white bean dip with pesto

this white bean dip with pesto is so quick to whip up and the perfect satisfying snack to get you through until your next meal.  it can also be eaten as you would hummus- spread in a wrap, on veggies, pita and crackers.  if you don’t have pesto already made (see this recipe for how-to pesto) it takes a bit longer, but can also be eaten without the pesto or with harissa! it’s healthy, easy and completely satisfying.  hope you love!  xx- sarah  {more after the jump}


2 cups cooked white beans (i used navy beans)

2 medium cloves of garlic

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

1 large lemon

olive oil

pesto to garnish



– place garlic in a food processor and pulse until chopped

– add white beans, sea salt, juice of 1/2 lemon and blend until creamy

– add more salt/lemon juice to taste

– scoop into serving bowl and garnish with pesto and olive oil

– serve with crackers, veggies, pita, or a baguette.  enjoy!

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  1. chelsea|

    omg need to make! the white bean hummus from trader joe's is my all time fave and i LOVE the idea of adding pesto

  2. Sarah|

    Dips are my life right now. It's such a super easy healthy lunch, and a dollop of hummus or bean dip is such an easy way to add some flavour and interest to an otherwise samey dinner. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Meg Sylvia|

    Yumm! I absolutely love white bean dip, more than hummus even. I find the white beans to be so much more smooth than chick peas. I've never tried it with the pesto, so I'll have to give this a try asap!

  4. paige|

    i'm hosting a shopping party next week and planning small bites for the ladies. this hummus dip sounds like the perfect addition!
    thanks, sarah. :)

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