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.