Homemade White Bean Dip

Last night was The Golden Globes. I live in a house full of boys. By now, they all know the drill. I prep and create dinner early in the day. Generally, it’s a self serve, easy, healthy meal. Dinner is put out on the kitchen counter at 10 minutes before 3pm. From 3 o’clock on, I am not to be disturbed. The pre-show is key(almost better than the real deal) and the show is watched about an hour into it (bow down to DVR’s) so I can zip through the commercials.

Along with my regular weekly meal prep(this week: quinoa, lentils, cauliflour, haricot verts, roasted chicken breasts, + 2 salad dressings), I made a huge batch of quinoa falafel balls. Along with a simple salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, feta with this dressing, and this lovely white bean dip, I was happy eating it all in front of the T.V.

This dip is a staple in our fridge. I don’t always have time for a proper lunch, a dollop of this on a few nut cracker with a slice of both cucumber and radish, satisfy’s my hunger and gets me through to the next “thing”.


White Bean Dip


1 can(15 oz.) cannellini beans, drained + rinsed
1 clove garlic, chopped
2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp. olive oil
3 Tbsp. fresh basil, chopped
kosher salt
fresh ground white pepper
ground cumin


• rinse and drain the beans.
• in the workbowl of a cuisinart, fitted with the metal blade, chop the garlic. add the beans, lemon juice, olive oil, and basil. pulse until the ingredients are pureed with some slight chunks.
• add kosher salt, ground white pepper, and cumin to taste.
• store for 4 days(if it lasts that long)

The Urban Baker / SusanSalzman.com

More dips around the Web:
Tomatillio Salsa – The Meaning of Pie
Raw Almond Spreads, 3 Ways – The Lunch Box Bunch
Spicy Artichoke Dip – Taste Space

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  • Amanda

    I love that you eat in front of the TV! 🙂 This looks and sounds divine… !

  • marla {family fresh cooking}

    Such a great, healthy dip Susan! Perfect for veggies, pita, crackers or by the spoonful!

  • Reply

    After hummus, white bean dip is a favorite of mine.

    I watched the GG too, although I wasn’t impressed with alot of the dresses last night. What on earth was Sarah Michelle Gellar wearing? I mix between wedding gown and Woodstock tye-dye. Oy!

    • Susan

      and what about Lea Michele – yikes – wasn’t into that!

  • aida mollenkamp

    I love a good white bean dip. Thanks for sharing, Susan!

  • Lucy Lean

    I though Elle looked like a loo roll cover barbie from the 70s and Rob Lowe looked way too tanned – but enjoyed the show

    • Susan

      i know, right! so fun. we need to watch an awards show together and play the “cynical game”(cuz we are perfect, right?!)!

  • Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.

    This is my kind of appetizer! Bookmarked

  • Mercedes

    I would love all of the flavors in this dip! I missed the Golden Globes! I guess I will have to catch the highlights in a magazine. The fashion is what I care most about anyway!

  • Esi

    My friend made a similar dip for a Hollywood Bowl night. So good!

  • Reply

    That sounds fantastic! I love having something healthy and satisfying like this in the fridge to nosh on during the day.

    • Susan

      it’s a good one, Sylvie! I eat it regularly!

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