Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Creamy White Bean and Mushroom Appetizer

appetizer, white bean spread topped with mushrooms

An ordinary appetizer? Not this bold and magnificent dip/spread! Sautéed mushrooms, pine nuts, creamy white butter beans, fresh herbs and tasty seasoning make up this delightful blend. Got company coming? This will be a hit!!

It's simple and wonderful and a perfect choice if you, a guest, or a family member needs to eat a gluten-free or dairy-free diet but of course everyone can enjoy it.  

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White beans such as navy beans, butter beans, or cannelloni beans are high in protein and fiber, and provide many essential nutrients. A great choice instead of a high fat commercially prepared alternative.

Enjoy this herbacious dip with colorful cut up raw vegetables or your favorite (GF) crackers. 

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Ingredients for the dip/spread 
1 can of butter beans, drained (available in most supermarkets)
1/2 cup of fresh coriander leaves, chopped (cilantro) or 
     1/2 cup of fresh parsley, chopped - your choice
1/4 cup of freshly chopped basil leaves
2 teaspoons of chopped fresh mint
1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder (or 1 fresh clove of fresh garlic)
1 tablespoon of tahini or nut butter
1 teaspoon of lemon juice
Sea Salt or Himalayan pink salt 
Cracked black pepper

Blend everything in a food processor until smooth and creamy. 

Ingredients for the topping: 
1/2 cup of pine nuts, lightly toasted
2 cups of sautéed white sliced mushrooms with salt and pepper

A favorite soup recipe using white beans 

My Notes: 
1. Butter beans are readily available in most supermarkets in the canned bean isle. They are larger than other white beans and very creamy and delicious. 

2. Make this dip in advance and refrigerate until needed. 


  1. So nutritious. The pine nuts would be a nice addition!

  2. I think I would enjoy this warm, looks delicious!

  3. This sounds wonderful, love the pine nuts for garnishing!

  4. I've never seen an appetizer quite like this! I love it!

  5. This sounds delicious. I love a healthy and tasty dip. Thank you for sharing.

  6. This sounds yummy, Judee! Love me stuff like this.

  7. Always room for mushrooms! 🍄🍄🍄

  8. Looks enticing and I bet it tastes amazing 😋
    Happy Friday, Judee!

  9. Simple and very tasty with mushrooms and pine nuts!

  10. This looks especially delicious. I like the idea of the mushrooms with it.

  11. This looks amazing! I am a fan of all of the ingredients here. I particularly enjoy white beans and cilantro. I’m looking forward to making that. This weekend, hopefully.

  12. This sounds delicious and would be perfect with pita.
    Tandy | Lavender and Lime


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