Cajun Bean Dip with Red Bell Peppers Recipe

Crunchy and bold when raw, smoky and sweet when cooked, bell peppers are loaded with vitamins and antioxidants to help boost your immune system.

Depending on the color (red are the most nutrient-packed), one cup of these beauties can provide you with up to three times your total daily intake of Vitamin C and 100 percent of your daily requirements for Vitamin A. 

Cajun Bean Dip with Red Bell Peppers

Recipe by Whole Foods
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Course: AppetizerCuisine: Cajun





Try this red bean dip, spiked with lemon juice and garlic and garnished with colorful red peppers, onions, and celery. It’s a great party food to satisfy everyone, including those in search of veggies.


  • ¼ cup

    finely chopped red bell pepper, plus 4 to 6 whole red bell peppers, sliced

  • 2 (15 oz.) cans

    red kidney beans, rinsed and drained

  • ¼ cup

    lemon juice

  • 4 Tbsp

    extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 1 Tbsp

    mild Cajun seasoning

  • 1 clove

    garlic, more to taste

  • ¼ cup

    finely chopped celery

  • ¼ cup

    finely chopped sweet onion


  • Purée beans, lemon juice, 3 tablespoons oil, seasoning and garlic in a food processor until smooth and creamy. 

  • Transfer to a bowl. Garnish with chopped peppers, celery and onion. 

  • Drizzle with remaining 1 tablespoon oil and serve with sliced peppers for dipping.

  • Nutrition Facts (per serving): Calories—160, Total Fat—6g, Saturated Fat—1g, Sodium—170mg, Carbohydrate—20g, Dietary Fiber—8g, Sugar—2g, Protein—6g

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