I made this as an alternative to tomato sauce for a pizza topping, but I think it was even better the next day as a dip. The amount of ingredients I used only makes about a cup, so you may want to double or triple the amounts if making for a party.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the pine nuts, basil, and oregano into a food processor. Cover, and pulse 2 or 3 times to finely grind the nuts. Add beans and garlic; process until smooth, about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Pour in the lime juice, tomato, salt and pepper, and pulse 2 to 3 times until mixture is smooth and spreadable. With the food processor running, drizzle the oil into the dip. If mixture becomes too thick, add a tablespoon of water at a time until the dip is the right consistency.

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  • Refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight to blend the flavors before serving.

Nutrition Facts

56.4 calories; 2.5 g protein; 5.7 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 41.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (19)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2009
I love this. I made it the first time just like the recipe. It was great to dip pitas and veggies in. I made it a second time and added a bunch of sun dried tomatoes tomatoes. I can't wait to try new variations! Thanks! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/03/2009
We are garlic wimps! The two cloves that I put into the dip were over-whelming. I had to do something to mellow it out. I baked the dip in the oven for about 45 minutes. It helped some. Then I added some parmesan cheese to it. We ate it all! My husband complained about the garlic burping back on him but I was fine. Love how easy it was to make though. Maybe garlic wimps like us need to just use garlic salt instead?? Thanks. Read More
(15)
23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2009
I love this. I made it the first time just like the recipe. It was great to dip pitas and veggies in. I made it a second time and added a bunch of sun dried tomatoes tomatoes. I can't wait to try new variations! Thanks! Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2009
I love this. I made it the first time just like the recipe. It was great to dip pitas and veggies in. I made it a second time and added a bunch of sun dried tomatoes tomatoes. I can't wait to try new variations! Thanks! Read More
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
12/27/2008
Big hit at the Chirstmas party! Doubled the recipe due to numbers only complaint was a little to much garlic. Will make again with 1/2 to 2/3 the amount of garlic. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/03/2009
We are garlic wimps! The two cloves that I put into the dip were over-whelming. I had to do something to mellow it out. I baked the dip in the oven for about 45 minutes. It helped some. Then I added some parmesan cheese to it. We ate it all! My husband complained about the garlic burping back on him but I was fine. Love how easy it was to make though. Maybe garlic wimps like us need to just use garlic salt instead?? Thanks. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2009
Easy and delicious appetizer dip! Good with pita chips and fresh veggies. A nice alternative to hummus. Maybe next time I'll stir in some chopped artichoke. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/27/2009
This recipe is very good. I think it would benefit from more garlic as the previous reviewer mentioned. I used dry oregano instead of fresh and a regular tomato and it turned out fine. Great on pita bread but would also make a good spread on a sandwich. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2010
Absolutely fab!! I used less garlic and basil and used sun dried tomatoes instead of fresh adding 2 tablespoons of water to compensate for the moisture in the fresh tomato Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2009
Mmm this was good after sitting for several hours. I just used it as a spread for crackers. I might try it on a pizza of some kind. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2009
I enjoyed this recipe. It was easy to make and the beans could easily be even mushed with a fork. It tasted great on toasted bread or even with baby carrots. I will make this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2009
If you like bean dips you'll like this recipe. I used extra garlic but I am a garlic freak. I also put in a little extra of the herbs. I dipped crackers in this dip and also used it in a quesadilla. Read More
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