HEALTHY, DAIRY FREE, White Bean Lentil DIP! This homemade recipe is made with dried beans making this extremely cheap to make! Serve it hot or cold with vegetables and chips! It’s one of the BEST Party dips!
Do you tend to buy things at the store and then they get pushed back to back of the cabinet and you forget about them? Ooops.
That’s how I am about dried beans. I love beans. So whenever I’m in the dried beans aisle, I think to myself “Look at how cheap these are to cans, I should get a few bags, this is a great idea”. Then they sit in my cabinet and the canned beans get used instead. It’s a horrible crime, I know. So when I was cleaning out my cabinets this weekend I found multiple bags of beans that were calling my name.
My first thought “soup” was quickly erased when I realized that was a horrible idea for the sweltering heat. My second thought “dip”. Dip is great, especially on hot days. It’s great to dip crusty bread in, or carrots. Or how delicious would it be with these homemade everything bagel chips? It’s great for a party. It’s great to snack during the day as bean dip is nutritious and filling.
This bean dip is easy! If you don’t want to use dried beans, you can used canned ones, but man, dried beans are worth the value! The ingredients in here are navy beans, lentils, lemon juice, olive oil, onion powder, salt, parsley to garnish.. and garlic and a bit of cumin for some kick.
I bet you have almost all these ingredients already – how much of a win win situation is this? Because of the garlic and slight hint of cumin, the dip has a bit of a bite to it – not overwhelming – but it’s there with just the right amount.
So let’s get started and dive in…
Here is my 1/2 cup dried navy beans and 1/2 cup lentils. The way that I soak these is: Add your dry beans and lentils together to a deep pot and add enough water to cover beans by 3 inches. Bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and let stand for 1 hour. Drain.
Then you will start adding your ingredients (except olive oil and parsley) to your food processor. I love my food processor so much.
Once you are finished adding your ingredients, then add your olive oil and process more until smooth. Tip: The olive oil is going to make it smooth, but you might need some more additional smoothness. If you do, add a tablespoon of water and process again. Repeat this step until it’s just the amount of creaminess you want.
Take it out of the food processor and spoon into serving dish. Sprinkle dried parsley on top.
I like to serve this with little pieces of bread, or baby carrots.
Then snack away! Who doesn’t love healthy snacking?
Bonus points: Take to a party, everyone will love you!
Enjoy this White Bean Lentil Dip!
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- 1/2 cup dry navy beans
- 1/2 cup dry lentils
- 4 clove garlic
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/8 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Dried Parsley to Garnish
- Soak beans. Add your dry beans and lentils to a deep pot and add enough water to cover beans by 3 inches. Bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and let stand for 1 hour. Drain.
- Add your beans, lentils, garlic, lemon juice, cumin, onion powder and salt to a food processor. Pulse until all combined.
- Add olive oil to food processor and turn on until smooth.
- Spoon out and put in serving dish.
- Garnish with dried parsley.
If your dip is chunky, add a tablespoon of water to food processor and pulse. Keep adding until smooth.