Lemony White Bean Dip with Herbs
April 18, 2013

Lemony white bean dip with herbs

Hello, friends! So happy you got a kick out of the nail polish post. I hadn’t written a “lifestyle” post in a while, but it was a good reminder to occasionally turn my attention to vegan beauty, apparel, footwear, and the like.

Switching gears, I’m here today with my latest creation for Food52. It’s a seasonal lemony white bean dip with herbs, and I think it’s the perfect vehicle for featuring the flavors of spring.

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You can use cannellini, Great Northern, or navy beans to make this recipe. As usual, I suggest cooking beans from scratch to save money and render the beans more digestible, but you certainly can use canned beans if that’s easier for you. Feel free to vary the herbs you use based on what’s available to you at your local market. And finish the dip with a nice drizzle of fruity olive oil.

The recipe is up here. I hope you’ll enjoy it, and I’ll be back soon!

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All photos (c) James Ransom for Food52.

 

xo

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    16 Comments
  1. Yum! Reminds me of a white bean spread I used to make all the time and forgot about until now. I will try this dip for sure! Love!

  2. This looks and sounds really yummy. Like you say, it makes a pleasant change from hummus. Think I would also add a dash of cayenne to add a little zing.

  3. Made this today and it was delicious! For the benefit of other UK based readers, navy beans are haricot beans here!

  4. basically anything with herbes, evoo or lemon gets a seal of approval from my taste buds! i kept looking for the tahini but then wisely noted your title ha. hope you have a great weekend!

  5. Wow…how coincidental – I literally just made a batch of very similar lemony white bean dip, the only difference being a full cup of fresh basil vs. your recommended variety of herbs (plus I add a few tbs. of nooch to make it sort of ‘cheesy.”) I was craving this super simple favorite from last summer’s rotation yesterday even though our weather is less than balmy today…

    Happy weekend, Gena 🙂