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Deep-fried tortillas with bean dip

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 2
Dietary Vegetarian
From Ready Steady Cook


  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a heavy-bottomed saucepan until a breadcrumb added sizzles gently. (CAUTION: hot oil can be dangerous! Do not leave unattended.)

  2. Add the tortillas to the oil and fry until golden. Remove carefully and drain on kitchen towels.

  3. Place the mixed beans in a heated pan with the Peppadew peppers. Add the coriander, paprika and chilli flakes and cook for four minutes.

  4. Blend in a small food processor until smooth.

  5. Stir in the olive oil, parsley and lime juice. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

  6. To serve, place the bean dip in a bowl placed on a plate with the tortillas on the side for dipping.


  • 250ml vegetable oil for deep frying
  • 5 flour tortillas, cut into triangles

For the bean dip

  • 200g/7oz tinned mixed beans, rinsed and drained
  • handful red Peppadew peppers, sliced
  • ½ tsp fresh coriander, chopped
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp chilli flakes
  • handful fresh parsley, chopped
  • juice of ½ lime
  • 30ml/1fl oz olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

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