What a great day we had on Sunday making bean dip with the kids at the market!
A few simple ingredients turned into plenty of laughter, good fun and even some delicious bean dip. The kids were so into it, smashing the beans in the bag as well as the garlic in the mortar and pestle.
Who knew that just a few simple, whole food ingredients could turn into such an adventure!
Here’s how we did it:
- we used a few cloves of peeled garlic (we were so lucky that we had garlic from The Cutting Veg – it was Persian garlic, they grow approximately twenty varieties from various places in the world), with a bit of salt and the kids smashed it in the mortar and pestle to make a paste
- then the kids added between 5 and 10 spoons of cooked navy beans into a large ziploc freezer bag
- to this we added some olive oil and the garlic paste
- in went some herbs and other ingredients (I’ve listed the recipes below) and the smashing began. There were some great sound effects and karate chops as the kids smashed all the beans until no beans were visible
- the bean dip was emptied from the freezer bag into bowls and everyone enjoyed some samples, dipping cut vegetables into the dip