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Romanian Bean Dip

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  • Yield: Serves 6-8 1x


Explore the tastes of Romania with this simple delicious white bean dip. The smoky onion and tomato topping add the pop of flavor needed to make your tastebuds sing!



  • 2 cups white beans
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 3 tablespoons of water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • kosher salt
  • olive oil

Smoky Tomato and Onion Top

  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • kosher salt
  • olive oil


  1. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Once the skillet is hot, add just enough olive oil to coat the bottom.
  3. Add the onion and sprinkle with kosher salt.
  4. Reduce the heat to medium-low.
  5. Allow the onions to cook until golden and translucent, stirring occasionally.
  6. Add the tomato paste and smoked paprika.
  7. Stir together.
  8. Remove from the heat.
  9. Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed.
  10. While the onions cook, process two cups of white beans, garlic, and water in a food processor. Add more water if needed to ensure the beans are smooth.
  11. Add the lemon juice.
  12. Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed.
  13. Spread the bean mixture on a plate.
  14. Top with the smoky tomato and onion topping.
  15. Drizzle with olive oil.
  16. Serve with chips or crackers for dipping.

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