Lupini Spread

Lupini Spread

Posted 2018-02-14 by Annalisa Brownfollow
Being vegetarian, I eat a lot of chickpeas particularly for their high protein and fibre and low carbohydrate content however lupini beans are on another level altogether. These beans are like little nuggets of gold, a complete protein containing all 9 essential amino acids, which for me at least, propels the lupini to superfood status. Plus, I love the taste and texture of this bean.

They have a similar taste to chickpeas albeit slightly nuttier and have a courser or grainier texture. A word of warning, pickled lupini are very salty, so be sure to thoroughly rinse the beans 2-3 times before use.

Lupini are high in protein and fibre but low in carbohydrates, making this spread much more nutritious and filling than butter and cream.


Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: Nil
Serves: 500g

Ingredients
500g lupini (pickled or pre-cooked)
100ml extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbls unhulled tahini
Juice from ½ Lemon
Ground black pepper

Method
  • Rinse the lupini 2-3 times under cold running water to remove the salty brine pickling.

  • The easiest way to buy Lupini is already pickled, simply rinse and use.


  • Combine all ingredients into a food processor and blitz until the lupini have broken down. The spread will have a grainy like appearance and texture unlike the smoothness of hummus . If preferred, you may want to add additional olive oil for a slightly smoother texture.

  • Transfer the lupini spread to a bowl and refrigerate covered with cling wrap.

  • The spread will last up to a week refrigerated.

  • Notes
    Use the lupini spread on virtually anything from bread, sesame crackers and crumpets or as a filling in wraps and tortillas or as a dip. A dollop of the lupini spread will also add flavour and bulk to soups and salads.

    Lupini spread can be used as a topping or filling on bread, crackers, crumpets, wraps and tortillas.


    Categories
    #lupini
    #beans
    #italian
    #dip
    #spread
    #protein
    #fibre
    #gut_health
    #healthy
    #low_fat
    #vegan
    #gluten_free
    #dairy_free
    #sugar_free
    #low_fat
    #plant_based
    #legumes
    #amino_acids
    #superfoods
    #mediterranean
    #latin_american
    #low_gi_

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