White Bean Dip with Parsley Oil
To give this creamy bean dip its fresh herbal flavor, Jim German, owner of the Jimgermanbar in Waitsburg, Washington, drizzles it with olive oil blended with lovage leaves. Since lovage isn't always easy to find, a combination of parsley and celery leaves can mimic its flavor.
Black Bean Dip with Cilantro
Fresh cilantro brightens up canned black beans in this simple dip.
Warm Kale and White Bean Dip
To put a healthy spin on the classic spinach dip, try using kale instead of spinach and pureed cannellini beans in place of the bechamel sauce. This recipe is completely gluten free and can be prepared in advance for a quick and healthy appetizer.
Creamy Black Bean Dip
For a healthier alternative to sour cream, try mixing in nonfat Greek yogurt.
Spicy Black Bean Dip with Cotija Cheese
If you can't find cotija cheese, try its slightly softer sister cheese, queso fresco.
Grilled Antipasto with Garlicky Bean Dip
When Marcia Kiesel grills vegetables, she likes to add unexpected accompaniments, like grilled marinated mini mozzarella balls (called bocconcini) wrapped in anchovy fillets, and garlicky white bean dip. Served with grilled country bread, this antipasto becomes a light main course. The bocconcini should be eaten hot off the grill, while still soft enough to spread on the bread. To prevent sticking, lightly oil the grate before grilling the bocconcini.