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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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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