Crudités Platter with White Bean Dip 3 Ways

Last modified on June 12th, 2019 at 9:58 pm

Far from the plastic grocery store vegetable trays with ranch dressing, our Crudités Platter served with White Bean Dip 3 Ways is the ultimate way to impress your guests and eat your veggies too.

Disclaimer: This Crudités Platter with White Bean Dip 3 Ways is sponsored by Ontario Bean Growers. All opinions are our own.

Close up of large cutting board with three dips, vegetables and pita bread

With the rise of plant forward recipes, the dated, and often lazy vegetable tray is making quite the comeback. Unlike the traditional plastic trays filled with pre-cut, bland vegetables and an easy to serve tub of ranch dip, a crudités platter (doesn’t the name sound better too) is the cool, yet not so new way to dip.

Long Crudites Board with White Bean Dip 3 ways and Raw Vegetables

Vegetable platters were always a mystery to me – vibrant and colourful vegetables served with a creamy and white ranch that resembled cheap salad dressing in a bottle. Still today, I don’t understand why we trick people into eating vegetables only when a creamy white dressing comes with it.

Typically when Philip and I serve a Crudités Platter, we include a hummus based dip to accompany the vegetables. Creamy, rich and perfectly dippable (if that’s not a word, it should be), our White Bean Dip 3 Ways plays on a guacamole, hummus and vegetable dip sure to add even more vibrancy and colour to your Crudités Platter

If you can’t cook, you better know how to put together a beautiful board.

Like a Mezze or a Charcuterie board, a Crudités Platter follows the same rules and is guaranteed to impress your guests when you place it on the table. Like I always say, “If you can’t cook, you better know how to put together a beautiful board,” and that includes veggies on a plate.

Close Up of White Bean and Beet Hummus with Vegetables and Pita Chips

How to Make a Crudités Platter:

1. Platter: Start by selecting the perfect platter based on the number of guests.
2. Dips: Make your dips and arrange them on your board so they’re easily accessible for dipping.
3. Vegetables: Prepare your veggies by cutting them in various shapes and sizes.
4. Arrange: Think of this part like arranging a bouquet of flowers, just on a board. Play with textures, colours and lengths of your veggies to build the ultimate board.
5. Serve: The best part is you can make this in advance, and serve when your guests arrive. Just remember to place a moist paper towel over the platter to keep the freshness in.

How to Make White Bean Guacamole

Ingredients for Spicy White Bean Guacamole

Ingredients for White Bean Guacamole

Cooked white beans (canned or home cooked), avocado, garlic, jalapeño peppers, lime and salt.

Making White Bean Guacamole

Place the beans, avocado, garlic, 3/4 of the jalapeño, lime juice and salt in the base of a blender or food processor.  Pulse a few times, then scrape down the sides of the blender and pulse again until smooth. Taste for seasoning and adjust as necessary. Transfer to a bowl and top with remaining jalapeño for garnish. Serve with your favourite tortilla chips, vegetables or tapped on nachos.

Close up of Spicy White Bean Guacamole on a Crudites Board

How to Make Creamy Mediterranean Dip with White Beans and Artichokes

Ingredients for Creamy Mediterranean Dip

Cooked white beans (canned or home cooked), marinated artichoke hearts, Parmigiano Reggiano, extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and salt.

Ingredients for Creamy Mediterranean Dip with White Beans and Artichokes

Making the Creamy Mediterranean Dip

Place all the ingredients in the base of a blender or food processor.  Pulse a few times, then scrape down the sides of the blender and blend at 3/4 speed until creamy and smooth. Taste for seasoning and adjust as necessary. Transfer to a bowl and top with chopped artichoke for garnish. Serve with toasted baguette or your favourite vegetables.

How to Make Beet Red White Bean Hummus

Ingredients for Beet and White Bean Hummus in a Bowl

Ingredients for Beet Red White Bean Hummus

Cooked white beans (canned or home cooked), small beet, garlic, greek yogurt, tahini, parsley and salt.

Making the Beet Red White Bean Hummus

Place all the ingredients in the base of a blender or food processor.  Pulse a few times, then scrape down the sides of the blender and pulse until creamy and smooth. Taste for seasoning and adjust as necessary. Transfer to a bowl and top with additional parsley for garnish. Serve with toasted baguette or your favourite vegetables.

White Bean and Beet Hummus in a white bowl with parsley

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White Bean Dip 3 Ways

Be the star of your next backyard bbq or picnic with three simple and delicious white bean dips that are flavourful, bright, and incredibly quick and simple to make. 

  • Author: Chef Sous Chef
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: food and drink, appetizer
  • Method: blender
  • Cuisine: North American
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Ingredients

Spicy White Bean Guacamole

  • 1 can white beans, drained and rinsed (540ml/18oz)
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/4 tsp salt

 

Creamy Mediterranean Dip

  • 1 can white beans, drained and rinsed (540ml/18oz)
  • 1/2 cup marinated artichoke hearts + additional for garnish
  • 3/4 cup freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/8 tsp salt

 

Beet Red White Bean Hummus

  • 1 can white beans, drained and rinsed (540ml/18oz)
  • 1 small beet, peeled and grated
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 1 tbsp greek yogurt
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley 

Instructions

No. 1 | Place all the ingredients in the base of a blender or food processor.  

 

No. 2 | Pulse a few times, then scrape down the sides of the blender and pulse until creamy and smooth. Taste for seasoning and adjust as necessary. Transfer to a bowl and top with garnish.

 

No. 3 | Serve with toasted baguette or your favourite vegetables.

Notes

– Leftover dip will keep in the refrigerator for up to 5 days

Keywords: white bean recipes, quick dip recipes, raw vegetable dips, picnic recips

White Bean Dip Three Ways on a Wooden Board with Text

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