ArrowDownFill 1arrow-small-lineFill 1Cooking Light - EasyCooking Light - FastCooking Light - So GoodCooking Light - How-ToCooking Light - Staff FaveCooking Light Badge - Wow!GroupClose IconEmailEmpty Star IconLike Cooking Light on FacebookFull Star IconShapePage 1 Copy 3Page 1 Copy 2Grid IconHalf Star IconFollow Cooking Light on InstagramList IconMenu IconPrintSearch IconSpeech BubbleFollow Cooking Light on SnapchatFollow Cooking Light on TwitterWatch Cooking Light on YouTubeplay-iconWatch Cooking Light on Youtube

Garlicky White Bean Dip

Photo: Thomas J. Story; Styling: Dan Becker
Yield Makes 2 1/4 cups
Time: about 10 minutes. A good dip to serve alongside other Mediterranean-style appetizers like olives, herbed almonds, roasted red peppers, and sautéed shrimp.

Ingredients

  • 1 or 2 peeled garlic cloves
  • 2 cans (15 oz. each) white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely shredded lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon very finely chopped fresh oregano leaves
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 27
  • caloriesfromfat 52 %
  • protein 0.9 g
  • fat 1.6 g
  • satfat 0.2 g
  • carbohydrate 2.3 g
  • fiber 0.7 g
  • sodium 38 mg
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. In a food processor, whirl garlic until finely chopped. Scrape down the inside of the bowl and add beans, oil, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Whirl until smooth and blended.

  2. Transfer dip to a small bowl. Stir in oregano, then season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve with assorted fresh vegetables or pita bread.

  3. Note: Nutritional analysis is per tablespoon.