Sundried Tomatoes White Bean Dip

SSide dish, hummus, dip, appetizer, white beans, vegetarian, vegan, paleo, easy, kids-friendly, summer - recipe - goodnesst - amelie van der aa

Do you know the true secret to creamy hummus-like dips? White beans!

The taste of white beans is a bit more subtle than chickpeas, but their texture provide the creamiest of all dips.

We love simple white bean dips with a few herbs, lemon, and olive oil. But sometimes I like to explore new combinations such as this summery version with semi-sundried tomatoes.

You can have this tasty dip as an appetizer, but also to complement a vegetarian meal, or to spread on toast or crackers.

 

Just a handful healthy ingredients

  • Semi-sundried tomatoes are just like tomatoes a great source of antioxidants, vitamins (K and C) and minerals such as potassium and magnesium. The carotenoid lycopene - abundant in tomatoes – is one of the most potent antioxidants among dietary carotenoids. Eating lots of tomatoes has been associated with a decreased risk of cardiovascular diseases and cancer.

  • White beans are an excellent protein source and are packed with important nutrients such as folate, zinc, iron, magnesium, and fiber. They help stabilize blood glucose and even prevent diabetes.

  • Lemons are an excellent source of vitamin C, and they’re quite high in vitamin B6, potassium, folic acid, flavonoids, and the phytochemical limonene, giving them high antioxidant and anticancer properties.

  • Extra virgin olive oil has remarkable health benefits. Here’s an interesting article if you want to learn more about it: 11 proven benefits of olive oil.

This white bean dip is:

  • Gluten-free

  • Dairy-free

  • Low carb

  • Paleo

  • Fiber-rich

  • Protein-rich

  • Vegan

  • Healthy

  • Easy

  • Delicious

Total time:

5 min

makes

1 medium bowl

SSide dish, hummus, dip, appetizer, white beans, vegetarian, vegan, paleo, easy, kids-friendly, summer - recipe - goodnesst - amelie van der aa

Ingredients: 

  • ½ cup (60g) semi-sundried tomatoes (important to buy the ones that are still moist, not totally dried)

  • 2 cups (240g) white beans, drained and rinsed

  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

  • 2 tbsp. purified water

  • 1-2 tbsp. lemon juice (to taste)

  • 1 tbsp. chives or basil

  • ¼ tsp. good quality salt

  • Optional: ¼ tsp. garlic powder or 1 small garlic clove, crushed

Directions:

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a food processor or high-speed blender.

  2. Decorate with a few sundried tomatoes and herbs.

  3. Enjoy as a dip, spread, or side dish to any meal.