Green Dip – Cookery Demonstration

Green Dip with Oatcakes

Victoria Kubiak will show you how to create a colourful and nutritious green bean dip.

This dip takes the opportunity to use these flageolet beans that have a lovely texture, particularly for putting dips together. They give you minerals, fibre, and protein.

To make this dip, you will need:

  1. flageolet beans (or you can use haricot or cannellini beans)
  2. olive oil
  3. lime juice (or lemon if preferred)
  4. lime or lemon rind
  5. black pepper
  6. tamari soy sauce
  7. yeast extract
  8. whole grain mustard
  9. cumin
  10. nutmeg

You can use the dip on its own or as a condiment.

In the video, we will serve it with oatcakes and tomatoes on top.

The ingredients in the dip may provide the following health benefits:

Black Pepper

Black pepper is a spice that has many health benefits. It has a compound in it called piperine and that helps with the uptake of a lot of nutrients in the dish that you're putting together. It can help improve digestion, reduce inflammation, and help fight infection. Black pepper is also high in antioxidants.


Tamari is a fermented food so it helps as a guide for your good bacteria. It is a type of soy sauce that is made without wheat. It has a slightly different flavour than regular soy sauce, and some people believe it is healthier. Tamari has a high concentration of antioxidants, and it may also help improve heart health.

Yeast Extract

Yeast Extract is a great way of getting all types of B vitamins as it contains a very high amount.

Herbs and Spices

Embrace your herbs and spices and use them on a regular basis because they have so much to offer, not just nutrition, but also the way they smell and make you excited about your food.

Nutmeg is antimicrobial and Victoria recommends having a little bit of nutmeg every day.

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