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Avocado and White Bean Dip

by Emma on January 16, 2012

in Side Dishes,Snacks,Vegan

Avocados and beans go together, right? I mean, I don’t know about you but a lot of restaurants with guacamole on the menu tend to serve up bean entrees. Surely I’m not the only one who’s noticed. So all I’m saying is, although this may seem like a very odd couple pairing, really makes a lot of sense. It’s like those friends you have who have always known each other but were just friends for, like, ever and then they ended up falling in love and even though no one really saw that coming it still made sense once it happened.

Huh? You don’t have any couple friends like that?

Yeah. Me neither, I guess. Maybe I saw it in a movie. It sounds totally cute though, huh? And pretty plausible.

This dip is like that. Meant to be, even though you didn’t see it coming.

It’s almost like an avocado humus… sort of. This is probably my new favorite way to eat avocados, and that’s saying something because I am a HUGE guacamole fan.

Huge. Did you see those capital letters. Emphasis.

You should try this dip out, feed it to your friends to. See what ya’ll think.

Avocado and White Bean Dip, makes 4-5 cups. Recipe loosely adapted from Everyday Food.

Needed: 2 cans cannellini beans, 4 avocados, 3 tablespoons minced garlic, 3 tablespoons olive oil, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/4 cup cilantro leaves (plus more for garnishing purposes) and 1 lime.

Drain and rinse the beans. In a food processor combine: beans, avocados (this is probably obvious but, leave out the skins and seed), garlic, oil, 1/4 cup cilantro leaves and juice from 1/2 lime. Puree until smooth and dip-like. Garnish with a few more cilantro leaves and squeeze on the rest of the lime juice. If you find it’s too dry add a little more olive oil.

xo. Emma


rae - say it ain't so January 16, 2012 at 3:15 am

oh my lord that looks and sounds incredible. i’m a huge white bean fan. i’m making this tomorrow!

allie o'bannon January 16, 2012 at 3:42 am

oh god. that looks amazing. i love avocado ANYTHING.

also, i just wanted you to know that we’ve recently begun the transition into eating more vegetarian meals at my house & we’re going through your recipes like crazy. we made your vegetarian pot stickers & i took leftovers into work where i managed to eat maybe three before everyone wanted to try one.

huge hit.

Mama Smith January 16, 2012 at 5:06 am

This is definately something I will love! I’ll probably skip the cilantro since it’s expensive this time of year but it does make your photos look lovely.

Rae Veda January 16, 2012 at 5:35 am

I absolutely love anything avocado so I’m sure this will be super tasty! I can’t wait to try it. Have a great week! xo, rv

Sam January 16, 2012 at 5:42 am

I can’t wait to try this! It looks and sounds so yummy:) I love avocados!

Kristen January 16, 2012 at 6:14 am

I love them together, they make a beautiful couple.

grace January 16, 2012 at 7:34 am

I am SO trying this!


sian January 16, 2012 at 8:47 am

that looks so good! we love avocados in our house – but usually have them with lime, vegan mayo, sweet chilli, and olive oil….am defo going to try this.

As Leo January 16, 2012 at 9:41 am

This is great and looks yummhealty! Love your veggie recipes.

call me debbie January 16, 2012 at 10:22 am

Oh sweet god, it’s looks so tasty! Stupid exam period it’s your fault i have no quality time to spent in my kitchen!

(Pls check my new blog guys: )

Emily Keen January 16, 2012 at 1:26 pm

This might turn into my favorite dinner!!! Love avocado and love beans :) Seems perfect to me!!!

Amanda Nicole January 16, 2012 at 4:00 pm

My goodness, that sounds delish. Unusual pairing, agreed- but seems like a match made in heaven. Giving it a try tonight!

The life after January 16, 2012 at 4:01 pm

I am a super guacamole fan too. It is nice this combo with white beans instead of black.

The Life After

Jacqueline January 16, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Uh…yum? I’m always looking for new ways to use avocados
xo Jac

Violets and Cardamom January 16, 2012 at 4:38 pm

What a great idea! And so healthy. Looking forward to trying this!

Andrea Lynne Rose January 16, 2012 at 6:04 pm

This looks terribly yummy! I need to make so many things off your blog! Maybe having a party would be a good way to make all at once!

Jenny January 16, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Oh WOW. I’m intrigued. It looks super delicious, but I am SUCH. A. GUACAMOLE. fan, so it would feel like cheating. I think I’ll pluck up the courage and make this anyways. Cause I also love hummus. Mmmmmmmm

LARY January 16, 2012 at 6:44 pm

Emma this looks incredible! I just “pinned it”. I have to make it soon :)

Liana January 16, 2012 at 7:56 pm

I knew my husband for six years before we started dating so, yeah. I totally get the, “oh, I should have done this a long time ago” recipe combo. Also, you know, relationships.

Your food photos always make me hungry!

Victoria January 16, 2012 at 10:23 pm

This really does look like it’s meant to be! Will definitely have to try it out sometime soon!

p.s. I made some cupcakes with your frosting recipes from the cupcake mixology post : ) You can check them out here if you want! My Cupcakes


Mel January 16, 2012 at 11:56 pm

Yummy!! And I too am in one of THOSE couples. 9 years before we got together.

Mariana January 17, 2012 at 3:06 am

OMG this looks so delicious, you are genius!

Sarah January 17, 2012 at 6:59 am

I make avocado dip at least once a week and the thought of adding white beans has never crossed my mind, until now! I imagine the white beans add another dimension of creaminess. Super excited to try this out!

hannah alehandra January 17, 2012 at 12:04 pm

That dip looks so delicious! And perfect for a vegetarian like me.

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Kat January 17, 2012 at 9:24 pm

Oooh, yum! I’ll definitely give this a go. It also reminds me of babaganoush (which I looooove).

Alison :) January 18, 2012 at 2:19 am

How do I change the size of my type, so Y U M will fill this entire box!?

Thanks for sharing!!

Alison :)

teddi January 18, 2012 at 3:55 am

i am in. yes, i’ve always thought they go together. hello nachos!

Jennifer January 18, 2012 at 6:18 am

omg. looks like the most delectable dip on the web. Will try it soon!


kristi January 18, 2012 at 11:58 pm

oh my gosh! this sounds amazing! i’m avocado obsessed so I can’t wait to try this! eek! :)

Carlene January 20, 2012 at 8:58 pm

Aaah! I love avocados, so this is a must try!! <3

Shira January 29, 2012 at 5:01 pm

Awesome! I was thinking of trying a white bean dip today – this looks like it would be delicious! Have you tried to keep it in the fridge yet? Does the avocado do okay? That would be my my question as avocado doesn’t keep very long. Either way I am totally salivating right now! Thanks!