White Bean Truffle Dip

Sunday’s multi-course potluck dinner included a multitude of gourmet dishes, some time consuming, prep-ahead recipes, others less complicated but just as delicious.

One of the dishes I brought was a simple, creamy white bean dip. I love white beans for their ability to add a richness to a dish without adding fat. The beans’ nutrients and fiber are just an added bonus!

I enjoyed the dip on Sunday, but I know that I could definitely make some improvements to it, so I have included those thoughts along with the recipe. This white bean dip would be a great, easy starter for your Thanksgiving guests and can be made a day or two in advance.

white bean dip ingredients

The ingredients:

1 can white kidney beans, drained

juice of 1 lemon (next time I would use at least 2, plus the zest)

4 cloves roasted garlic (next time I would use 6-8)

4 Tablespoons white truffle olive oil (next time I would use 5-6 for a stronger truffle flavor)

lemons and garlic

I started out by roasting an entire bulb of garlic. Just chop the top off, drizzle the bulb with olive oil, wrap in foil, and roast at 450 for 20 minutes or so. Make sure to check on the garlic so that it doesn’t burn.

garlic

While the garlic was roasting, I chopped the white beans with the truffle oil. I added in a bit of ground sea salt and black pepper to taste.

white beans

Once the garlic was roasted, I squeezed it out of its skin and into the bean mixture. I also added the lemon juice at this time and pureed everything until smooth.

white bean dip

I served this with crostini toasts that Megan had in her pantry. This dip is also great with crackers and pita triangles and can be used in place of hummus in veggie sandwiches. It is pretty tasty!

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Speaking of shopping, will you be out at the stores at the crack of dawn on Black Friday? Or do you prefer to do your shopping from the comfort of your couch like I do? Winking smile

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  1. Kimmy’s avatar

    Ooh yum! What a great easy dip for entertaining this season. Putting it on my list of things to try when we have people over!

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  2. Katie’s avatar

    That picture of the garlic is mesmerizing! I love white bean dips and LOVE truffles. This is great. Sounds like you all had a lot of fun!

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  3. Megan’s avatar

    That dip looks so delicious! I am going to put this on my list of things to make this week!

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  4. Elizabeth’s avatar

    As a non-meat eater, bean dips are definitely a part of my repertoire. Yours looks extremely smooth and silky. I would love that with pita.

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  5. Heather’s avatar

    I made a similar dip a few years ago – I love bean dips. The truffle oil sounds like a great addition – I used just olive oil.

    I love roasted garlic – perfect to eat just by itself!

    I am a online shopper – I do not enjoy crowds!

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  6. Kelly’s avatar

    I’m definitely more into the online shopping- I don’t think I’ve ever shopped on Black Friday and never plan to. I don’t really like shopping as it and I can’t imagine liking that!

    The white bean dip looks delicious. I love bean dips.

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  7. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic’s avatar

    Oooh this sounds like such a fab dip! I am pretty obsessed with the white bean dip with pesto at Trader Joe’s but never thought of making any at home. This dish has some of my favorite flavors (lemon, garlic, truffle) – thanks for sharing the recipe!

    As for Black Friday shopping, I don’t like crowds. I think shopping should be a pleasant experience, I don’t like battling it out with the frenzied crowds during big sales! So yeah, I’ll be doing more online shopping :)

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  8. One Healthy Apple’s avatar

    Thanks for your comment today! I wish we got to hang out too!

    Your dip looks fabulous- love roasted garlic.

    I will not be out shopping…I’ll be sleeping instead :) I already bought myself a bunch of stuff from the comfort of my home.

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  9. Michelle’s avatar

    That white bean dip was SO yummy! I especially loved the white truffle oil on top. I’m so glad you shared your recipe and I’m excited to read everyone’s recipes in the coming weeks!

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  10. Julie’s avatar

    Mmm…your white bean dip looks great I never thought of adding truffle oil but I sure will next time!

    I like to do a little shopping out at the mall or in town, otherwise it doesn’t feel like proper Christmas to mea. HOWEVER, we happened to find some perfect presents when we were shopping on the Cape in June, meaning there’s VERY little to purchase right now, and for this I am very grateful!

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  11. MelissaNibbles’s avatar

    I’m an online shopper. I hate clothing stores…or just stores in general (except the grocery store haha!).

    This dip sounds delicious. I like the simple recipe too :)

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  12. Tina Marie’s avatar

    Good one for taking to my in-laws house for Thanksgiving!

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  13. RavieNomNoms’s avatar

    The dip sounds amazing!

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  14. Joel Luks’s avatar

    Nicely done. Not only vegetarian, but vegan…we like that :) Love the truffle idea…do you think this would go well with sauteed chopped mushrooms…?

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    1. traveleatlove’s avatar

      It would probably taste great! But one thing I do love about this dip is how creamy it is, so adding mushrooms would change it a bit. Happy Thanksgiving!

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    2. Nikki’s avatar

      So easy and healthy, too! Thanks for this recipe!

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    3. alicia’s avatar

      mmmm – your dip was great. I love anything with truffles!

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