sweet white bean dip

by Kristina Sloggett

in appetizers, Dessert, Gluten Free, product review, snacks, Vegan, Vegan MoFo

I needed an appetizer idea to bring to an event the other day, and was planning on making my date dip paired with all the apples of the season.

Then I saw Maryea’s sweet white bean dip.

oh, Mama.

Snacky McSnackerton, indeed. This is one tasty dip!

Maryea says she prefers it cold, and that is how I served it. Protein packed and naturally sweetened, this creamy dip is very easy and quick to make.

I paired it with some sliced apples, dried apricots and trail mix – perfect snack and I had empty plates to bring home!

Enjoy Life recently sent me their newest products, nut free trail mixes in fantastic flavors – they were very well liked by everyone, and were a perfect addition to this healthy dip and fruit.

Beach Bash is sunflower and pumpkin seeds, dried pineapple, apricots and cranberries. Bright and sweetly tart, I loved it. Mountain Mambo includes sunflower and pumpkin seeds, fruit and chocolate chips, and it may be my favorite. Both are gluten free and vegan (dairy, egg and casein free), nut and tree-nut free, soy free.

You all know by now that I am a fan of beans, and I like to use them in what some say unconventional ways.

Have you tried a bean recipe before, and what did you think?


{ 45 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Eden October 19, 2011 at 7:16 am

I’m a fan of farting.
So yes, I’m a fan of beans.


2 spabettie October 20, 2011 at 9:22 am

😉 pfffft !


3 Heather (Where's the Beach) October 19, 2011 at 7:21 am

Oh awesome. Love the looks and simplicity of that recipe. What a great snack tray for a party too.


4 Curt October 19, 2011 at 7:21 am

I love bean dip and everything that goes with it!


5 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen October 19, 2011 at 7:23 am

Although it’s a bit more conventional, I made a rosemary, pumpkin, chickpea dip (hummus kinda) that was outstanding last week. I love using beans in things they aren’t supposed to be in mostly just to tell people after the first bite that they’re in there and see their reaction. 😉


6 spabettie October 20, 2011 at 9:20 am

I just had to come visit and look for that (I’m on a fun rosemary trend right now!). that looks perfect!

and I do this too – beans are so versatile, I add them to a lot of unconventional things. sometimes I’ll tell people. 😉


7 Molly@hungryhungryrunner.com October 19, 2011 at 7:29 am

I love sweet dips! Don’t get me wrong, I love *ALL* dips – I’m an equal opportunity dip lover – but finding a great sweet one is always exciting! I’m a fan of beans, though I don’t usually think to incorporate into something sweet like this. But I can always use some extra protein! :)


8 spabettie October 20, 2011 at 9:04 am

I’m an equal opportunity dip lover too. you will have to try this one, Molly!


9 Pure2raw twins October 19, 2011 at 7:46 am

not much of a fan of bean dips to be honest, I know the horror,haha, but do love using garbanzo beans to baking


10 spabettie October 20, 2011 at 9:04 am

*gasp* WHAT?! 😉 just kidding, girls. I don’t like… brussels sprouts!! I am seeing those everywhere lately!


11 Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit October 19, 2011 at 7:52 am

I love your date dip. I’ve made it a couple of times and even Kevin was a big fan, too! Anything with beans is a friend of mine.


12 spabettie October 20, 2011 at 9:02 am

oh, good – glad you like it! :)


13 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) October 19, 2011 at 8:16 am

I just made a pound of white beans last night! Its like I knew 😀 That sounds fabulous!! Beans are so versatile, love ’em!


14 spabettie October 20, 2011 at 9:01 am

see!? you knew something was coming your way – I hope you try this, it was SO good! I love that about beans too, VERY versatile!


15 STUFT Mama October 19, 2011 at 8:18 am

“snacky Mcsnackerton”- best line EVER! :)
This dip looks oh so delicious. I need to put it on my list right under your Spicy Peanut soup! Eeekk… everytime I come to your blog my list gets longer. You’re magnificent!


16 spabettie October 20, 2011 at 9:01 am

aw, thank you! :) I hope you try some of them, especially the spicy peanut soup! its a good one. I’m going to be posting the new recipe for the cashew version soon, if you want to wait for that one! 😉


17 Anna @ On Anna's Plate October 19, 2011 at 8:46 am

I’m a BIG fan of beans :-) Never would think of using them in a sweet dip though– yum!


18 spabettie October 20, 2011 at 8:59 am

I use beans in cookies and brownies, but this is my first time trying a dip also – it will NOT be my last, this is very good!


19 Ameena October 19, 2011 at 8:48 am

I’m sure I’ve had a bean dip before but nothing that stands out. This looks fabulous! And I’m off to check out your date dip. That sounds intriguing!


20 spabettie October 20, 2011 at 8:59 am

hi Ameena! the date dip is so easy and VERY flavorful. I hope you try it!


21 Dawn October 19, 2011 at 8:59 am

Another lovely post. It all looks so delicious.


22 spabettie October 20, 2011 at 8:58 am

thank you, Dawn! :)


23 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) October 19, 2011 at 9:28 am

I’m a HUGE fan of beans! I would eat them everyday! This sounds amazing! I love desserts made with beans! Delicious and nutritious!


24 spabettie October 20, 2011 at 8:58 am

I love beany desserts too – the bean is SO versatile, I LOVE it! 😀


25 Lisa October 19, 2011 at 10:44 am

This sounds really interesting! I once tried the dessert hummus, but that’s as close as I’ve come to anything “beany” that is creative!


26 spabettie October 20, 2011 at 8:57 am

yes, the sweet is awesome, probably very close to a dessert hummus (I’ve not tried those yet – now I may have to!).


27 Nichole October 19, 2011 at 11:18 am

Amazing photography! I could be a bean, I’m telling you.

I like good old fashion blackeyed pea dip. Or black bean dip. too many choices.


28 spabettie October 20, 2011 at 8:56 am

ha, me too, I eat enough of them. you can’t really pick one, they’re really all good!


29 Lindsay @ Lindsay's List October 19, 2011 at 11:41 am

i’m a white bean dip virgin…that might have to change.


30 spabettie October 20, 2011 at 8:56 am

YES. this could bring you over to the bean side. the GOOD side. 😀


31 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga October 19, 2011 at 1:08 pm

I saw that recipe on Maryea’s site and was intrigued!

Bean recipes..not for me, not yet. I still just haven’t taken the plunge. So many desserts I have bookmarked, first :)

But this dip has me so curious…b/c it’s sweet. ha!


32 spabettie October 20, 2011 at 8:55 am

haa – yes, Averie and her desserts! 😉 but this KINDA qualifies! 😉


33 Roz@weightingfor50 October 19, 2011 at 2:11 pm

I really like beans, my husband, not so much. I bet he’d like this though. Thanks for sharing. And as always, stellar photos!!!!!!! Have a good WEd.


34 spabettie October 20, 2011 at 8:54 am

more for you, Roz!! 😀


35 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com October 19, 2011 at 5:20 pm

Sweet bean dip?!? Off to check out the recipe! So intrigued 😀


36 spabettie October 20, 2011 at 8:50 am

it’s really very good, Kiran!


37 Dorry October 19, 2011 at 6:13 pm

I love beans! And I tried that Enjoy Life trail mix, too – so tasty!


38 spabettie October 20, 2011 at 8:50 am

I liked the trail mix more than I thought I would – it’s really good!


39 Christin@purplebirdblog October 19, 2011 at 8:07 pm

Um, yes please!!! Sounds fantastic! :)


40 spabettie October 20, 2011 at 8:49 am

hi friend!! :) I know, you would LOVE this, Christin!!


41 hihorosie October 19, 2011 at 9:11 pm

ooh, looks great! Refreshing and light too, even for beans! I love beans so yeah, I dig it. :)


42 spabettie October 20, 2011 at 8:49 am

you should try this one, it’s really good!


43 Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} October 20, 2011 at 8:02 pm

Not sure how I missed this post, but I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe. :-)


44 spabettie October 21, 2011 at 5:01 pm

LOVED this! everyone did! 😀


45 Kelly October 31, 2011 at 12:18 am

nice recipe, thanks for sharing.


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