This Zesty White Bean Spread made from Great Northern beans can be served as a spread for sandwiches or as a dip for your favorite veggies and pita chips.
Summmerrrrr!! It’s like, legit summer weather here in NJ – complete with lots of sun, thunderstorms that leave that great ‘it just rained’ smell, and enough heat to make it seem totally reasonable to go out for ice cream instead of having a real lunch. I love being on maternity leave during this time, so I actually get to enjoy the day instead of just enjoying 6pm – 8pm after work.
Ice cream lunch is probably not a good idea for a daily habit (although the ice cream place being just a couple of blocks away from our house is so tempting!!)... Because of the heat I’ve been getting creative with lunches at home that don’t require any cooking, and all kinds of beany and hummusy recipes have been my go-t0 lately. I’ve made this Chickpea Summer Salad a bunch of times, and recently been making variations of this Zesty White Bean Spread / Dip. I originally created this recipe for Randall Beans, and wanted to share it here on my blog now that they have posted it in their recipes section. By the way, check out all the other delicious bean recipes on there!
This white bean spread is super easy to make by throwing everything in a blender or food processor, and it is very filling and healthy. It can be used as a dip for veggies, as a spread for an open-faced sandwich on toasted bread, or as a condiment for a heartier sandwich. If you want to make a heartier sandwich, just spread the zesty bean spread on bread and top with lettuce, tomato, and grilled chicken or grilled veggies.
One of the best things about this recipe is that it makes enough for leftovers when it’s just the two of us – we get to enjoy it fresh on a sandwich, and then just pull it out of the fridge later on when we need a snack. If you are having a bunch of people over, it will be a great dip for veggies and pita chips for the whole crowd.
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