Spreadable White Bean Dip

Hummus just got multi-purpose.  Well, hummus has always been spreadable and dip-able, but make it with white beans, and it becomes almost mayo-esque.  You know, that extra little bit of flavor that really makes a sandwich yummy, but doesn’t try to take over the sandwich filling.  The perfect veggie dipper as-is or with whatever fresh chopped herbs inspire you….dill?  Oh yeah.  How about adding rosemary and topping a baked potato?  Are you feeling the versatility?  You’ll want some in your fridge at all times.

store in a jar

How simple are these ingredients?!


  • 2 cans of white beans, drained and rinsed–retain the liquid from one can to adjust the texture
  • 2 small lemons, juiced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

Place beans, lemon juice, and garlic in a food processor.

all in the processor

Blend until smooth, scraping down the sides and adding bean liquid as needed to smooth out the spread and attain a velvety texture.  Taste it and add salt and pepper as needed.

process until smooth

Spread on a flat bread, top with veggies of your choice and lunch is served!  Yummy!

sandwich spread

Store in a sealed container in the fridge.  I added some to a tabbouleh instead of the oil suggested–even better!  How will you use YOUR spread?


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