Need a quick appetizer for those lazy summer evenings? This healthy white bean dip literally takes a minute when you use Dorot pre-portioned, frozen herbs
Hooray for summer, right?! I'm fortunate to live in a place where we only have "winter" for about 5 days a year, and when I say winter, it really means the high temps are in the high 50s or low 60s. It was always my dream to live in a winter-less place when I got old-er and yep, that time is here! The downside to living in the desert, of course, is summer - when the daytime temps hit the 115 degree range, and the weatherman informs me that it's still 99 degrees at 10pm. Yikes! At least it's a dry heat...
I have to confess, I don't do a whole lot of cooking in the summer. Salads rule most days, and any cooking takes place outside on the grill. My favorite dinners are when I invite a few girls over, and we float in the pool, sip wine from my Govino wine glasses, (Hello - they float!) munch on snacks and appetizers, and call it a meal. Being an empty nester has LOTS of benefits!
One of my favorite short cut ingredients that always helps to save time and energy in the kitchen is Dorot frozen, pre-portioned herbs. I love keeping them stocked in my freezer, because it always seems that when I need fresh herbs for a recipe, I'm either out, or they're limp or moldy, or the ones in my garden are too dried out wilted from the heat and sun.
I love Dorot, because they do all of the chopping and portioning for you. All you have to do is pop one or two out and into your recipe. SO easy and convenient! I use them in everything from breakfast smoothie bowls, to crockpot recipes, to this ridiculously easy white bean dip that honestly takes just one minute to make.
Seriously. Check this out.
Just add some pita chips, or fresh vegetables, and a cool beverage of your choice, and you're done! Whether you're having an impromptu summer cocktail party on the patio, or "dinner" in the pool, Dorot herbs will absolutely make your life just a little bit easier.
Tuscan White Bean & Sun-Dried Tomato Dip
- 15 ounces can white cannellini beans drained well
- 5 sun-dried tomato halves packed in olive oil with herbs
- 1 cube Dorot garlic
- 2 cubes Dorot basil
- ¼ cup olive oil
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt or to taste
- Place the beans, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic and basil and about 2 tablespoons of olive oil in the bowl of a food processor and process to combine.
- Slowly add the additional oil until the desired consistency is achieved. Add the salt to taste and process until the dip is smooth.
Look for Dorot frozen herbs in your store's freezer section. I find them at Whole Foods or Trader Joe's.
What's on your summer dinner menu? Check out Dorot's website to see how it can make your summer so much easier.