White bean dip: Two ways!

I am basically incapable of purchasing pre-made goods that I know I can make. It’s actually a problem because I don’t end up making all the things that I can, and so I go without. An example of this is Trader Joe’s white bean hummus dip. I had been hearing about it for ages but refrained from purchasing it. I bought the white beans and assumed I had everything else I needed to make it. Wrong. Instead, I went with the flow and created my own delicious white bean dip that I can’t imagine TJ’s can beat. It goes really well on lentil chips or pita chips! Seeing as I made about 20 ounces of it, I had to start getting creative for uses for it. Thus, these two wraps were born.

White bean dip & smoked salmon wrap with spinach, onions and tomato

Too classy to eat in class.

White bean dip & turkey bacon wrap with spinach, onions and tomato

Yeah buddy, rollin like a big shot

Of course, each was sprinkled with sea salt and rolled in a whole wheat tortilla! These were perfect for taking to school (or work) with an apple and bag of nuts.

LD’s White Bean Hummus dip

Recipe: Makes.. a lot

3 cups cooked white beans (I actually soaked dried beans, drained, and cooked them myself)

4 garlic cloves

3 tbsp tahini

allspice

cumin

1 tbsp olive oil

garam masala

coriander

lots of soy sauce

balsamic vinegar

salt

pepper

dijon mustard

lemon pepper

1 tbsp honey

Im sorry for the lack of measurements! I just kept adding more until it tasted good.

Directions – Throw it all in the blender and blend away!

Eventually, though, I sucked it up and went to the store to buy the spices and sun-dried tomatoes to make the TJ’s dip. It is delicious! My version is a bit lower fat, higher protein than the original so the texture is thicker, but I loved it. I ate it with pita chips, in wraps, thinned out as a dressing, and made these cute little appetizers with it:

Lentil chip, bean dip, sour cream, smoked salmon, and sea salt!

Homemade TJ’s White Bean Hummus Dip

Recipe: Makes about 3 cups

3 cups white beans

4 garlic cloves

3 tbsp tahini

4 sun dried tomatoes

3 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp lemon juice

1/2 tsp paprika

1/2 tsp parsley

salt

fresh ground pepper

Directions – Throw it all in the blender and blend away!

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11 thoughts on “White bean dip: Two ways!

  1. happy late birthday! Did you get my post on FB? If not, here’ my love for ya now. 21!!! Woowhoo!
    And I love the homemade white bean hummus. I bet it taste better than TJ’s! am I right?
    😉

  2. Gaah I love your creative ways! When I’m back in the states, I’m def going to try some variation of that bacon wrap (with faux bacon, of course!)…it looks delicious!

    The fact that your white bean hummus has all those delicious spices in it (like the garam masala!) is reason enough to try it! Yuuuuum.

  3. I’m the same way! I have a really hard time buying pre-made hummus when I can make it so easily and much cheaper at home. This looks great. Billy just bought some smoked salmon yesterday – mmm.

  4. I feel the same way about restaurants. I like going out to eat, but I know I can almost always make the things on the menu for cheaper myself (and healthier!) The wraps look delish.

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