I know this is hard to believe, but when I go to a party, I am all over the veggie platter ;-). Being vegan and all, that is my go-to snack at a party. And what’s the best part of the veggie platter? The dip of course! This healthy white bean pesto recipe is to die for. Perfect for any veggie platter. The creaminess of the white beans mixed with the basil and garlic really set this dish off. If you’ve never tried a white bean pesto recipe, this is a good place to start.
While most dips are loaded with fat, the good news is, this white bean pesto dip isn’t and it tastes just as good! The secret ingredient… the white beans. It gives this dip that creamy texture.
Healthy White Bean Pesto Dip
- 2 cups white beans (We use dried beans and soak them overnight and then boil them in the morning until they are soft. About 20 minutes.)
- 10 leaves of basil
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 1 T nutritional yeast
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 T dried parsley
- 1/2 T dried mint
- 4-5 T water
- Throw everything in the food processor and blend until smooth. That’s it. Easy huh?
You can use this recipe as a dip, or as a sandwich spread. Today I spread some of it on whole wheat lavash bread with some cucumbers and red peppers. It was yummy! It would also make a good pasta pesto sauce too. I hope you enjoy it.