To be fair, I have seen white bean dip popping up across food blogs near and far, spreading itself (did you catch that?) throughout the foodie community for quite some time. However, until a week ago, I had never tried to make it. Don't get me wrong, it's not that I didn't want to try it, I just never had a reason to.
On that fated after noon, upon looking in the cupboard wondering what to make for lunch, I found a can of white beans staring back at me (pretty sure a house elf put them there) and was struck with a sudden curiosity about this bean which is usually relegated to chilis, soups, and italian salads... what did they actually taste like? What kind of texture would they have if I mashed them? I needed to find out. I rinsed them, poured them into my vitamix, added a little of this, and a little of that, and TADA I had dip... or spread... or whatever you would like. All I know is it is delicious.
-WHITE BEAN DIP-
What you will need:
1 can organic white beans
1 tsp sea salt
1 tbsp olive oil
1 clove garlic (2 if you are trying to repel vampires or your date)
juice from half of a lemon
Combine all ingredients into your blender, food processor, or vitamix and puree until smooth. Dip veggies, pita, pretzels, chips, or anything you find dip worthy into it's velvety goodness... or take a page out of my book and spread it onto a wrap full of fresh vegetables for an afternoon treat!(my childhood is cringing at that statement... vegetables? a treat!? jk... I loved veggies, but let's be honest they were covered in ranch dip... also fruit snacks and CheeseIts were a way of life and took precedence over all other snack options)
Blend, dip, spread, you do you and enjoy every minute of it.
Happy Monday everyone, try to survive won't you?