White Bean Pesto Dip

"This was in an ad in Bon Appetit, and looked tasty and simple."
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  • Process beans in a food processor until smooth.
  • Add pesto and lemon juice. Process to combine.
  • Check seasoning, add salt or pepper if needed.
  • Serve with pita chips, or raw vegetables.

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  1. mandabears
    This is easy and so delicious. Great with all crackers, chips and veggies. We love this recipe. Ingrid, you beat me in posting the recipe. Thanks.
  2. marcoandrita
    Good and easy dip using store bought basil pesto. Made 1/3 recipe adding a bit more lemon juice.
  3. evelynathens
    I'm always looking for healthy, economical recipes to fill up my boys with (2 teens - basically bottomless pits). I make a huge tub of hummus every couple of weeks that they eat in a variety of ways, and I'm so pleased to have discovered this recipe as it was quick to make and they really enjoyed it. Served with pita crisps for healthy after-school snacking. Thanks.
  4. Margie99
    I made this using some frozen spinach pesto that I had made some time ago. I was not sure how much was 7 ounces so I just used the baggie-ful. I like the texture and love that, depending on what I serve it with, it can be a healthy snack.
  5. Lalaloula
    This is a nice basic dip recipe with a creamy texture and yummy pesto taste. The beans go great with the basil, garlic and pine nuts from the pesto and all in all this is perfect for veggie dipping! It would also make a wonderful cream sauce substitute in a pasta dish, I think.<br/>For my liking it could have a bit more seasoning, like e.g. garlic or chili.<br/>THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing your tasty recipe with us, Ingrid H! Ill make it again.<br/>Made and reviewed for 1-2-3-Hit Wonders August 2010.


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