I haven’t shared a recipe in a while and with all the holiday parties coming up, it’s the perfect time to share one of my go-to easy 5-minute appetizers. This garlic dill white bean dip is a great addition to any charcuterie plate or appetizer spread. It’s the perfect little something to set out while you are prepping the rest of the meal. Not to mention, it’s healthy and fresh to offset some of the other goodies you may be indulging in this time of year.
It could not be easier to make. Just pop everything into a food processor and blend until smooth. I like to serve it with fresh veggies – carrots, cucumbers, and mini peppers are our family faves. I also slice pita bread into triangles and toast them for a few minutes under the broiler.
You can also serve this on toasted crostini with a sprig of dill for a more formal cocktail party.
- 1 14 oz can white northern beans or cannellini beans
- 1-2 cloves of garlic (I love garlic so I use 2 but for a milder flavor use 1)
- 1 tbsp chopped fresh dill (or rosemary, you can totally switch up the herbs)
- juice of ½ lemon
- ⅛ tsp salt
- ⅛ tsp pepper
- 2-3 tbsp olive oil
- More salt and pepper to taste.
- Rinse beans well. Add them to a food processor.
- Add peeled garlic cloves, dill, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
- Pulse until pureed.
- Add olive oil slowly until mixture is smooth.
- Salt and pepper to taste.
- Drizzle with additional olive oil and garnish with herbs.
- Serve with veggies, crackers, and toasted pita bread.
I’m still working on all of my holiday menus, but you check out this post here for my menus from last year, and the German potato salad I always serve on Christmas eve.
This tomato jam pesto burrata dip is also a favorite to serve this time of year!
Garlic Dill White Bean Dip