summer garden white bean dip I howsweeteats.com

Today we welcome in the summer and all its delightful fresh flavors with one of our favorite creamy and delicious (and dare we say nutritious?) white bean dip recipes.   We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Whipped White Bean Dip with Fresh Veggies

YIELD: SERVES 4 TO 6

TOTAL TIME: 30 MINUTES

ingredients:

3 (15-ounce) cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
2 tablespoons ice water
2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary, plus extra for garnish
2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme, plus extra for garnish
2 tablespoons fresh chopped chives, plus extra for garnish
2 ears grilled corn, cut from cob
2 scallions, thinly sliced
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
basil leaves for garnish

directions:

Place the beans in a food processor and blend until pureed and creamy. Add in the garlic powder, salt and pepper, then continue to blend while streaming in the olive oil and ice water. Spoon the dip into a large bowl and stir in the rosemary, thyme and chives. Drizzle with a bit of olive oil.

Top the dip with layers of the grilled corn, tomatoes and scallions. Finish by topping with some basil leaves and extra herbs. Add another sprinkle of salt and pepper along with a drizzle of olive oil. Serve immediately with raw veggies or gluten-free pita chips.

We originally found this heavenly recipe at:

http://www.howsweeteats.com/2015/06/summer-garden-white-bean-dip/