Lemony Garlic Butter-Bean Dip

Temps des Fêtes 2019
food and drink

BY: Irene Matys

Butter beans are not only high in iron and a great source of fibre and protein, they also have a wonderful creamy buttery texture when puréed. This dip takes no time to prepare and its light fresh taste makes for a perfect addition to your holiday entertaining.


2 cans (each 398 mL) butter beans 
¼ cup (60 mL) extra virgin olive oil
1 large garlic clove, roughly chopped
5 tbsp (75 mL) fresh lemon juice
½ tsp (2 mL) sea salt
½ tsp (2 mL) fresh ground pepper

1 tbsp (15 mL) extra virgin olive oil
½ tsp (2 mL) dried chilies
Zest of 1 lemon


1 Drain and rinse butter beans and place in food processor. Add remaining ingredients and process until smooth.

2 Place in serving bowl and garnish with olive oil, chilies and lemon zest. Serve alongside warm Roasted Rosemary & Sea Salt Turnip Fries (recipe below).

Serves 4 to 6


Turnip fries are a delicious low-carb alternative to regular potato french fries and a great way to incorporate more vegetables into your diet. They bake crispy and are perfect for dipping or can be enjoyed as a side.

4 medium-size turnips, peeled
2 tbsp (30 mL) extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp (30 mL) fresh rosemary, finely chopped
1 tsp (5 mL) sea salt
½ tsp (2 mL) fresh ground pepper

1 Preheat oven to 425 F (220 C). Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

2 Cut turnips into ¼-inch-thick (5-mm) fries and place in a medium bowl. Toss well with olive oil, rosemary, salt and pepper.

3 Divide fries evenly on baking sheet, ensuring they are not overlapping. You can divide them on 2 baking sheets if necessary. Bake fries for 20 to 25 minutes, flipping halfway through until fries are golden and crisp.

4 Serve hot with dip or as a side dish.

Serves 4 to 6

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