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Curried Red Kidney Bean Dip

This delicious dip is given a boost with kidney beans and curry.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons curry paste or 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 15-ounce can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Salt to taste


  1. Sauté onions and garlic in oil until the onions are tender.
  2. Stir in the curry paste, tomato paste, cinnamon, and beans. Cook over moderate heat until heated throughout.
  3. Stir in the sugar and lemon juice. Remove from heat.
  4. Mash with a potato masher for a chunky dip or use a food processor for a smooth dip.