Spicy Sriracha White Bean Dip & Signs of Spring!

by on February 19, 2012

Homemade spicy sriracha, fresh chilies sauces and pretty much anything with dip recipes has been on our eating repertoire as  of late. Since making our last batch of spicy garlic knots, cravings for more heat keeps our stomachs rumbling for daily spice. Just the other day, we were making our latest batch of homemade kim chi and went triple the spicy level! Fingers crossed we don’t regret adding all that heat.

In a few weeks, we’ll be hosting a fun event at our studio with KitchenAid  and menu planning for this luncheon is always creative and inspiring. Spring is nearing so plenty of fresh vegetables, fresh citrus and homemade baked goods will fill the studio. Also on the menu are homemade crackers with parmesan, flax seed and possibly fresh rosemary? Not sure yet, but when we finally figure it out, we’ll be sharing it with you all.

To accompany the homemade crackers we wanted to simple, yet flavorful dip recipe and fresh white bean dip seems to satisfy any hungry crowd. Since we still have spicy on the mind, it seems to appropriate to add a bit of fresh heat to this earthy and white bean dip.

The wonderful part of this dip is that is truly is so simple and fresh, yet so flavorful with Asian inspired flavors and heat. Touches of sesame oil, fresh live, zesty garlic and your choice of chili sauce gives this creamy dip so many layers of flavor.

Our spring plum blossoms 

On the gardening front, we’re finally catching up to some much needed digging. Over the last few weeks, we’ve been working slowly on adding 4 new citrus trees to our collection. Oro blanco, a second bearss lime, meyer lemon and kishu mandarin have made home in their new planters. We’re super excited about all the new sprigs of growth on these baby citrus because that’s the first sign of Spring.

Even our flowering plums were showered with blossoms last week and their endless explosion of pink petals from branch to branch!

Hope your weather is warming up slowly for all our friends outside of Southern California!

hugs,

diane

Here’s a collection of our Hot Sauce and Sriracha Recipes, including our version of homemade sriracha hot sauce.

Spicy Asian White Bean Dip

Yield: 3-4

This bean dip recipe is probably one of the easiest we've made and one of the crowd favorites. It's quite healthy and rather than dip with chips, we'll use raw vegetables.

Ingredients:

  • 1 15oz can of white beans (rinsed)  , I prefer the creamy cannellini beans
  • 1 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce ( or to taste)
  • 2 Tablespoons sriracha hot sauce or any spicy chili sauce, or one fresh thai chili
  • 1 large clove of garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 cup of water (addition water needed if you need to make the dip smoother)
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  • crackers or fried crispy bread

Directions:

1. In blender, combine all ingredients. Blend until smooth.
2. Serve with your favorite crackers or toasted, fried bread.

Recipe Source: WhiteOnRiceCouple.com.

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1 Michelle February 19, 2012 at 1:09 pm

oh I want the cracker recipe! sounds great.

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2 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga February 19, 2012 at 1:36 pm

I love the sound of this dip! I am such a fan of dips and condiments….I like a little food with my big bowl of dip, if you know what I mean. Dip is it’s own food group :)

It was warmer here in San Diego for a few days but the past few, not so much. Colder and windier and less spring like…but it’s San Diego, not exactly Alaska.

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3 Joy February 19, 2012 at 1:45 pm

this looks absolutely divine. here in MA spring feels a tad too far away for my liking but i hope to god no sudden april snowstorms PLEASE.

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4 Deanna February 19, 2012 at 1:53 pm

That dip sounds fabulous. I’ve been craving spicy food lately, and I keep meaning to make another batch of your sriracha, but I keep getting distracted, most by my blooming nectaplum. I was outside begging all the flowers to not fall off when the winds picked up last week.

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5 Susan in the Boonies February 19, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Printed this one out! Yum!

Looking forward to meeting you at Blissdom!

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6 Snippets of Thyme February 19, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Hands down, I think this one of your most perfect photos. Honestly, I feel as if my finger just made that swirl right in the dip. It’s just lovely.

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7 Maureen February 19, 2012 at 7:57 pm

this dip looks fantastic! I want some now.

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8 Heather {the lovely cupboard} February 19, 2012 at 8:57 pm

oh my…adding this to my “TO COOK” list.

Sriracha is quite the spicy friend. we use it in so many dishes. never thought to add it to a dip.

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9 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar February 20, 2012 at 4:38 am

This sounds absolutely wonderful! And your plum blossoms are so beautiful!!

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10 Erin February 20, 2012 at 5:35 am

I love new takes on bean dips and I also happen to love sriracha! What a great combination (and lovely shots of spring!)

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11 Chef Connie February 20, 2012 at 7:57 am

Yay for spring. We have not seen it yet up here in the Colorado mountains. I am bookmarking this bean dip recipe. Anything with Sriracha is good with me.

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12 Helene February 20, 2012 at 8:10 am

I have a bottle of sriracha hot sauce but never think of using it. Should start with this dip :) I wish we had flowers here but we still have snow on the ground. Can’t wait for Spring. Have a good one!

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13 Kelley February 20, 2012 at 8:12 am

Holy sriracha this looks good! Can’t wait to try it, thanks for the great recipe!

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14 Dax Phillips February 20, 2012 at 8:18 am

That dip looks, and sounds really great. Love the combination of flavors. Now if only spring were to arrive a bit sooner in Wisconsin…

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15 The Teacher Cooks February 20, 2012 at 8:49 am

Love spicy and easy! This recipe meets both of those requirements and yes I want the cracker recipe, too.

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16 Sheila February 20, 2012 at 9:48 am

I have gotten to prefer the white beans for dips recently. And I love the taste of sesame oil AND siracha. Grocery shopping today. Yea!!!!

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17 Rebecca Jean February 20, 2012 at 11:59 am

I just found this through pinterest and it looks so very yummy. A bit like I make my hummus, with a bit of this and a bit of that. I think, and that came from my white beans on toast redo come to think of it. Thanks for sharing yummy, healthy food!

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18 Rebecca Jean February 20, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Ohh….how did I miss that this is just the sauce I had in my potatoes and eggs?? Just diced up potatoes, sauteed in butter till tender and dark brown on the edges. Beat the eggs with a squirt of sauce, and cook over the poatoes. I often add some cheese on top. So yummy and filling!

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19 joey February 20, 2012 at 10:12 pm

This sounds fantastic! Love love love sriracha!!

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20 Zita Nagy via Facebook February 21, 2012 at 7:12 am

This is very yummie!

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21 Mai Lee via Facebook February 21, 2012 at 7:42 am

This looks awesome! I love Sriracha sauce and can imagine this as a dipping sauce for grilled chicken!

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22 Melissa Aronson Bihl via Facebook February 21, 2012 at 7:44 am

Yes please!

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23 Cookie and Kate February 21, 2012 at 7:47 am

I have no doubt I’d love this dip. Yum!

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24 Shirley Woolward via Facebook February 21, 2012 at 8:00 am

absolutely ! this is amazing.

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25 Garden Fresh Salsa via Facebook February 21, 2012 at 8:01 am

We love spicy foods too!! Looks amazing!

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26 Karen T. February 21, 2012 at 8:19 am

Just made the dip–flavor is fabulous. Mine came out quite a bit “oranger” due to the two tablespoons sriracha and thinner as I used the entire 1/4 cup water. I reduced the amount of olive oil to cut back on fat and it didn’t affect the flavor. Divine! Thanks for another great recipe!

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27 Lori @ Lemons and Lavender February 21, 2012 at 8:34 pm

Spicy bean dip on toasts? It’s a complete meal! And it looks fabulous.

I am so smitten with the Oro Blanco grapefruits and kishu mandarins. I just can’t get enough of them!

See you soon :)

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28 Brittany February 22, 2012 at 3:03 am

I will definitely be making this bean dip within the next few days. I have everything on hand! :)

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29 VA DE PAN February 22, 2012 at 9:57 am

oh!!!looks so yummy, it’s that kind of recipe that you start eating and you can’t stop!!!!!!

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30 Eric @ Eat Well 101 February 22, 2012 at 11:39 am

Looks very nice! A good veggie dip is always welcome on my table, ‘ve got to try this recipe

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31 Russell at Chasing Delicious February 23, 2012 at 5:16 pm

Yummy. This is my kinda of dip. I love the flavors and spices and flavors thrown in here.

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32 vegobsessionchick February 24, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Wow! ….sriracha, beans, sesame…..this looks great! I can’t wait to try this!

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33 Izabela February 24, 2012 at 8:34 pm

Made the dip earlier tonight! It’s yummy! I added cilantro and extra garlic and garlic chili sause also by sirarcha but left out the sesame oil.

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34 Cheese with Noodles February 25, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Normally we are hummus folks, but this looks SO good! I will need to try it very soon. I think I actually have the ingredients, too!

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35 yrsqrtr February 26, 2012 at 2:22 pm

I made this today and it is excellent. I also normally make some flavor of hummus for our snaking pleasure but now have this!

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36 Jen @ Pretty Plate February 28, 2012 at 8:41 am

What a fantastic idea. I must try this asap.

: ))
Jen

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37 Amy March 2, 2012 at 9:03 am

I am definitely making this dip for our day of maple sap boiling (an outdoor activity!) and our sign of spring is taps in the maple trees!

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38 Steph March 4, 2012 at 11:32 am

I made this dip last night. It was good but I found the whole clove of raw garlic to be a bit much. Maybe the particular clove I used was too big…but next time, I’m going to sub a little bit of garlic powder instead. Thanks for the inspiration!

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39 Kristie V. March 5, 2012 at 4:50 pm

I just whipped up a batch of this dip and it’s fantastic! I may never eat store-bought hummus again!
It’s perfect…someone please stop me before I eat the whole bowl…

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40 Jean March 7, 2012 at 7:15 pm

Has anyone tried this without the garlic? A friend cannot have garlic but it looks like the rest of the recipe might fit into his vegan diet. And I love surprising him with something he can eat at our office parties.

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41 The Wimpy Vegetarian March 12, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Well, rats. I just used up the last of my white beans last night, and now I’m seeing your wonderful dip. Looks like I need to get more beans – this looks really, really wonderful! And I’m always on the hunt for a good use of sriracha! And I love, love, love the photos.

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42 Valentina April 22, 2012 at 3:33 pm

the dip looks amazing! and stone fruit flowers are one of the most beautiful things ever! lovely all around!

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43 Ambika April 22, 2012 at 6:01 pm

Yum!! We love sriracha and I am sure it perfectly compliments the creamy white beans! Love this recipe, will make it really soon. Thanks for sharing :)

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44 Nicole, RD April 23, 2012 at 11:20 am

What a healthy snack…I can’t wait to try it!

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45 Iris June 13, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Made this last week. Very original idea for bean dip–nice flavors. Next time I’ll be a little more bold with the sriracha. I’m usually a wimp when it comes to spicy food but I surprisingly wanted more heat!

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46 Sara June 19, 2012 at 8:32 am

This dip is perfect for our family! I made it recently and am already preparing to make it again. Thanks for a quick, easy, healthy and tasty recipe!

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47 megan August 19, 2012 at 9:30 pm

I made it tonight…. honestly my picture of it does not do it justice!

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48 T August 27, 2012 at 3:24 am

Saw this on Pinterest. Was amazed I had all the ingredients. Made it and it’s amazingly delicious! Perfect for snacking or a party. Thanks!

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49 Herbivore Triathlete December 29, 2012 at 7:49 am

Yep, this will be made for the Christmas party this evening. I’ve got all the ingredients in my cupboards already, perfect, thanks!

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50 Allison February 4, 2013 at 7:21 am

We made this for our superbowl party! We did feel like it needed something fresh or bright in there, so we added about a quarter cup of cilantro. Perfect! We have no leftovers! :)

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51 Patty February 20, 2013 at 6:52 pm

Just made this as a quick snack before dinner. My daughter and husband loved it and love that spicy flavor. Did the lemon verses lime because didn’t have the lime and I wil try the lime next time. This will be a staple snack in our household

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52 Kate May 28, 2013 at 10:13 am

Mine came out very saucy and soupy, since I added the water before blending; I should have waited until after to make sure it needed it. It was still good as a sauce – I ate it poured over rice and broccoli. I also garnished with cilantro as others suggested, and it brightened it quite nicely. Next time I would start out with less sesame oil and add to taste; I found 1 tsp to be a bit overwhelming. I’m definitely going to try making it again with a couple tweaks. Thanks for the recipe.

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53 Lisa July 24, 2013 at 12:42 pm

I just made this and it is very good! Mine was REALLY spicy! I happened to have an extra can of cannellini beans so I just doubled the recipe. My only recommendation would be to add the Sriracha sauce last and only add half. You can always add more:) This dip is a nice change of pace from my usual hummus!

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54 kitchencove.net July 29, 2013 at 8:55 am

Look very delicious :D

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55 Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons January 30, 2014 at 8:59 am

Hi Todd & Diane! Just wanted to let you know that I featured this recipe (with full credit and a link-back) in a dip recipe roundup today on Foxes Love Lemons. Have a great day!

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56 F April 29, 2014 at 8:29 am

Best dip ever! I added arugula for some freshness, it came out amazing. Thank you for a great recipe!

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