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Lemon Thyme Cauliflower Bean Dip

  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 8
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Roasted cauliflower serves as the surprising base for this creamy dip! MORE + LESS -

Ali Ebright
December 2, 2014

Ingredients

1
head of cauliflower, trimmed and broken into bite-sized pieces
5
tablespoon olive oil, divided
1
(15.5 oz.) can Great Northern beans (or any white bean), rinsed and drained
5
cloves garlic, minced
1
teaspoon lemon juice
1
teaspoon fresh thyme
1/8
teaspoon sea salt
1/8
teaspoon black pepper
Extra olive oil for drizzling

Steps

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  • 1
    Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • 2
    In a large bowl, toss the cauliflower pieces with 2 tbsp. olive oil until evenly coated. Spread the cauliflower out on a large aluminum foil covered baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring once halfway.
  • 3
    When the cauliflower is done baking, transfer it to a food processor. Add beans, garlic, lemon juice, thyme, sea salt and black pepper. Pulse until combined.
  • 4
    Remove and serve drizzled with extra olive oil and extra thyme.
 

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More About This Recipe
‘Tis the season for cauliflower.

And I am more than happy to help you come up with ideas to put that flowery deliciousness to use!

Here are some favorites:

1. Roasted Cauliflower with Alfredo Sauce

2. Cauliflower Cole Slaw

3. Roasted Cauliflower with Asiago and Orange

4. Curried Cauliflower, Carrots and Beans

5. Cauliflower Gratin

6. Cauliflower Crunch

And last but not least, this delicious Lemon Thyme Cauliflower Bean Dip. Made with delicious roasted cauliflower, this dip comes together easily in the food processor and is perfect for dipping! Even my friends who were a little iffy about the vegetable were fans of the dip.

So go grab a beautiful head of cauliflower, and have fun with these seasonal recipes! 

Here’s the how to make the dip:

Start with a lovely head of cauliflower.

Chop it up into bite-sized pieces, then toss with two tablespoons of olive oil until evenly coated.

Transfer to a foil-covered baking sheet and roast for about 30 minutes, stirring halfway. Then pull it out and enjoy that yummy sweet smell from your beautiful roasted cauli!

Then it’s time to let your food processor make quick work of the final steps. Toss in your roasted cauliflower, beans, garlic, lemon juice, thyme, salt and pepper, and pulse until combined.

So pretty! 

Transfer the dip to a serving bowl, and drizzle with a little extra olive oil and thyme if desired.

This dip especially rocks with Food Should Taste Good chips.

Enjoy!

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