Creamy and satisfying, this butterbean spread is a perfect dip for the season bursting with fresh, aromatic flavors.
"Simplicity boils down to two steps: Identify the essential. Eliminate the rest." -Leo Babauta
Today's recipe was an unexpected delight. I was making a appetizer board for dinner and the intention was to have a lot of small, simple things to pick on and enjoy alongside homemade flatbreads. This consisted of various cheeses, Renaissance oil, roasted peppers, and a dip of some sort.
Aside from keeping the meal simple and low-key considering it had been one of the warmest nights of the season thus far, I also wanted to use ingredients I had on hand.
This butterbean dip proved that not everything has to be complicated to be delicious or include special mystery ingredients to impress the crowd. Today, I'm utilizing pantry staples and evergreen herbs to season. It's a delicious spread for flatbreads or toast (think crostini or toasted ciabatta rolls for a sandwich in place of mayo), it's also great for a veggie dip and even alongside certain meats like pork or chicken. It keeps the meal feeling light yet satisfying with its creamy texture.
More Dips to Love this Seaon
Parsley Gremolata - Featuring just four basic ingredients, in addition to salt and pepper, this gremolata is bight, fresh, blissfully aromatic, and crisp on the palate. It pairs great with everything from homemade pizza to steak, pork, and fried chicken.
Strawberry & Honey Mustard Dip - This dip is sweet and spicy, and just a tad smoky, making it a great companion for snack foods like pretzels and chips, as well as for grilled favorites like chicken and pork chops.
Cilantro & Cannellini Bean Dip - This simple bean dip is equally at home as the centerpiece for dinner party appetizers as it is relaxing on the couch with a bag of tortilla chips. The best, it takes less than five minutes to make (I’m serious) and uses less than ten ingredients.
Butterbean & Garlic Spread
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
- 15 1/2 oz. can of butterbeans
- 1 cup of fresh Italian parsley - loosely fit - then stems removed and chopped
- 6 - 8 garlic cloves
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. black pepper
- Juice of half a lemon
- 3 - 4 tbs. olive oil
- Place all of the ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth.
- Place in a serving dish and drizzle with little more olive oil and serve with fresh ground black pepper.
Keywords: appetizers, dips, bean spreads, vegetarian
I've never had anything like this before. I can't wait to try it. It looks delicious.
Mmmm this is making my mouth water! I have a recipe for green peas pesto and it is fabulous, so I am sure this one would be as delightful as that one. Thanks for sharing I will be doing this very soon!
MELANIE EDJOURIAN says
I've had one made by someone else and it was yummy. I'd love to make my own. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe x
Mosaic Tiles says
Butterbean dip! I never tried this before...I love dips with pitas and would love to try new flavors, I can't wait to make this.
Wren LaPorte says
This looks yummy! Might have to have my boyfriend make it for me!
Oh my gosh this dip/spread looks lush. I love garlic and butterbeans so will be trying this out xx
Ivan M. Jose says
I love the sound of butterbean and garlic! It's a nice dip to go with a light breakfast.
Yeah Lifestyle says
This looks so refreshing and delicious, I can't wait to make this butterbean dip myself and let my family taste it
Everything Enchanting says
I am loving it! Gosh, what an easy and delicious recipe 😍 I'll have to make this dip asap, yum yum ❤️
geometry dash says
ell done with this article! I really like the way you present it and the way you make it interesting. Please make more posts like this I will continue to support you
Jenjen Balatico says
I love garlic spread! I could eat anything with it!
Jupiter Hadley says
I have never thought of using butter beans like this! What an interesting dip!
Thanks for sharing the recipe. That sounds like a perfect spread and healthy too.
DAVID J MYERS says
Catherine, We love butterbeans and we love garlic! Plus we really enjoy dips and spreads like this one. Thanks for the recipe! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave
I am a vegetarian over 40 years and I cannot wait to make this!!!!