Friday, December 30, 2011

Weekend Cooking: New Year's Dip Quartet

One day early for Weekend Cooking but my great blogging friends Chinoiseries, Graasland and JannyAn are joining me in a blog special about dips. Because what is New Year's without a good dip? Of course you can run to the store to buy a quick dip, but making your own is much tastier, healthier and really easy! It is done in less than 5 minutes! If you have a large enough kitchen machine, that is ;) I had to make mine in two batches because the kitchen machine turned out to be too small ;) But it can easily made in advance :)

Bean Pate (Makes about 2 small jars)
- 425 gr canned white beans
- 130 gr cream cheese (if vegan use Tofutti Cream Cheese)
- 1 clove of garlic,
- 1 spring onion
- 3 tbsp pesto (I had red pesto in this case)

Add  the garlic and the spring onion to the kitchen machine and chop them finely. Rinse the white beans and drain them. Add them to the kitchen machine together with the pesto and cream cheese and purée everything together. If you have a small kitchen machine like me, then you can just do it in batches and stir them together later in a bowl so all ingredients are evenly mixed.

Great as a spread on Turkish bread, Bagels or to dip vegetables in! 

Also visit:
Gnoe at Graasland who made a carrot spread.
Chinoiseries at Always Cooking Up Something who made a roasted cauliflower dip.
JannyAn at JannyAn's Blog who made a blue cheese dip with eggs and walnut. (in Dutch)
This post is part of Weekend Cooking. Make sure you check out what everyone has been up to food wise :) It is great fun!


  1. Let's see... I've got white beans in the pantry, tofutti cream chees in the fridge, an open jar of vegan (TerraSana) pesto, spring onions in the veggie drawer.. Going for that vegan version tomorrow night! :)

    Thanks for sharing the recipe. And let's do this again!

  2. Another great dip - you guys all have very tempting recipes! I don't know which to make first...

  3. very tasteful as well,all I need is the creamcheese. Going to the market later today, so....

  4. Another winner. This is so fast and easy. I have a party to go to tomorrow and I may make this. I love your joint post and you can bet I'll be making all four dips / spreads many times. All are easy and healthful.

  5. Another delicious dip. You all picked such winners. The bean dip looks so good!