Recipe Roasted Garlic & White Bean Dip

April 04, 2018

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Silver Hills Bakery

Garlic is worth celebrating all year long—not just for Garlic Month. Minced or crushed, sautéed or raw, this versatile bulb brings its unmistakably bold flavour to every dish it touches. But our Roasted Garlic & White Bean Dip captures the understated magic of whole cloves, roasted to perfection. Roasting garlic transforms its signature pungency into something silky and sophisticated, making it the perfect complement to another humble smooth staple: canned white beans.

Low-fat and high fibre, this zesty spread comes together in mere minutes of active prep time. Serve our Roasted Garlic & White Bean Dip with your favourite crunchy crudités (carrots and celery are just a start), spread it on sandwiches, or as an extra layer of creaminess on your next avocado toast. This never-boring recipe is good with pretty much anything you pair it with. (We like it best on toasted Organic Sprouted Power Everything Bagels).

Recipe Details

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  • 1 whole head garlic (a.k.a., an entire garlic bulb)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 can (398 ml / 14 fl oz) white beans (we used cannellini), drained and rinsed well
  • ½ lemon , zested and juiced
  • 2 Tbsp mixed fresh herbs (we used parsley and chives), chopped
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • to taste salt and pepper


For the Roasted Garlic:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Without separating any of the cloves, peel the loose outer layers of papery skin off the head of garlic (also called a garlic bulb). Using a sharp knife, cut the pointy tips off the top of the head of garlic (about 1/4-inch) so one surface of the cluster of cloves is exposed.
  2. Place trimmed garlic bulb in a piece of aluminum foil, sprinkle with olive oil, and loosely wrap it in foil. Bake until garlic is deep golden brown and soft (about 40 minutes). Remove roasted garlic from oven and let cool completely.

For the White Bean Dip:

  1. Squeeze the flesh from each roasted clove into the bowl of a food processor. Add remaining ingredients and process until combined. Adjust seasonings to taste.

To Serve and Store:

  1. Serve with toasted Sprouted Power Everything Bagels, as a dip for your favourite vegetables, or spread it on your next sandwich.
  2. Store in a covered container in the fridge for up to a week.

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