Rosemary White Bean Dip with Maple Walnut Crumble
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Let's talk about dips. Holidays parties are all about dips and trying new things. We all know (and love) those hot dips with cream cheese and even more cheese on top, am I right? But it seems like its become so common that it can be overpowering at a large gathering when everyone brings them. So, to switch it up, make some healthy dips as well. I'm not saying to drop the hot cream cheese dips (please don't, I really do love them!) but maybe one of those with a couple of my fun healthy dip ideas as well. This White Bean Dip has been such a hit with my friends and family, it is sure to be a crowd pleaser! I have some other dip recipes here on the blog you can check out too such as my Olive Oil Hummus, Fresh Tomato Salsa as well as my husbands most favorite Mango Salsa!
Healthy dips can be just as luxurious and rich as those popular hot dips, and my white bean dip is here to prove it. Using a good quality extra virgin olive oil can make or break a good bean dip, and it doesn't have to be costly. Just look to see where the oil is made or imported from and maybe do a quick google search to see which one would work best for your palate and budget. They are in the local grocery stores, and quite possibly you already have one in the pantry!
The rosemary combined with sweet maple and local sea salt make this dip irresistible and hard to stop eating once you've started. No worry, it's giving you lots of healthy fats, protein and fiber! Also this dip is gluten free, dairy free and vegan, so if you have a family like mine, it helps to have recipes to easily whip up that are safe for all three! They will surely appreciate the effort on your part to make them feel thought of and cared for.
Perfect for an intimate holiday get together, a big New Years party, or to have sitting in the fridge waiting for visitors to drop by. Serve with corn chips, crackers, or individually on toasted baguette slices as I will explain below. You can't go wrong with this one friends!
You could also just sit down and eat this by yourself for lunch, I do literally all of the time. It's scrumptious on a slice of toast in the morning, or even turned into a sandwich with grilled veggies!
Rosemary White Bean Dip w/ Maple Walnut Crumble
- 1 can white kidney beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 clove garlic
- 2 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp ground rosemary
- 1/4 olive oil
- squeeze of lemon (to taste)
- pepper to taste
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
- 1 tsp sea salt
- Put all ingredients for the white bean dip in a high powered food processor and blend until smooth
- Heat up a small frying pan on the stove top to medium-low heat. Add chopped walnuts and toast them until they release a small amount of oil or they become aromatic and slightly brown. Stir in the maple syrup and sea salt and wait until the nuts become sticky and sort of candy like, stirring occasionally. This should only take up to two minutes max. Remove from heat before they burn.
- Spread dip into your favorite dish and top with the maple crumble. Drizzle with balsamic reduction (optional) if you have it and serve!
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