Monday, November 19, 2012

Last Minute App: White Bean & Artichoke Dip


I know it's only 3 days away, but if you still haven't finalized your turkey menu, here's a last minute easy appetizer.
I always have an arsenal of canned beans in the house for easy quick dips like this.

I loved this idea from Running With Tweezers, adding cornichons to the mix. I love sweet pickle in anything.


Make sure you have a big food processor, since the 2 cans of beans plus 1 can of artichokes makes a big batch.

White Bean & Artichoke Dip (adapted from Running With Tweezers):

1 14-ounce can artichoke hearts packed in water, drained
2 14 ounce cans cannellini beans, rinse and drained
1/2 cup cornichons (little French style sweet gherkin pickles)
2 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
1/4 cup parsley, loosely packed
2 tbsp. mayo
a big pinch of red pepper flakes
salt and pepper, to taste
chives or other fresh chopped herbs, to garnish


In a food processor, combine the artichoke hearts, beans, cornichons, garlic, red pepper flakes and parsley.

Pulse 10 or so times to chop up the ingredients. Add in the mayo and pulse until desire texture. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with chopped herbs if you want as a garnish.

This makes a lot, so get ready for leftover spread ideas. If you are only having a small crowd, then I would cut the recipe in half.

Second time around I added spicy grilled shrimp on top for a heartier appetizer.


Enjoy!

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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Stacey,

Of course, I'm still finalizing my Thanksgiving menu. This looks fantastic; I'm going to try it! Beth

Ciao Chow Linda said...

I love a good bean dip and your additions make it even more enticing, especially with the shrimp on top. Happy Thanksgiving lady.

SkinnyMommy said...

Looks great--and so easy too~!

Joanne said...

I love this pantry appetizer! Definitely the perfect party food!

Marie said...

Ha, I see! Well, I have a can o' beans and still some artichokes, so that's next. Looks very good :-)

Pachamama said...

This is tasty and a great substitute for other spreads/dips that are not as good for you. I added a green onion that was waiting around for a role. Thank you for posting this. Hope you had the best Thanksgiving.
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