Roasted Cauliflower-White Bean Dip

by Lauren

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Cauliflower is not my favorite vegetable and I’m willing to bet it’s not high up on your healthy foods list either.
It’s sort of an albino broccoli imposter if you ask me.

I wouldn’t be caught conscientiously picking it up off the veggie tray to dip in some kefir ranch dressing. I’d definitely opt for the pea pods, tomatoes or carrots first.

It goes without saying though, that this Roasted Cauliflower-White Bean dip is an exception to my taste preferences.

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Roasted cauliflower with garlic and lemon is a whole other vegetable than that crunchy wannabe broccoli found on the veggie tray.

After it came out of the oven I was tempted to eat it all up like the little bunny rabbit I am.

But alas, this dip would have sorely disappointed without it’s inclusion.

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You all know we like to zest things up a bit so lemon zest and juice was happily added in.

Fiber filled white beans gave it a creamy, hummus-like texture.

And garlic…it’s a given in most dips.

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Easy right? Like, 5 ingredients or something?

No excuses. Make this tasty dip and have it as a snack with crackers, celery, or pita all week long!

 

Roasted Cauliflower-White Bean Dip

Ingredients

1 medium head cauliflower, cut in 1 1/2 inch pieces

5 garlic cloves

3 tablespoons olive oil

1 can (14.5) cannellini beans, drained and rinsed

1 teaspoon lemon zest

2 tablespoons lemon juice

Salt and ground black pepper

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. On a baking sheet, toss cauliflower with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and garlic cloves. Season with salt and pepper. Roast for 25-30 minutes.

In food processor, combine beans, cauliflower, garlic, 1 tablespoon olive oil, lemon zest and juice, and 1/4 cup warm water. Process until smooth and season with salt and pepper to taste.

 

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From the Little Yellow Kitchen,

Lauren

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11 Comments to “Roasted Cauliflower-White Bean Dip”

  1. This looks amazing! I’m in love with roasted cauliflower…getting it all brown and toasty makes it so much better. Can’t wait to try this!

  2. I have a severe obsession with white bean anything, so I’m loving this! Just did an amazing twist on pesto with roasted red peppers – between this and that, we could have a white bean dip party.

  3. This looks delicious! I was wondering about storage and re-use. Should it be warm? Thanks Lauren!!

  4. Lauren

    Thanks Josie! This would last about 4 days in an airtight container in the refrigerator. I would recommend serving at room temperature or cooler. Enjoy!

  5. Lauren

    That dip you made sounds really tasty! I also loove white beans, they are so versatile :)

  6. Lauren

    Oh yes, it makes a world of difference when you roast it! I couldn’t believe how much better the flavor was. Mmmm

  7. I LOVE roasted Cauliflower and white beans (and garlic too) – such a fabulous idea for a healthy dip. Will be making this, this weekend!

  8. You just made me crave cauliflower. Don’t think I’ve ever said that. This sounds so good!! Let’s meet halfway and eat some?? haha

  9. Lauren
  10. I made this on Friday and then we dipped back into it yesterday and it was even better – the flavors had really developed. Love having a healthy dip!

  11. Lauren

    Soup, dips and pasta salads are always better the next day! So glad you liked it :)