Bean Spread


1 (15-oz.) can chickpeas, pinto, or cannellini beans,
          rinsed and drained
1 Tbsp. flaxseed meal (optional)
1 1/2 tsp. seasonings, to taste (cumin, paprika, chipotle, etc.)
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. low sodium soy sauce
3 Tbsp. lemon or lime juice
2 Tbsp. water, as needed

Place the ingredients except for the water in a small food
processor. Process, adding the water 1 tablespoon at a time, to
the desired texture (chunky or smooth).

Use as a sandwich filling, dip for vegetables or baked chips,
or, thinned with vinegar, a dressing for salads, whole grains,
or starchy vegetables.

Makes about 1 cup.