Artichoke and White Bean Dip – an easy, delicious, and healthy appetizer or snack that you can whip up in the food processor in 5 minutes! Perfect served with pita chips, fresh veggies or crackers
Hummus is one of my favorite go-to snacks, it’s typically made from chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, cumin, olive oil, garlic, and (optional) other flavors. I especially love avocado lime hummus or roasted beetroot hummus.
This artichoke and white bean dip is a wonderful alternative to hummus. It’s creamy, tangy, flavorful and makes a perfect healthy afternoon snack or appetizer.
I usually serve it with pita chips, but it would also be delicious with crackers, fresh veggies or spread on a sandwich.
The recipe comes together in no time, all you need is a can of cannellini beans, artichokes hearts, a clove of garlic, extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, and a food processor. Put all the ingredients in the processor and blend until smooth and creamy. Once it’s done, scoop the artichoke and white bean dip into a pretty bowl, sprinkle with some paprika, drizzle with extra virgin olive, garnish with parsley and serve it. EASY!
I like my dip with a thick and chunky texture, if you prefer a smoother consistency, add 1 or 2 tablespoons of water.
The artichoke and white bean dip can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Artichoke and White Bean Dip
Artichoke and White Bean Dip - an easy, delicious, and healthy appetizer or snack that you can whip up in the food processor in 5 minutes! Perfect served with pita chips, fresh veggies or crackers
- 400 grams (14 ounces) cannellini beans drained and rinsed
- 200 grams ( 7 ounces) artichoke hearts roughly chopped
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
- salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
- Garnish (optional): paprika, chopped parsley, extra virgin olive oil
Place the cannellini beans, artichoke hearts, garlic and lemon juice in the bowl of a food processor and blend until smooth.
With the machine running, add the oil and keep mixing until you reach the desired consistency.
If it's too thick add 1 or 2 tablespoons of water.
Blend in the chopped parsley and season to taste with salt and pepper.
Place in a shallow bowl, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, garnish with parsley and sprinkle with paprika.
Serve the artichoke and white bean dip immediately with pita chips or cover and refrigerate.
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