White Bean Dip with Pine Nuts

I made this as an alternative to tomato sauce for a pizza topping, but I think it was even better the next day as a dip. The amount of ingredients I used only makes about a cup, so you may want to double or triple the amounts if making for a party.

Original recipe makes 1 cup


2 tablespoons pine nuts
2 teaspoons chopped fresh basil
1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano
1 cup cooked Great Northern beans
2 cloves garlic, cut in half
1 teaspoon lime juice
1 roma (plum) tomato, roughly chopped
sea salt to taste
black pepper to taste
1 tablespoon olive oil

  • PREP

    10 mins


    2 hrs 10 mins


  1. Place the pine nuts, basil, and oregano into a food processor. Cover, and pulse 2 or 3 times to finely grind the nuts. Add beans and garlic; process until smooth, about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Pour in the lime juice, tomato, salt and pepper, and pulse 2 to 3 times until mixture is smooth and spreadable. With the food processor running, drizzle the oil into the dip. If mixture becomes too thick, add a tablespoon of water at a time until the dip is the right consistency.
  2. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight to blend the flavors before serving.


Calories: 56 kcal
Carbohydrates: 5.7 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Fat: 2.9 g
Fiber: 1.8 g
Protein: 2.5 g
Sodium: 41 mg