Kalamata White Bean Dip

This Kalamata olive-flavored white bean dip is the recipe you didn’t know you needed. Sure, it’s not the most appetizing-looking appetizer out there, but it is delicious…

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Kalamata white bean dip

This Kalamata olive-flavored white bean dip is the recipe you didn’t know you needed. Sure, it’s not the most appetizing-looking appetizer out there, but it is delicious and very easy to make. It’s a nice alternative to hummus and a lovely way to savor Kalamata olive flavor without feeling overwhelmed by the saltiness.

This recipe was inspired by an appetizer we ordered at Lidia’s, a local Kansas City restaurant owned by renowned chef Lidia Bastianich. Some white bean dips are downright unappetizing—they can be gloppy, too salty, or flavorless—but not this one. The Kalamata olives lend richness in texture and flavor.

Kalamata white bean dip ingredients

To make this recipe, you’ll need just a few basic ingredients—white beans (I used Cannellini, but Great Northern would also work), pitted Kalamata olives (and a splash of brine), olive oil, salt and pepper, and an optional sprinkle of fresh basil. You’ll find serving suggestions and the full recipe below.

This white bean dip is a great impromptu recipe to whip together when guests are on their way. I’m kicking myself for not remembering this dip recipe last week when I hosted book club. I’m always scrambling before guests arrive, so I like to have a repertoire of easy recipes to pull together in no time. This one is a winner! I hope you’ll bookmark it to make soon.

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White Bean Cucumber Salad

My classic cucumber salad is one of my favorite simple summer salads, but when I am wanting a cucumber salad that is a little more satisfying I love making this White Bean Cucumber Salad. The salad only takes about 10 minutes to make. Combine white bea…

My classic cucumber salad is one of my favorite simple summer salads, but when I am wanting a cucumber salad that is a little more satisfying I love making this White Bean Cucumber Salad. The salad only takes about 10 minutes to make. Combine white beans, cucumbers, radishes, red onion, and fresh dill in large…

White Bean Eggplant Caponata (1 Pan!)

Have you tried caponata? If not, let us introduce you! It’s a delicious Sicilian eggplant dish with sweet and savory flavor, and we ADORE it! While commonly served as an appetizer or side, it’s worthy of being a main when a little protein and fiber are…

White Bean Eggplant Caponata (1 Pan!)

Have you tried caponata? If not, let us introduce you! It’s a delicious Sicilian eggplant dish with sweet and savory flavor, and we ADORE it! While commonly served as an appetizer or side, it’s worthy of being a main when a little protein and fiber are added in. Introducing: white bean eggplant caponata! 

Made in 1 pan with just 10 ingredients, this is an effortless, plant-based entrée that pairs well with pasta, polenta, bread, or even mashed potatoes.

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Kale Avocado Salad (with Lemon Dijon Dressing!)

This Kale Avocado Salad is packed with nutritious flavor from fresh kale, creamy avocado, and protein-packed white beans. All topped with a homemade Lemon-Dijon dressing! The weather is warming up down here in Florida, and it has me searching for dinne…

This Kale Avocado Salad is packed with nutritious flavor from fresh kale, creamy avocado, and protein-packed white beans. All topped with a homemade Lemon-Dijon dressing! The weather is warming up down here in Florida, and it has me searching for dinner ideas that are lighter and more refreshing than my winter staples. And salads sure...

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Creamy White Beans with Spinach

Whenever I need a super simple meal, I turn to this Creamy White Bean and Spinach recipe. It only takes 20 minutes to make from start to finish and the flavors are incredible! This white bean skillet is made with basic ingredients that I always have in…

Whenever I need a super simple meal, I turn to this Creamy White Bean and Spinach recipe. It only takes 20 minutes to make from start to finish and the flavors are incredible! This white bean skillet is made with basic ingredients that I always have in my kitchen, making it a dinner (or lunch)…

Vegan White Bean Pot Pie Soup

Pot pie without a finicky crust or long bake time? Meet this EASY vegan soup that’s super cozy and delicious! It’s got all the flavor of your favorite pot pie but none of the hassle.
Think flaky, buttery, optionally gluten-free biscuits over a creamy, …

Vegan White Bean Pot Pie Soup

Pot pie without a finicky crust or long bake time? Meet this EASY vegan soup that’s super cozy and delicious! It’s got all the flavor of your favorite pot pie but none of the hassle.

Think flaky, buttery, optionally gluten-free biscuits over a creamy, comforting soup packed with white beans and veggies. What’s not to love? Let’s make soup!

This cozy, comforting soup begins with a base made by sautéing onion and garlic, thickening with flour (gluten-free or all-purpose), seasoning with salt and pepper, and finally, vegetable broth.

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Easy Three Bean Salad

Introducing our GO-TO side for summer gatherings (and beyond!): three bean salad! It travels well, keeps well, and comes together fast with simple, affordable pantry staples. 
Plus, it’s packed with fiber, crunchy veggies, and a flavorful, herby v…

Easy Three Bean Salad

Introducing our GO-TO side for summer gatherings (and beyond!): three bean salad! It travels well, keeps well, and comes together fast with simple, affordable pantry staples

Plus, it’s packed with fiber, crunchy veggies, and a flavorful, herby vinaigrette that makes you want more! Who knew beans could be so irresistible!? Just 10 minutes and 1 bowl required to make this bean-filled beauty. Let us show you how!

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Lemony White Bean Quinoa Salad

Next time you’re looking for a simple, nourishing side, try this white bean quinoa salad! It’s bright, herby, lemony, and SO versatile. We especially love it with portobello “steaks” or baked fish, or really any main dish wi…

Lemony White Bean Quinoa Salad

Next time you’re looking for a simple, nourishing side, try this white bean quinoa salad! It’s bright, herby, lemony, and SO versatile. We especially love it with portobello “steaks” or baked fish, or really any main dish with parsley and lemon!

Just 1 bowl and 30 minutes required for this protein- and fiber-packed salad. Let us show you how it’s done!

It begins with cooking quinoa until FLUFFY (or using leftover if you have it around).

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Creamy Vegan White Bean Queso

What can’t you turn into queso!? We’ve made cashews and eggplant into “cheesy” queso-like dips, so why not try a protein- and fiber-packed twist with white beans? Spoiler alert: Success! Friends, meet our new favorite creamy dip: white bean queso!
It’s…

Creamy Vegan White Bean Queso

What can’t you turn into queso!? We’ve made cashews and eggplant into “cheesy” queso-like dips, so why not try a protein- and fiber-packed twist with white beans? Spoiler alert: Success! Friends, meet our new favorite creamy dip: white bean queso!

It’s vegan, gluten-free, SO satisfying + snack-able, and easy to make, too! Just 9 ingredients and 30 minutes required. Grab your favorite chips and let’s do this!

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Vegan White Bean Chile Relleno (Baked!)

One bite into the chile relleno at Nick’s in San Clemente and we wanted to move in next door. We’d had dozens of fried chile rellenos before, but this baked version stole our hearts. A plant-based version of this show-stopping dish had to make it on th…

Vegan White Bean Chile Relleno (Baked!)

One bite into the chile relleno at Nick’s in San Clemente and we wanted to move in next door. We’d had dozens of fried chile rellenos before, but this baked version stole our hearts. A plant-based version of this show-stopping dish had to make it on the blog!

Equally satisfying, our inspired, 10-ingredient version is HERE (cue cartwheels): a creamy white bean vegetable filling nestled into smoky poblano peppers smothered in red enchilada sauce and a garlicky cashew cream.

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