Serve this white bean dip with tomatoes and chives on artisanal crackers at your next get together. It’s simple, healthy, and summer fresh!
I received free samples of Breton Crackers mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Breton Crackers and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.
With warmer weather comes simpler cooking and less time spent by a hot stove or oven. The warm air also has a way of bringing friends and neighbors together–whether it’s the planned weekend cookout or the impromptu porch gathering. Whatever the setting, it’s nice to have something fresh and delicious to serve and munch on.
These tender-crisp Breton Artisanal Sweet Potato and Grains Crackers make a perfect appetizer base for any occasion. Made with ancient grains like quinoa and rye and sweet potato baked right in, they are delicious on their own but also go well with an array of toppings, including white bean dip with tomatoes and chives.
White bean dip is a simple alternative to hummus. To make it all you need is a can of cannellini beans (or another canned white bean), garlic, fresh lemon juice, and salt. It’s super light and the lemon really brightens it up. Much like the Breton artisanal crackers, this dip is delicious on its own. But pair it with a cracker and a garden fresh, juicy grape or cherry tomato and you have a crowd-pleasing appetizer!
Oh, and let’s not forget the chives. Chives and summer go hand in hand for me. I have a planter with chives on my porch that come back year after year. I love to be able to go out and snip some to sprinkle on anything from poached eggs to salmon to appetizers like this one. They are very easy, low maintenance plants to grow, but you could of course also just pick up fresh chives at your local grocery store.
So bring on the summer and celebration with this simple appetizer. Breton crackers add the perfect light and crispy texture to balance the creamy bean dip and juicy tomatoes. Best of all, this appetizer has a short ingredient list and can be ready in less than 10 minutes!
- 1 (15-ounce) can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
- 1-2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon sea salt (or to taste)
- 1 package Breton Artisanal Sweet Potato and Ancient Grain Crackers
- 2 cups grape tomatoes
- 1 small bunch fresh chives
- Combine beans, garlic, lemon juice, and sea salt in a small food processor. Pulse to combine and then process until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides as needed. Serve right away or transfer to a container with a resealable lid and refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Just before serving, thinly slice tomatoes with a serrated knife and use scissors to snip chives into a small bowl.
- Spread dip onto each cracker and then top with a tomato slice and a sprinkle of fresh chives.