Creamy Bean Dip with Roasted Tomatoes

As the weather is changing, my snack cravings have been at their all time high and as much as I’d love to grab a bag of Lays Barbeque Potato chips, it is not the healthiest form of snacking 😦

But I have been eyeing this gorgeous, creamy white bean dip with roasted tomatoes recipe from Sasha Marx on Serious Eats and I thought it was the perfect time to give it a try

I wasn’t surprised with how great it turned out, coz afterall it is a Serious Eats feature and those never disappoint

This dip is great because:

Pantry friendly

Almost no chopping

Protein rich

Too Delicious

Quick and Easy

To make this highly addictive creamy white bean dip, you’ll need:

1 can of white beans – drained and washed

4-5 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil

2 cloves of garlic minced

2 tbsp lime juice

Salt and pepper to taste

2 tbsp hot water

To make the Roasted Tomatoes you’ll need:

10-12 Cherry Tomatoes

1 tbsp olive oil

Salt and Pepper to taste

Fresh herbs – Parsley/Basil

Kalamata olives – pitted and sliced (I did not have olives so I replaced them with finely sliced jalapenos but I highly recommend you use olives if you have)

Instructions:

Preheat your oven to 425F/220C

Let’s start by roasting our tomatoes. In a baking tray lined with parchment paper, place your tomatoes and dress them with ½ tbsp olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast in the oven for 20-25 mins and once out let cool for atleast 10 mins

For the dip, in a small bowl add the minced garlic and lime juice. Let it rest for 10 mins so as to tone down the harshness of Garlic

In a food processor, add the lime juice and garlic liquid, add the beans, salt and pepper and grind for about a minute

Then add 2 tbsp hot water and continue grinding for 2 more mins. During these 2 mins, stream the olive oil into the dip and grind for another min till you see a smooth creamy consistency

Transfer to a bowl

For the tomato salad, mix the roasted tomatoes, fresh herbs, olive oil and the olives in a bowl

Top the bean dip with the tomato salad and serve with Toasties

This is going to be your favorite snack so make sure to stock your pantry with enough white beans

To see a quick video of this process check out the reels section on my Instagram page @the.kari.tales

Published by thekaritales

Self taught homecook, foodstylist, recipe developer, foodie, explorer and a media professional

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