January 2, 2013

White Bean and Roasted Garlic Dip

Beans, beans, the magical fruit. The more you eat the more you... well actually... let's not go there. But in all seriousness I am obsessed with beans lately. I may or may not have a few bean posts lined up for this month.

Then again, I am not sure if anyone in the world loves beans as much as I do so I can't promise that those other bean posts will actually show up.

In the meantime, indulge yourself with this hummus-like dip. It makes a great healthy appetizer for any super-bowl party, and it is also great for a healthy snack when paired with veggies.

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White Bean and Roasted Garlic Dip

1/2 pound (1 cup) dry white beans*
1/2 large yellow onion 
1 large or 2 medium heads of garlic, roasted (cloves removed from peels)
1 lemon, juiced
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
3 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for drizzling

Rinse and sort through beans. Soak overnight according to package directions. Cook beans according to package directions, adding the 1/2 onion to the boiling water with the beans. After beans have simmered until they are soft, remove the onion from the water and drain the beans.

Add cooked beans, roasted garlic, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and olive oil to the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until pureed, adding more olive oil if a thinner consistency is desired. Drizzle with olive oil and serve with pita chips and fresh veggies.

Recipe Source: The Taste Tester, adapted from The Food Network

*For a faster cook time, replace soaking and cooking the dry beans with 2 drained and rinsed (14.5 ounce) cans of white beans.

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  1. This sounds awesome! I love making dips with white beans - they are surprisingly creamy when mashed!! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Stella- I love white beans too! Thanks for stopping by :)

  2. This looks delicious - I love roasted garlic with everything!

  3. We love making Superbowl snacks, even though we don't really watch the Superbowl (sometimes we watch the commercials). LOL Thanks so much for linking up to Inspire Me Wednesday!


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