Appetizers, Gluten Free, Snacks, Vegan

Roasted Garlic and Red Pepper White Bean Dip

Bean Dip4I do realize that title is a mouthful.  I have such a hard time coming up with short titles… Until then… Here’s a brand new dip for you!  Who doesn’t just love a good dip?!  Whether it’s for a party, maybe some friends or family are coming over, OR… if you’re like us, you just like to have something to munch on when you need a quick snack during the day!  I’m hoping you’re going to love this dip as much as we do… Move over, Hummus.  There’s a new dip in town!  I was a little bit nervous to tell Omar that this wasn’t hummus.  You know he’s a creature of habit and when I break the snack cycle in the refrigerator things get a little fussy over here.  Thankfully, after a bite or two he was hooked! I think he forgot it wasn’t hummus!  It actually has the same consistency as hummus and honestly, you could flavor this however you want.  The sky is really the limit here.  I was feeling garlicky today.  Who doesn’t LOVE roasted garlic?!  And… I had a red bell pepper that really needed to be eaten.  VOILA!  My dip was created.

Get creative!!!  Add whatever flavors you love most.  This dip is perfect for a variety of things to dip into it.  Tortilla or pita chips are delish.  Crudités and some crusty bread (warmed up in the oven for a few minutes) are so my jam!  I’m pretty sure I could live off that…

Once the garlic and pepper have roasted, this dip comes together in about a minute.  Seriously.  Blend those ingredients together and you’ve got yourself a perfectly healthy, super flavorful, and I think pretty DIP you can be happy to serve anyone!  🙂

Bean Dip

Roasted Garlic and Red Pepper White Bean Dip

  • Servings: 2 1/3 cups
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Move over Hummus... There's a new dip in town! Hearty, flavorful, and perfect for any game day or appetizer. You're going to love this!

Ingredients:

  • 1 bulb of garlic
  • 1/2 cup bell pepper, sliced or diced
  • 2 – 15oz cans garbanzo beans, rinsed and dried
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp water
  • juice of 1 lemon (about 2 tbsp)
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • a pinch or two of crushed red pepper, optional if you want a bit of heat!

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Cut the core off the bulb of garlic, lay it on a piece of aluminum foil, drizzle it with olive oil and a pinch of salt.  Wrap the garlic up in the foil and lay on a small sheet pan.
  2. On the same sheet pan, add the bell pepper.  Drizzle a little olive oil over the bell pepper and roast for 20 – 25 minutes.  If the pepper starts to get too brown, take it out of the oven and let the garlic continue to roast until it’s soft.
  3. While the garlic and bell pepper are roasting, add the rest of the ingredients to a food processor or blender.  Once the garlic and bell pepper are done, add to the rest of the ingredients.
  4. Blend until completely smooth.  Taste and adjust your seasonings accordingly.  Pour the dip into a pretty serving bowl.  Serve with pita or tortilla chips, slices of crusty bread, or crudités.

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