Feb 1, 2013

White Bean and Garlic Dip


When I was growing up, "bean dip" was the stuff in the yellow Frito-Lay can.

Speaking of bean dip from the past, here's an old commercial that features a 1960s homemaker being lectured advised about it:



And now back to today's post. :) 

White Bean with Garlic Dip became a favorite with my family almost immediately. It's fast, simple, has a great flavor, and is delicious with lots of different kinds of crackers and veggies. It's also low in fat, high in fiber, and vegetarian/vegan-friendly. Something for everyone!

White Bean and Garlic Dip

Ingredients:


2 cans ( 15 oz.) cannellini or great northern beans, rinsed and drained
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
1 teaspoon jarred roasted garlic

1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a food processor. Process until smooth. Serve with your favorite crackers, veggies, pita chips, kale chips, etc. I even liked it on apple slices! It would be good as a sandwich spread, too.

The dip tastes best if you allow the flavors to mingle for a bit- an hour in the fridge, or even overnight.




Happy dipping!


Recipe adapted from Family Circle
Video from www.texasarchive.org


White Bean and Garlic Dip may have been shared at some of these great parties!



16 comments:

  1. This dip looks awesome - easy too. Love your pretty bowl also. Thanks so much for linking up at Weekend Potluck!

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    1. Thank you so much- I appreciate you coming by, and for commenting! I snuck the bowl out of my daughter's house the last time I was there....but I took it back...AND shared the bean dip! ;)

      I've really enjoyed Weekend Potluck! :)

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  2. Looks so good! And easy! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday! Don't forget to VOTE today!

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  3. Hi Joy,
    We will just love you wonderful White Bean and Garlic Dip. Have a great week and thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  4. Hi Joy, thank you for dropping by North of Wiarton. Dips are always popular..yours not only looking yummy it sounds nice and easy to make too.

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  5. Thank you, Cindy! That's one of the things that I love about this dip- quick and easy! ;) Thank you so very much for coming by! :)

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  6. This looks wonderful! I can't wait to give it a try. You're so right about bean dip and the "what it used to be" ideas people have of it. This takes it to a whole new level, which is my idea of the perfect way to use inexpensive ingredients while still making delicious food.

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    1. Mikaela, thank you so much- I hope you like it as much as we do! Thanks for leaving a comment! :)

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  7. I love this bean dip! I've made it just about every week since you posted! It's quick and easy and keeps well in the fridge. It's a great healthy snack for this busy mom! I make it up and then get a little out when I need a snack. I add bell pepper, snack crackers, cheese slices, cubed bread, carrot sticks- whatever's on hand- and it's delicious! And after a night in the fridge, the garlic flavor is wonderfully enhanced! Love, love, love this dip!

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    1. Mary, thank you so much- I am so glad you tried it and that you love it! So do we! :) Love your ideas for dippers....I want to try homemade sour dough croutons next!

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  8. Hi Joy...I just saw your white bean dip over at Foody Friends Friday link party and had to come check it out. Great minds think alike as they say...I linked up almost the same recipe!
    Wishing you a super weekend!!!

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  9. That's great! I'll have to go check it out! :) At least they won't run out... ;)

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  10. This sounds delicious Joy, Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday and I can't wait to see what you will bring next week.

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    1. Thank you, Marlys! I always enjoy FFF!! :)

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  11. Love the bean dip. Thanks so much for coming by and linking up at our party!

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    1. Thank you, Ronda, and thanks for the party! :)

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