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3-Way Dip with Crudities

3-Way Dip with Crudités

3-Way Dip with Crudites uses easy spice combos to transform this versatile white bean base into three delicious dips. Extra virgin olive oil supplies antioxidants and rich flavor.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Additional Time 2 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 40 mins
Course Appetizers
Cuisine American
Servings 2 cups


  • For the Bean Base
  • 1 pound dried white kidney cannellini beans
  • Water
  • Salt
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • For the Sun-Dried Tomato Dip
  • 2 ounces sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, drained and coarsely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • For the Indian Spice Dip
  • 1 - 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • ½ teaspoon Tumeric
  • For the Fiery Bean Dip
  • Smoked paprika or chipotle chili powder to taste
  • Crudites
  • Serve with an assortment of fresh vegetables separated or cut into bite-sized pieces such as:
  • Broccoli
  • Red yellow, orange or green bell peppers, or a colorful combination
  • Carrots
  • Jicama or radishes
  • Cauliflower
  • Grape or cherry tomatoes
  • Celery
  • Cucumber


  • Make the Base Dip:Soak the beans overnight in enough water to cover by 3 inches. Drain and place in a large saucepan. Cover with water by 2 inches and bring to a boil over high heat. Lower heat to a simmer, cover, and cook until beans are tender (1 - 1 ½ hours, adding a generous teaspoon of salt during the last half hour of cooking). Drain and allow to cool. (Can be prepared 1 - 2 days ahead; store covered in the refrigerator.) Place cooled beans in the work bowl of a food processor along with garlic. Process using on/off pulses until well incorporated. Turn on processor and slowly drizzle oil through the tube until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Divide the mixture into 3 serving bowls.
  • Sun-Dried Tomato Dip:Combine sun-dried tomatoes and one portion of the bean dip into the work bowl of a food processor. Process, using on/off pulses until sun-dried tomatoes are well incorporated. Add rosemary and parsley. Mix well.
  • Indian Spice Dip: Stir curry powder and turmeric into one portion of the base bean dip.
  • Fiery Bean Dip: Sprinkle smoked paprika or chipotle chili powder over the top of one bowl of base bean dip.
  • To Serve: Place the dips in the center of a serving platter and surround it with a wide variety of vegetables.
Keyword bean dip, fresh beans dip, homemade bean dip
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