Spicy White Bean Dip

January 2, 2012 • Alaska from Scratch, Appetizers & Snacks, Recipes

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It’s January and we all need more veggies in our life. So, how about this bold, healthy, protein-rich Spicy White Bean Dip to go with those veggies? If you’ve never had white bean dip, it’s very simple to make and it’s similar to hummus, with a milder taste from the white beans. But, I’ve kicked it up because I like a little spice with my fresh veg. Whip up a quick batch of this dip, cut your favorite raw vegetables, and have a light, fresh lunch or afternoon snack. Or add some cheese sticks and crackers or chips to the plate and serve it as fun appetizer. Yay for options.

Spicy White Bean Dip

  • 1 (14oz) can white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2T fresh lemon juice
  • 2T extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2t cayenne pepper
  • salt

Throw everything into a blender or food processor and whirl until smooth. If too thick, thin with water by the tablespoon until thin enough to spread or dip. Taste for seasoning and add salt as needed. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Serve with fresh veggies, crackers, chips, or cheese sticks.