Maintenance – The Best Basil Bean Dip

I love dips. 

I love hummus (only the homemade kind though :). 

I love guacamole and I love yummy spreads that can be put into wraps.  Oh and I love pesto.

So I thought why now make of blend of all these delicious things into one incredible veggie dip!  The creaminess of the avocado and the flavor of the toasted walnuts make a divine combination.  There is a mildness to white beans that I absolutely love and what would any dip be without garlic!  Yum!

Best Basil Bean Dip

1 can of white beans (any variety will work), rinsed and drained

1 large avocado

1/3 cup of  toasted walnuts (just toasted them in a frying pan over medium heat until browned)

3 gloves of garlic

juice from 1/2 lemon (about 1 1/2 TBS)

1/4 cup of fresh basil

2 TBS olive oil

1/2 tsp salt

Combine all of the ingredients into a food processor or high-powered blender.  Simply pulse until it is smooth.

Serve with veggies (carrots, jicama and red peppers shown here), your favorite chips or crackers.

Source: WFM 1-10

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