Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Quick White Bean Dip


We will leave for Oregon this Saturday morning. The kitchen is being prepared for the long months away. The refrigerator, the freezer and the pantry all need to be cleaned out. My days are very full. There is much to do with work, family and responsibilities. Not sure I will get everything done, but as time whittles down I start prioritizing.......I am starting to get very excited.

Normally I snack and eat little bits of food all day long. Creativity is certainly becoming my friend with the cupboards so bare. A can of white beans, a little garlic, lemon, rosemary and olive oil and I now have this dip. Add a few crackers and some fruit and I'm all set.

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 14.5 ounce can organic white beans (liquid drained and rinsed)
1/2 clove garlic (grated)
1 sprig rosemary
1/4 lemon juiced
1 tablespoon water or more if needed
Salt and pepper to taste

To prepare:

In a small sauce pot on medium high heat add olive oil then beans, garlic and rosemary sprig, turn down heat and simmer on low 10 minutes stirring occasionally. Remove the rosemary. Add lemon juice. Depending on the consistency add water. Taste, then season with salt and pepper as needed. Blend with boat motor until creamy, leaving some beans for texture. Enjoy!
Cheri Savory Spoon
Cheri Savory Spoon

Mysavoryspoon was first started in 2010 as a way to journal recipes that I had collected from cookbooks, magazines, family and friends. Most everything was savory, using legumes and whole grains. Along the way I discovered a love for baking. Now a couple times a month you might see some type of sweet pie or treat.

59 comments:

  1. I love white beans. In fact they are my favorite kind of bean. this sounds great!

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    1. Thanks Abbe, I am a big fan of white beans as well, in fact my husband rebels after too many meals in a roll.

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  2. Long trips away from home brings out the best in our creative minds. This dip is a proof. Great thinking! Have a safe trip!

    Julie
    Gourmet Getaways

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    1. Thanks Julie, I believe you are a much better traveler than I am after looking at your blog. It is so beautiful. Thanks!

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  3. I did a lil something like this with cannelini beans... it's basically a glorious version of hummus, no? So delicious.
    Good luck with your impending move!

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    1. Your right, I did not think about it like that but it is, thanks Francesca.

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  4. looks delicious! sometimes I have white beans on hand and no garbanzo beans for hummus, so I will definitely be able to use this invention! :)

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    1. Hi June, you could probably use other types of beans as well.Thanks!

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  5. How exciting! And how funny, because I just made a bean dip yesterday! We must have been having the same cravings. :)

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    1. Too funny! thanks for stopping by Joanne.

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  6. I can imagine all the work involved in getting ready to leave for the summer! I would love to visit Oregon on day - especially the coast. I've heard so much about how beautiful it is. Have a wonderful trip. We love bean dips and hummus - this would be a favorite!

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    1. Hi Susan, it is a lot of work, but I really love our home there. Thanks!

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  7. i'm currently in the throes of figuring out how to cook dried beans. most times i end up cooking them too long so they turn to mush and they must be made into dip. i console myself with the knowledge that it's good for me, no waste, easy and yum.

    safe travels!

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    1. Hi Lan, love a big ole pot of beans on the stove. Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. I love a white bean dip! Have a great time in Oregon!

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  9. Mmm ... like a sort of white bean hummus. Beautiful!
    All the best for your trip. That sounds exciting! I've visited Oregon and loved it!

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    1. HI Helen, thanks I;m getting so excited.

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  10. Wish *I* could escape the Phoenix heat and head to Oregon for the summer!

    That dip looks GREAT.

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    1. Hi Kylee, Thanks I feel so fortunate, but I think this year is the last year we will be able to do this.

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  11. Creativity creates the best recipes! I love everything in this, especially white beans and rosemary. Yum!

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    1. Thanks Traci! appreciate you stopping by.

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  12. I love this, Cheri, and beans are so good for you. I'm with you about having several small meals throughout the day - great for the metabolism. Good luck with your move!!

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    1. Hi Robyn, beans are one of my favorite things. Thanks!

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  13. I had never had a bean dip until recently, now I'm totally hooked because of the awesome flavor and will have to try this asap!

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    1. Hi Phi, it's really a fast and easy recipe to put together.

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  14. I love the photo in this post. The colors are brilliant. Have a safe trip. I'll look forward to recipes from Oregon.

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    1. Thanks Dena, will be posting from Oregon.

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  15. I agree - it can be really tough to plan meals when you're about to go away! I never would have guessed this was a "trying to use up what little is left" recipe, though - it sounds delicious!

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  16. Planning meals before going away can be so tricky! I never would have guessed that this is a "trying to use up what little is left" recipe, though - it sounds fantastic!

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  17. The dip looks delicious! I have to give it a try! This weekend!

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  18. Fantastic recipe. I often make bean mash. Safe travels :)

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    1. Thanks Tandy, bean mash sounds delicious!

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  19. Rosemary and lemon...mhh, put this simple dip on another level! Thanks for sharing this during your busy times!

    ela h.
    Gray Apron

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  20. What if I don't have boat motor? You're so funny. Have a wonderful trip, I know you're excited. I think you were very creative to come up with this wonderful dip in the midst of everything you're doing. Yum!!

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    1. Hi Chris, your right will have to do a better job, was in a hurry. Thanks!

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  21. I'm rarely without white beans in the pantry. Sounds like a delicious dip and snack.

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  22. I both love and hate when I have to clean out my kitchen -- you get some winners but sometimes I make some terrible combos. This dip definitely sounds like a winner!

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  23. Love the flavours, Cheri. Need to make some for myself too.

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  24. I'm a huge fan of white bean dip, seriously good! I should try your version with rosemary and garlic!

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  25. Lovely! This bean dip must taste really good.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  26. What a delicious bean dip! Great for snacking on! I hope everything goes good!

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  27. I love serving a white bean dip to unexpected guests…it so quick to put together. We spend summers at our cottage in Maine and each year we have to fill its kitchen and slowly empty our one at home so I know what a process it is. Enjoy your summer.

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    1. Hi Karen, it is a process isn't it! but certainly worth it.

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  28. Oh my gosh. I love white beans and especially with garlic, lemon and rosemary. Pinning to make it this week. It's perfect. By now, you're in Oregon. Hope the transition is smooth!

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    1. Hi Susan, some years are easier than others, the weather is perfect!

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  29. Looks delicious and healthy too.

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