Pesto White Bean Dip

January 19, 2011

Author Notes: This recipe is really easy to throw together since it relies on pantry staples (aka stuff that fits into a college student's budget). The balsamic vinegar adds a little sweetness without being too overbearing. It's good with pita chips or crudite and also makes a tasty sandwich spread.StephanieSays

Makes: 1.5 cups


  • 15.5 ounces can of white beans (Cannellini or Northern are good)
  • 3 tablespoons pesto sauce (homemade if you have it)
  • 3 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice (or to taste)
In This Recipe


  1. Drain the beans and rinse them off.
  2. Pour them into a blender or food processor and mix them until smooth.
  3. Add in the rest of the ingredients and again mix until well combined.
  4. Add a little water, a few tablespoons at a time, if the dip is too thick.

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