White Bean Dip Three Ways

Be the star of your next backyard bbq or picnic with three simple and delicious Ontario White Bean dips that are flavourful, bright, and incredibly quick and simple to make.  Thanks to Chef Sous Chef for sharing these great recipes.

Spicy White Bean Guacamole

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 can white beans, drained and rinsed (540ml/18oz)
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Place the beans, avocado, garlic, 3/4 of the jalapeño, lime juice and salt in the base of a blender or food processor.
  2. Pulse a few times, then scrape down the sides of the blender and pulse again until smooth. Taste for seasoning and adjust as necessary. Transfer to a bowl and top with remaining jalapeño for garnish.
  3. Serve with your favourite tortilla chips, vegetables or tapped on nachos.

Tips/Notes

  • If you prefer the guacamole to be a little less spicy, only use half a jalapeño.
  • Store leftover guacamole in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Creamy White Bean and Artichoke Dip

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 can white beans, drained and rinsed (540ml/18oz)
  • 1/2 cup marinated artichoke hearts + additional for garnish
  • 3/4 cup freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Place all the ingredients in the base of a blender or food processor.
  2. Pulse a few times, then scrape down the sides of the blender and blend at 3/4 speed until creamy and smooth. Taste for seasoning and adjust as necessary. Transfer to a bowl and top with chopped artichoke for garnish.
  3. Serve with toasted baguette or your favourite vegetables.

Tips/Notes

  • Store leftover dip in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Beet Red White Bean Dip

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 can white beans, drained and rinsed (540ml/18oz)
  • 1 small beet, peeled and grated
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 1 tbsp greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Instructions

  1. Place all the ingredients in the base of a blender or food processor.
  2. Pulse a few times, then scrape down the sides of the blender and pulse until creamy and smooth. Taste for seasoning and adjust as necessary. Transfer to a bowl and top with additional parsley for garnish.
  3. Serve with toasted baguette or your favourite vegetables.

Tips/Notes

  • Store leftover dip in the fridge for up to 5 days.