A super healthy fragrant White Bean Dip topped with sumac onions, which can be prepared in less than 10 minutes, ideal for your next hosting party or as a weekday snack!
Dips are always a favourite easy appetizer to have on hand when you have guests. Moreover, if you are like me, constantly on the hunt for the easiest, yet most delicious ones, and want to change up your dip routine, read up! This creamy white bean dip will be your new go to. With this dip being ready in less than 10 minutes, it also makes a great weekday dip to have on hand as a healthy snack or a meal. It goes so well in a sandwich or in a wrap!
White Bean Dip Ingredients
Fragrant with pantry essentials such as beans, olive oil, lemons and garlic, this dip is a winner for when you don’t know what to make!
- White Beans (cannellini, navy beans, butter beans…) canned or cook them yourself from dried. The beans are what makes this dip extremely creamy!
- Lemon zest and lemon juice – brightens the dip up while adding a touch of freshness
- Olive oil adds to the richness of the flavour and texture
- Garlic needed but don’t add too much raw cloves as they might over power your dip. Or else, use roasted ones for a more mellow and sweet flavour.
- Salt and pepper add them to your liking
How to make this White Bean Dip?
This bean dip comes together in seconds. Add all the ingredients in a powerful food processor or blender, and blend until you get a creamy velvety texture. If you are using a strong powerful machine, you won’t really need to add anything else to it. However, if you are using a handheld blender or one which isn’t that powerful, you will need to help the dip with some extra water or ice, so that it becomes smoother and creamier. Plate the dip in a shallow bowl and top it up with a handful of fresh sumac onions and a good drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.
How to make Sumac Onions?
Sumac onions are a great Turkish appetizer or condiment with an intense rich flavour. Raw red onions are marinated in an oil and acidic mixture, which mellows down their pungent taste. The main ingredient of this marinade is the sumac. Sumac is a spice native to the Middle East, and is extremely popular in Mediterranean cuisine. It is a deep red coloured spice and has a mild lemony flavour.
Making sumac onions is relatively easy. Cover thinly sliced onions with sumac, salt, olive oil, and lemon juice. Massage them so that the onions absorb all the flavours. Lastly, add the parsley and mix well.
Tip: If you want a smoother and creamier dip, add some splashes of cold water or ice cubes until you get the consistency that you desire!
How to store the White bean dip?
A great plus of this dip, is that it can easily be prepared in advance. Store this white bean dip in an airtight container in the fridge for not more than 5 days.
How to serve?
Serve it up with cracker or crudités as a dip to nibble on. Or else, serve it as a side with your salad. Alternatively, layer this bean dip in your favourite sandwich or wrap and top it up with leafy greens and your favourite meats or tofu.
White Bean Dip with Sumac Onions
White Bean Dip
- 400 g cannellini beans butter beans/navy beans 1 can
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- zest of one lemon
- 2 garlic cloves small
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 3 tbsp cold water if needed
- 2 red onions large
- 1 tbsp sumac
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/4 cup parsley
- Peel and slice the red onions thinly. Place in a bowl with the sumac and salt. Massage the onions well with your hands.
- Add the olive oil, lemon juice and parsley. Mix well to combine. Set aside.
White Bean Dip
- Add the white beans, lemon, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper to a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth. Add a tablespoon of water at a time, if you want a creamier thinner dip.
- Serve the white bean dip into a shallow bowl and swirl the top with a spoon. Place a handful of sumac onions on top with some extra beans. Finish it off with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. Serve with some crackers or vegetables. Enjoy!
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