Cilantro Avocado White Bean Dip

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This cilantro avocado white bean dip can be made in less than 10 minutes.  It’s pungent, lemony, and creamy.

Cilantro Avocado White Bean Dip-top view-dip is in a brown serving bow, garnished with roasted sesame seeds, chopped red pepper, and cilantro

What does summer mean to you?  

Time for vacations, freedom from school and work, gorgeous fresh fruits and vegetables growing in your garden, or outdoor activities with family and friends.  

That pretty much describes our summers. This summer, my 5-year-old son, Leo, decided to write down messages about what we are going to do everyday on a blackboard with chalk.  This has become our morning routine.

Some days, the blackboard is filled with activities.  Swimming pool, park, summer festivals, library visits, etc.   What will we do for meals and snacks? How about a simple, healthy, tasty, and versatile recipe for a busy and fun day like this?  

Cilantro Avocado White Bean Dip-closeup view-showing the texture of the dip

This cilantro avocado white bean dip can be made quickly with ingredients that you can easily find in grocery stores or a home garden.  Every summer, we plant lots of herbs and vegetables in our garden. So most of the ingredients are already at my fingertips.

Cilantro Avocado White Bean Dip-top view-ingredients-cooked navy beans, garlic, green chili, cilantro, lemon, avocado

I picked some cilantro and cayenne pepper from our garden.  If you don’t have a food processor you can mash the beans and ripe avocado with a potato masher and then add the minced garlic, cilantro leaves, and other ingredients.  I used a food processor to blend all ingredients together so it has a creamy texture. We’ve had this food processor, that I use regularly, for 12 years, and it’s a real work horse.

Cilantro Avocado White Bean Dip-top view-blended dip in a food processor

I said this cilantro avocado white bean dip is versatile because you can either use it as a dip or make a healthy sandwich with it.  I’m sure it tastes delicious either way.

Cilantro Avocado White Bean Dip-top/side view-in a brown serving bowl with corn chips dipping into the dip

Cilantro Avocado White Bean Dip
Prep Time
10 mins
 
This cilantro avocado white bean dip can be made in less than 10 minutes. It’s pungent, lemony, and creamy.
Keyword: Bean Dip, Dip, Gluten-free, Oil Free, Vegan Dip
Servings: 4
Author: Joyce Gan
Ingredients
  • cups cooked navy beans or other kind of white beans
  • tablespoons lemon juice freshly squeezed from a medium size lemon
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • teaspoon salt
  • ½ green cayenne pepper or adjust the amount to your taste
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • teaspoon black pepper
Garnish (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon minced sweet red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon roasted white sesame seeds
Instructions
  1. Blend all ingredients in a food processor until creamy.
  2. Garnish with minced red pepper and sesame seeds. Serve cold.
Recipe Notes

If you’d like to have a chunky texture, use a potato masher to mash avocado and navy beans. Mince cilantro leaves, cayenne pepper, and garlic. Mix the remaining ingredients together.

 

Cilantro Avocado White Bean Dip-top/side view-in a brown serving bowl with corn chips dipping into the dip-graphic

 

This cilantro avocado white bean dip can be made in less than 10 minutes.  It’s pungent, lemony, and creamy.(#Vegan #BeanDip #GlutenFreeDip #OilFree #HealthyDip #NavyBeanDip)

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