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In The Navy! Bean Dip

In The Navy! Bean Dip | Oh My Potluck.comDoes anyone else find it funny that the navy bean isn’t navy at all? I mean, it’s not a deep, rich shade of blue is it? It’s kind of like how guinea pigs aren’t pigs and seahorses aren’t horses (I could go on all day).

I went to the zoo today and a mother was quite surprised to find out that what she thought were gophers were actually dogs. Well… no. Prairie dogs aren’t dogs, or gophers. In The Navy! Bean Dip

Besides this usual helping of people not knowing their animal facts (whatever), the zoo was really great. The weather was pleasant and lots of animals were out, sleeping. The red pandas (which are not pandas) were sleeping most adorably, with their ears lopsided and their chins resting on their paws. So cute. In The Navy! Bean Dip

Speaking of cute, and things related to “navy”, here’s a track by the charming Scottish band known as Camera Obscura. They cover a smattering of indie pop styles, from dreamy to avant-garde to downright poppy. This song, “French Navy” was one of their best received singles:

Now onto the delicious concoction I call In The Navy! Bean Dip. I kept my measurements on the loose side, so feel free to play around with any of the ingredients to suit your tastes. I couldn’t find too many white bean dip recipes that had green onions, and I thought that would just hit the spot, and it did! Mmm, now let the deliciousness flow: In The Navy! Bean Dip

In The Navy! Bean Dip

Good for a couple dozen people.

  • 2 (19 ounce) cans navy beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • Juice of 1 lemon (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped, plus extra for garnish
  • 1/4 cup green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, plus extra for garnish
  • Crackers, for serving (rosemary crackers work great)
  1. Combine beans, garlic, lemon juice, parsley, onions, salt and pepper in a food processor. While slowly adding the olive oil, blend until relatively smooth. Transfer to a serving bowl, top with extra olive oil and parsley and bring to the party with some crackers. For an extra ornamental touch, pipe the dip onto crackers and decorate each with a small piece of parsley or vegetable, such as cucumber or baby lettuce.

5 comments on “In The Navy! Bean Dip

  1. NewCal Gal
    September 20, 2014

    Hey, glad you are back posting! Dippity doo da thanks for the dip!

    • kahht
      September 20, 2014

      Oh man. I’m glad someone was paying attention. 🙂

  2. Lou
    September 21, 2014

    Sounds good. I’ll try it.

    • Lou
      September 21, 2014

      Found your recipe on reddit, then came to your site.

      • kahht
        September 21, 2014

        Cool! Hope you got to take a little tour around, come back anytime.

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This entry was posted on September 20, 2014 by in Appetizer & Noms, Dip, Vegan, Vegetarian and tagged , , , , .

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