I’ve mentioned before that there are several wacky bean companies I order from online. Here is a recipe that utilizes Native Seeds SEARCH’s runner cannellini beans; large, white beans that are reminiscent of dried limas but about twice as big. If you don’t have these on hand, large limas or another white bean will work just fine.

Balsamic White Bean Dip

White Bean Dip

  • 2 c. cooked white beans
  • 1/4 c. olive oil
  • 2 T lemon
  • 2 T balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 t. garlic powder or 1/2 a small garlic clove, minced
  • salt & pepper to taste

Combine the above ingredients in a food processor and mix until smooth. Alternatively, for a chunkier dip, you can mash the beans with a fork or potato masher in a bowl, then add the remaining ingredients and mix until combined. Serve with a rustic gluten-free bread, some fresh vegetables, cheese, and homemade olives for a fabulous lunch.