 tsps onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp celery seed
2 tsps salt
1 tsp black pepper

Saute vegetables in oil until the frozen are defrosted. Add remaining ingredients. Simmer until heated through and sauce begins to thicken.