Tuesday, December 11, 2012

White Bean Dip

Like, I assume, most of you, I am extremely busy around the holidays. In public relations you are client billable, so we either a) have absolutely no work because we are out of budget or b) have a ton of budget left that we have to bill out and thus work longer-than-normal hours. Take a wild guess which one I've been dealing with the past couple of weeks?

But if its not work for me, it's probably your kids parties (something I luckily don't have to deal with anytime soon) or family visits or any number of other time-sucking activities that magically spring up between Thanksgiving and New Years. 

This is the perfect appetizer if you had the crazy idea to host a party and had little time to prepare, or if you have an unexpected family member drop by "for the holidays!", or if you're like me and sometimes get stressed and forget to eat. Minimal cooking involved (about 2 minutes) and served in less than 10. Yep. Happy holidays to you too.


One can of white beans (cannellini, Great Northern, etc.)
Handful of parsley, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
Salt and pepper
Olive oil


1. Heat a bit of olive oil in pan over medium heat. Saute garlic until golden.

2. Drain beans in sink and rinse off (this will lessen the amount of sodium you get)

3. In a food processor, toss in beans, parsley, garlic, salt, pepper and pour in olive oil. Pulse until smooth.

Serve with crackers, crostini or veggies. I think it is really good with baby carrots and raw red peppers.

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