White Bean Dip
Yield 2-1/4 Cups
Free of: gluten and top 8 allergens.
Just a few minutes of prep creates a delicious, smooth and creamy white bean dip that is so versatile.
2 (15-ounce) cans great northern white beans, drained and rinsed
1 garlic bulb (see recipe notes)
2 tsp plus 1/4 cup olive oil, divided
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley, stems removed
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/8 tsp ground white pepper
- Preheat oven to 400-degrees F.
- To roast the garlic, peel and discard the loose outer layers of the bulb, leaving cloves intact. With a sharp knife, cut 1/4 to 1/2-inch from the top to expose cloves. Drizzle exposed head with 2 teaspoons of olive oil, using your fingers to rub the oil over the cut exposed cloves. Tightly wrap garlic bulb in foil.
- Place wrapped garlic in oven and bake for 30-40 minutes, or until garlic cloves feel soft when pressed. Do not over bake and brown garlic bulb too much; the flavor of brown garlic is too strong for this dip. Keeping in the foil, set garlic aside to cool slightly.
- Place beans in a food processor.
- When cool enough to handle, squeeze roasted garlic flesh from the bulb. Measure 1 tablespoon of roasted garlic and add to the beans in the food processor. Feel free to add more garlic to your taste. Reserve remaining roasted garlic for another use.
- Add lemon juice, parsley, salt, pepper and 1/4 cup olive oil to food processor. Process until smooth. If the dip is too thick, add 2 tablespoons of vegetable broth or olive oil and process for an additional 30 seconds.
- Transfer to an appropriate container and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
You can substitute 2 teaspoons of raw minced garlic for the roasted garlic. Though this is a time saver, we prefer the addition of roasted garlic.
Raw garlic has a strong, pungent and heated taste. Garlic mellows and sweetens considerably with cooking. We love the well-balanced, delicate, sweet and nutty flavor that roasted garlic offers.
Roasting garlic also changes the chemical makeup of the garlic so it's easier to digest.
Recipe by Your Allergy Chefs at https://www.yourallergychefs.com/white-bean-dip/