Friday recipe: bean dip

September 3, 2010 —

Whether you’re a DMU student and have been in class most of the summer or you’re done with school, after-school or late-afternoon snacks are a great chance to sneak in some fruits and veggies.

This bean dip from Parenting.com is similar to hummus (check out Marco from Summerfield’s recipe here) and is super easy to make. Spice it up with herbs or red pepper flakes.

Bean dip

Can of white beans (try cannellini), drained and rinsed
Squeeze of tomato or sundried tomato paste
1 T olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Basil or other dried herb (optional)

Dump beans in a medium sized bowl, add a squeeze of tomato or sundried tomato paste, a pinch of salt and pepper and olive oil and mash them with a potato masher until a smoother consistency is formed. Serve this with the pita chips.

DMU is sponsoring a food drive for healthy kids snacks to donate to DMARC. Stay tuned for more details next week.


Andrea Cooley gets paid to post on Facebook and Twitter (among other things) to promote Des Moines University to prospective students. She is a Midwest girl at heart, but loves to travel around the country visiting friends and family. If Des Moines had mountains or an ocean she’d never leave. Before joining the DMU marketing team, she was an editor for Country Home magazine. She’s still a little obsessed with magazines, so if you want to talk about decorating, remodeling or gardening projects she’s your go-to girl.
  • http://www.wowpartyrental.com Jumper Rental

    Wow Thanks for the recipe! aother recipe that i use is with raw pinto beans where I boil them for a few hours and then add a bit of bacon grease and salt with sauteed garlic… its incredible… even still i can’t wait to try out your recipe :) .

  • http://www.wowpartyrental.com Jumper Rental

    Wow Thanks for the recipe! aother recipe that i use is with raw pinto beans where I boil them for a few hours and then add a bit of bacon grease and salt with sauteed garlic… its incredible… even still i can’t wait to try out your recipe :) .

  • http://www.astutebuyersadvocates.com.au/ Buyers Advocates Melbourne

    I tried this out yesterday. So tasty! And so quick to make.

  • http://www.astutebuyersadvocates.com.au/ Buyers Advocates Melbourne

    I tried this out yesterday. So tasty! And so quick to make.

  • http://www.chinaeitems.com super slim

    it looks nice,want eat more and more,but i want loss weight,so eat some fruit and vegetable

  • http://www.chinaeitems.com super slim

    it looks nice,want eat more and more,but i want loss weight,so eat some fruit and vegetable

  • http://www.greensmell.org/ Allwin19

    Seems to be so delicious. I am gonna try this recipe!

  • http://www.greensmell.org/ Allwin19

    Seems to be so delicious. I am gonna try this recipe!

  • http://www.ontime-electric.com/ Austin

    That is almost the same recipe to make bean chips. You just take that dip and layer it onto a well greased cookie sheet about 1/8 inch thick and put it in the oven at 275 degrees for an hour. When you take it out, let it cool then break it apart… tada! homemade bean chips. YUM.

  • http://www.ontime-electric.com/ Austin

    That is almost the same recipe to make bean chips. You just take that dip and layer it onto a well greased cookie sheet about 1/8 inch thick and put it in the oven at 275 degrees for an hour. When you take it out, let it cool then break it apart… tada! homemade bean chips. YUM.

  • http://www.securityguardtraininghq.com Pete

    OMG, this looks so amazing. Do you have a recipe for the chips that go along with it, the ones I see in the photo?

  • http://www.securityguardtraininghq.com Pete

    OMG, this looks so amazing. Do you have a recipe for the chips that go along with it, the ones I see in the photo?

  • http://www.activebodi.com Caleb “Muscles” Anthony

    I’ll have to give this a good, the picture caught my tongue’s attention lol

  • http://www.activebodi.com Caleb “Muscles” Anthony

    I’ll have to give this a good, the picture caught my tongue’s attention lol

  • http://www.howtostayawake.org/ Tim Etorise

    @Pete,
    The original recipe (which includes the chips) can be found at http://www.parenting.com/recipes-gallery/Recipes/10-Super-Yummy-After-School-Snacks/10

  • http://www.howtostayawake.org/ Tim Etorise

    @Pete,
    The original recipe (which includes the chips) can be found at http://www.parenting.com/recipes-gallery/Recipes/10-Super-Yummy-After-School-Snacks/10

  • Anonymous

    Hey, why don’t you add a recipe of May garlic dip sauce? I’m craving for it

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    Hey, why don’t you add a recipe of May garlic dip sauce? I’m craving for it

  • http://www.small-coffee-tables.com Adam

    I just made that bean dip for my family last night and they loved it. The only thing I need to know now is how do you make those chips that are in the picture. I just used regular tortilla chips but I bet it will taste much better with homemade chips.

  • http://www.small-coffee-tables.com Adam

    I just made that bean dip for my family last night and they loved it. The only thing I need to know now is how do you make those chips that are in the picture. I just used regular tortilla chips but I bet it will taste much better with homemade chips.

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    This is certainly a great recipe since beans and legumes have the ability to provide the good fat and are also full of protein and dietary fiber.So, they are usually included in my balanced-diet!

  • HGV Training

    I actually followed this receipe yesterday for what i call a ‘Cooking Sunday’. It really was absolutely beautiful. Thank you for posting.

  • HGV Training

    I actually followed this receipe yesterday for what i call a ‘Cooking Sunday’. It really was absolutely beautiful. Thank you for posting.

  • http://ninaricciperfume.me Nina

    This is a great bean dip…really tasty. I didn’t think I was a fan of white beans before this, but now…I’m looking at other recipes to use them in as well! Thanks.

  • http://ninaricciperfume.me Nina

    This is a great bean dip…really tasty. I didn’t think I was a fan of white beans before this, but now…I’m looking at other recipes to use them in as well! Thanks.

  • http://www.survivalknifehq.com Survival Knife

    Instead of Chips, I cut up some flatbread into triangles and toasted them in the oven. Awesome dip. We made this part of our football season snack lineup.

  • http://www.survivalknifehq.com Survival Knife

    Instead of Chips, I cut up some flatbread into triangles and toasted them in the oven. Awesome dip. We made this part of our football season snack lineup.

  • http://www.egglesscooking.com/ Madhuram

    The recipe looks very healthy, loaded with a lot of fiber and proteins from the beans. What a great way to sneak in all healthy ingredients in the snacks? Thanks for sharing this. I’ve bookmarked it.

  • http://www.egglesscooking.com/ Madhuram

    The recipe looks very healthy, loaded with a lot of fiber and proteins from the beans. What a great way to sneak in all healthy ingredients in the snacks? Thanks for sharing this. I’ve bookmarked it.

  • http://www.astutebuyersadvocates.com.au/ Buyers Advocates

    I’m absolutely drooling for this, thanks heaps!

  • http://www.astutebuyersadvocates.com.au/ Buyers Advocates

    I’m absolutely drooling for this, thanks heaps!

  • http://www.perfectchinups.net Joe

    Drooling. I love dips and chips. Going to make this tonight!

  • Dreamahorse

    Great recipe, I’ve bookmarked for later

  • http://www.creatinereviewsplus.com Brian

    That sounds like an excellent dip. Very healthy, but tasty too. Thanks for the recipe.

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    Excellent and healthy at the same time. I knew about this dip from my grandmother.

  • Paracord

    Thanks Andrea,

    This looks great!

  • Nikki

    Wow, this would be great on a cold cloudy day.

  • security guard license

    Thanks so much for the recipe, one of the best dips i’ve ever made! What are the pizza looking things on the picture?

  • worms in dogs

    Very cool recipe, and user friendly and quick. thanks

  • Alex

    Awesome! Just tried it and it was great! Thanks so much