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White Bean and Walnut Mousse

White Bean and  Walnut Mousse

Imagine this...

You wake up in a panic! You slept through your morning alarm clock and only have 15 minutes to be out the door. You rush around in a sleepy haze, put your shirt on inside out, try again to put your shirt on (the right way this time) while mumbling to yourself about two-year-olds being able to dress better.

You somehow magically get your shoes on (the right feet as well - good job!) and grab the keys to head out the door. You freeze half way, your stomach growling as the scent of your neighbors perfect cooking skills waft over to you. You internally debate jumping the fence and taking one of those perfect fruit pies she leaves sitting near the open window - cooked fresh every morning to tease you as you head to work (because you are sure that woman was put on earth to rub in your lack of cooking skills).

Once you remember they have a giant dog who will probably have you pinned down in seconds (probably just so he can have the pie himself - and who can blame him?), you opt for a less aggressive route and settle for skipping breakfast.

Does this sound familiar?

white beans, walnuts and other ingredients

Okay, so this might be a little dramatized (alright, maybe more than a little) but we all know this story. We are running late or have had no time to prepare something to eat, so we go without. But it doesn't have to be this way! You can have a wholesome, nutritious breakfast without needing to stress about it!

We have you covered. Introducing White Bean and Walnut Mousse.

To make this mousse, you will need 10 minutes (Yes, just 10 minutes!) and 1 bowl.

The base, as the name suggests, is made of white beans with a touch of walnut oil and lemon juice. White beans provide a great source of protein and dietary fiber, while the lemons and oil offer vitamin C and Omega-3 fatty acids.

To top off this mousse, we add walnuts, spring onion, salt, and pepper. This offers a high source of Omega-3, Vitamin E, and Folate (salt and pepper are for taste). But wait! This mousse is a very versatile kitchen go-to recipe. It can be eaten for breakfast, as a snack, or as a dip/spread. Seriously, can it get much better?

Putting the mousse into a jar

Enjoy this light, refreshing dish at any time of the day and rest assured knowing it's:

- Super healthy!

- Easy and quick to make.

- Low in calories (perfect for snacking as well as breakfast)

- just 166 cal.

- Great source of Omega-3

- Has a light, refreshing nutty taste.

If you are short on time in the mornings, you can make this the night before and sit it in your fridge for the next morning. Or make it up in advance for that upcoming party. It's sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Perhaps take some over to that pie making neighbor (and maybe score some fruit pie - you can only try!).

This beautifully balanced dish is just begging for your attention! So go ahead and try it out - it won't take long! This has quickly become a staple piece for quick and easy sides in our house. Will it become yours?

Why not check out our Blueberry And Hemp Pear Porridge for another quick 10 minute breakfast idea.

Or our Blueberry, Pear, and Almond Smoothie for another Omega-3, antioxidant loaded breakfast option. This one only takes 5 minutes to prepare!

White bean and walnut mousse

Prep time
10 minutes
Total time
Category: Dip, Sides, Breakfast, Appetizer, Snacks
Serves: 4


  • ½ tsp green peppercorn (ground)
  • ¼ lemon (juiced)
  • 1 medium scallion (finely chopped)
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ cup walnut halves (crushed and roasted)
  • 1 tbsp walnut oil
  • ½ cup white beans


  1. In a medium sized bowl, blend the beans, lemon juice, and oil together to make a puree.
  2. Once the puree is smooth, add the roasted walnuts, spring onions, salt, and pepper. Mix these ingredients until combined.
  3. If your mixture is too firm, you can add a little bit of water.
  4. You can serve immediately, or store it in the fridge. Enjoy!

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