soft-cooked beans of your choice, drained (reserve liquid)
(minced or shredded)
juice (lemon, lime, or orange)
(fresh or dried)
nutritional yeast flakes
virgin olive or organic flaxseed)
(Vidalia or red; scallions; shallots)
(chopped or relish)
(egg and dairy fee)
Place the beans in a food
processor fitted with a metal blade and process until they are
Add the optional ingredients of
your choice and process into a coarse paste, adding bean liquid or
water, as needed.
Taste; then adjust seasonings and
add more optional ingredients as necessary to achieve the flavor and
texture you desire.
This is a fun, creative spread that
calls for a little ingenuity. Start with your choice of beans and add
one or more ingredients to suit your taste, making the spread as thick
or thin as you like. Kids especially enjoy inventing their own Monster
Mash recipes. Use the finished "mash" as a sandwich filling, a spread
for crackers, or dip for chips and veggies.