Olive Bean Dip

Recipe and photo by A Legume a Day.

Olive Bean Dip - COPYRIGHT. Recipe and photo by A Legume a Day (https://alegumeaday.com/).

Olive Bean Dip

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups (= 1 15-oz. can) cooked beans (this is a flexible recipe, feel free to use your favorite type of bean)
  • ~1/4 cup olives and their juices – jarred olives preferred over canned
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon, or to taste
  • 1-2 cloves garlic

Directions

  1. Drain and rinse beans.
  2. Place all the ingredients in a food processor or high-powered blender. The liquid from the lemon and olives will help the mixture blend. Blend until desired consistency is reached, scraping down the sides of the food processor/blender as needed.
  3. Taste for seasoning and adjust as necessary.
  4. Serve with fresh vegetables and crackers. Enjoy!

Tips

  • Olives jarred in brine can be more flavorful than canned olives and work better in this recipe. You could also use olives from an olive bar, if desired.
  • Top with freshly chopped herbs for extra color and flavor.