Sunday, May 2, 2010

White bean dip with sesame


I don't know about you, but I love beans, white beans, fava beans, chickpeas.... Open my pantry and you’ll see all kinds of beans. They’re just so useful and healthy, they're good in soups, tossed in salads or processed into delicious dips. There's no doubt that fresh dips are extremely versatile, I like to serve them with an assortment of fresh veggies as well as toasted baguette; I think they make a great appetizer for everyone to munch on. This dip is a departure from hummus. It’s got such a smooth creamy texture and the lemon and garlic add great flavor. It’s pretty easy to whip up using mostly items you have on hand. Everyone will love it, so make some extra, it will keep refrigerated for 3 days. Enjoy!!

Ingredients: 
1 (15oz) (425g) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed 
1 clove garlic 
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice 
1 tbsp olive oil 
salt 
water (or cooking water) 
1 tbsp sesame oil for serving 
1 tbsp sesame seeds, toasted

In a food processor, puree the white beans, garlic, lemon juice, and salt. Add water a couple of tablespoons at a time, until the dip is as thick or thin as you like (I used about 2 tbsp). Taste to check for seasoning, and adjust as necessary. Transfer the bean puree to a bowl, add 1 tbsp olive oil and mix with a spoon. Store in the fridge, and when you want to serve drizzle with sesame oil and garnish with sesame seeds.


Dip aux haricots blans et au sésame
Ingrédients: 
1 boîte de 425 g d'haricots blancs égouttés et rincés 
1 gousse d'ail 
2 càs de jus de citron 
1 càs d'huile d'olive 
sel 
eau (ou eau de cuisson) 
1 càs d'huile de sésame 
1 càs de graines de sésame, toastées

Mettez les haricots blancs, l'ail, le jus de citron et le sel dans le bol du mixeur et mixez le tout. Ajoutez de l'eau quelques cuillères à la fois, jusqu'à obtenir la consistence idéale (j'ai mis environ 2 c. à soupe). Réctifiez l'assaisonnement, si nécessaire. Transférez le dip dans un bol, ajoutez 1 c. à soupe d'huile d'olive et mélangez. Réservez au frais. Au moment de servir, arrosez le dip avec l'huile de sésame et parsemez de graines de sésame. 

30 comments:

  1. amazing pcis and great recipe!

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  2. I love beans, seeds and nuts! :-)

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  3. tu as posté une très belle photo et avec ça tu me tentes beaucoup!

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  4. Yum and double yum! Pass me some pita bread ...

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  5. What a lovely looking dip. Your pictures of it are stellar. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  6. tes dip sont tjrs très appétissants! grosse bise

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  7. Cela me rappelle le hoummous...sauf que les pois chiches sont remplacés par les haricots blancs : à essayer !

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  8. I love your pictures and the dip looks lovely!

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  9. Oohhhh! This looks so good with the oil and toasted sesame seeds on top. I love dishes you can whip up on short notice!

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  10. Lovely dip with the sprinkles of sesame seeds!

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  11. Mmmm, this has garlic and lemons--I already love it!

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  12. My, My..you are into a lot of dips and spread. Love this bean dip. This and some veggie sticks, I will be a happy girl!

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  13. This dip look so smooth and creamy! Would be delicious with some bread or crackers.

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  14. A terrific looking dip! I love the addition of sesame seeds on top!

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  15. I love the idea of using Canellini beans in a dip. Delicious!

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  16. A lovely dip, you're generous with the oil and this is just good party food...sharing encouraged!

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  17. Your food is always inviting.

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  18. Wow, what a great dip, I love white beans, therefore I am sure that will love this dip...great great photo :-)

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  19. Love it. What a great snack and so healthy too.

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  20. I love beans too! Especially white bean dip :)

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  21. White bean dip-how creative!!! I love it. What a great dipping alternative some of the other fatty stuff. I bet your white bean dip would be great as a spread in a sandwhich or panini too.

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  22. I love dips ... and this looks fabulous! Love the sesame seeds over top. Need bread, LOTS of bread!

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  23. What a gorgeous photo of the dip! I am going to try this because I always have sesame oil in the fridge, but never have tahini, so this is ideal. And I love cannellini beans. I love coming here--you always seem to have exactly what I'm looking for!

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  24. oh la la, qu'il est beau ce dip, blanc crémeux avec une huile bien jaune. Hmmm ca donne envie...

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  25. Yay, that looks really yummy. I love white beans too, chickpeas mostly! Nice pics... Cheers! Petra :)

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  26. This is a beautiful dip, and I do love beans! I've bookmarked this to make. Thank you. Lovely blog and pictures!

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  27. Tiens, il y a des recettes en français et anglais. Moi je pourrais faire juste celles en français :). En tous cas c est processionnant votre blog!!!!

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  28. Ben j ai pas dit processionnant, mais impressionnant :)))

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  29. Oups, pardon, j'avais pas aperçu que chacune des recettes a deux variants...

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  30. Wow this looks so creamy...nice change from chickpeas.

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