Newbie – White Bean Pesto Dip

 We have so many basil plants that keep popping up in our garden. We have had to start getting a little creative with recipes! My daughter and I are having a lot of fun!! YUM!

This bean dip came about as a twist on our amazing Lemon Walnut Pesto recipe (found here with our pizza recipes). We made a pesto pasta dish and topped it with white beans and fresh tomatoes. The white beans with the pesto was just too yummy not to try blending them together. Voila, another recipe is born. 

White Bean Pesto Dip


1 can White Beans, drained and rinsed

1-1/2 cups fresh Basil

1/3 cup raw Walnuts

1/3 cup raw Almonds

1/4 cup Olive Oil

1 Tbsp fresh Lemon Juice

4 small Garlic Cloves, minced

1 Tbsp Hemp Seeds -optional

1 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast


Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until desired texture. Add salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy with fresh sliced veggies or pita chips/crackers. We have even been known to use it as a sandwich spread and with our pasta. It has a more mild pesto flavor and my kids love it!

PS. Don’t forget to download our Legume Family Challenge for August (found here).

Source: WFM 1-10

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