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Pinto Bean Spread Recipe
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Pinto Bean Spread

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"This is a quick and easy spread/dip that's perfect for last minute company. Can be served with French bread, crostini, crudites, toast points, or crackers."

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Original recipe makes 16 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    1 hr 15 mins


  1. In a blender or food processor, blend the pinto beans, cottage cheese, garlic, lemon juice, parsley, dill, butter, and seasoned salt until smooth. Chill at least 1 hour in the refrigerator before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 24, 2006

This was much better than I thought it would be! I added a little more garlic (surprise surprise) and it really was very hummus-like. With some crackers, this is going to make great - healthy! - snacking over the weekend. Thanks!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 26, 2007

I wanted to like this but I just didn't. The garlic was overpowering for some reason and I think I squirted in too much lemon juice...


15 Ratings

Mar 24, 2006

This is a very good alternative to hummous. Very easy to make. I made it w/out the dill and it was fine without. Very good as a spread on bread.

Nov 13, 2005

LOVE it! Great spread on a tortilla with a little bit of salsa! Makes for an awesome lunch or small dinner. I was skeptical of this but it was such a great easy spread!

Nov 08, 2007

I only made a couple of changes, I substituted low fat cream cheese for the cottage cheese because it was what I had, and adjusted a few spices. Warmed up between two tortillas was exactly what I was looking for. Yummy!

May 14, 2007

i'm not sure why others mentioned it, but b/c of the ingredients, this is nothing like hummus. an okay little dip that was super easy to make. i used fresh dill b/c i had it on hand & it complemented the cottage cheese well. the over all texture was a bit pasty, requiring me to eat fresh tomatoes and cucumbers w/ it to give it more moisture. it would be nice on a sandwich or a pita, but not alone w/ crackers.

Feb 26, 2012

We didn't care for this. The texture is odd - very pasty. There isn't much flavor to speak of. Sorry - I wanted to like it, but this just isn't for us.

Jul 09, 2008

My husband and I found this dip to be nothing like hummus. The texture was too pasty, and the flavors did not mix well. Thanks for the recipe. We are always looking for new things to try.


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  • Calories
  • 34 kcal
  • 2%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 3.9 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 3 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 0.9 g
  • 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 2.8 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 130 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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