Dips make life worth living. When you have any sort of meal – let’s say rice, veggies, protein, and herbs – well then you add a dip to it and it becomes a whole different meal. All you have to do is mix it all together and it becomes the most flavorful, divine meal of your life. Sure, I could be exaggerating a bit, but if you love food as much as I do, you’ll understand. Almost every meal I make at home, no matter what meal it is or if it’s that good or not, I say out loud, “This is the best meal of my life.” And I mean it. I love food more than anything in this world. Anything. Will my husband be bummed out when he reads that? Absolutely. But I stand behind what I said. I’m a taurus through and through, and I believe I was put on this earth to eat food, to create food, to write about food, and then to think about it every second in between those food activities.
Now if you’re thinking to yourself, Juli, beans are not paleo, you stupid WHORE! You are 100% correct. But beans are now part of my diet every day, multiple times per day. You can read why here. That means I’m always looking for new ways to incorporate beans into my diet. Hello dips. When I dip, I need you to dip, then we can dip. You know what I’m saying? This dip reminds me of hummus, but without the tahini. It’s just a new spin on hummus that will pack your diet with fiber and make your meals feel more exciting. If you hate exciting meals, I get it. That was a lie, I don’t get it whatsoever. But if you like having your tastebuds tantalized and your meals mixed together into a clump of goo with all the dip you added to it, I think we will get along. Do I seem manic today? I feel manic. Or at least extremely hyper.
You know why I’m so hyper? Well other than being loaded up with bean dip and pita bread, I’m hyper because I just PR’d my chin-up! I started out being able to do 6-8 bodyweight chin-ups and now I just completed 5 chin-ups with 25lbs strapped to me! This has been a goal since December and I finally accomplished it! If you’re not setting constant goals when it comes to your fitness, I can’t recommend it enough. Every time I work out, I have a new goal in mind. It keeps me driven, it keeps me excited, and it keep me committed. And in turn, I’m hyper and happy AF 90-95% of the time. What more could you ask for in life? Speaking of, I have some new goals with work to hit so I must be on my way. In the meantime, go do yourself a favor and make a goal of making this dip today. Then BOOM, accomplish that goal immediately.
White Bean Dip
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
- 2 (14 ounce) cans of cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- juice of 1 1/2 lemons*
- 1/3 cup olive oil + extra for garnish
- 1 teaspoon salt**
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or more if you prefer more of a kick
- fresh dill, for garnish
- Place beans in a food processor and pulse to break down. Add garlic cloves and lemon juice and pulse once more to combined.
- Add olive oil, salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes, then blend until mixture becomes smooth. This will take a minute or two.
- Garnish olive oil on top, extra salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes, then add a ton of dill before serving! Serve with toasted gluten free pita chips, veggies, or any cracker of choice!
*This amount will range depending how juicy your lemon is. That sounded dirty. I like it. Add the juice of 1 1/2 lemons then taste to see if you want more for a bit more tangy flavor.
**I like a good amount of salt so keep that in mind for this recipe
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