Jules Of The Kitchen_CROPPED 2In this recipe series, we bring you recipes by Julia Toon, culinary motivator and author of the book ‘Good Eating: A Taste of Qatar’. New recipes every week, straight from Jules of the Kitchen.

Avocado and Butter Bean Dip

Raw and Healthy

Another delicious dip for those who seek a healthy treat. I use tinned and drained precooked butter beans to keep the preparation time short and of course, recommend to add a ripe avocado for extra richness of flavour.  Delicious when enjoyed with vegetable crudités or pitta dunkers.

Serves 6
Preparation time: 20 mins
No cooking


1 x 425g can of butter beans – precooked, washed and drained
1 ripe avocado – peeled and stone removed
1 clove of garlic – crushed
1 tbsp tahini
1 lemon – juice only
1 capful cider vinegar
Sea salt – to taste
Freshly ground black pepper – to taste


Finely chopped fresh coriander leaves
Olive oil


Using a blender or food processor, Place all the ingredients into a food processor and pulse until smooth. Taste and adjust as you see fit.


Tip into a bowl or on to a plate and generously top with coarsely chopped fresh coriander leaves and an extra glug of olive oil. Delicious with homemade Pitta Dunkers or vegetable crudités.

Jules Tips: If you wish for a more garlicky dip add another garlic clove and check the seasoning before you serve. Keeps well in the fridge for a day when covered with cling film or placed in a plastic container, however, best eaten the day it is made.

Contributed by: Julia Toon, Jules of the Kitchen

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