I made this recipe over the weekend and then ate it all in two sittings.  It’s really tasty, healthy, and simple to make <— basically, my ideal recipe!


In fact, there are only four ingredients – canned artichokes, white beans, pesto, and salt. 


From cans + jars to dip in less than 5 minutes!  I made this because I was really craving a dip but am sooooo tired of hummus.  I’ve just had hummus overload lately – know what I mean?  This gave me that hummus texture and scoopability with a totally different flavor.


Artichoke + Pesto Bean Dip




  • 1 can Great Northern Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup basil pesto
  • 1 can artichoke hearts (packed in water, but squeezed in a towel to eliminate extra water in the recipe)
  • Salt to taste




  • Combine everything in a blender or food processor.
  • EAT! <— Told you it was simple.


What are you munching on lately?


PS – HAPPY 3rd birthday to the coolest boy I know –> HENRY!



  • Melissa June 12, 2015, 7:13 am

    Yum, this looks great! I’m a big fan of artichokes, so I’m glad to see it incorporated into this dip! Also, Happy Birthday to Henry, I hope he has a great day!

  • Amanda June 12, 2015, 7:19 am

    Happy Birthday to my little birthday twin!

  • Lara June 12, 2015, 7:49 am

    David Lebovitz (American chef now based in Paris) has a recipe for a white bean dip with fresh herbs – so tasty! It’s my go-to now for picnics or entertaining.

    see: http://www.davidlebovitz.com/2012/09/white-bean-dip-recipe/

  • Kim L. June 12, 2015, 8:47 am

    Happy 3rd Birthday Henry!!!!! Wow- can’t believe he is already 3! Enjoy the day. I have been munching on Roasted Pine Nut hummus, but ready to try something new too- your recipe might just be the thing! Thanks for sharing : )

  • Laura @ Semi-Vegetarian.com June 12, 2015, 8:59 am

    Looks delicious! Happy Birthday, Henry! I can’t believe he’s already three. Fun!

  • Elizabeth Beil June 12, 2015, 9:03 am

    My husband and I were just talking about artichoke. He is not a fan and I am in love so I would love to make this to try and change his mind! How strong is the artichoke taste? Either way I will make it and probably eat it in one sitting!

  • Julie June 12, 2015, 10:03 am

    Happy b-day Henry!

  • Erin @ Her Heartland Soul June 12, 2015, 10:15 am

    This sounds fabulous! Some of my favorite things all put together!

  • Erica June 12, 2015, 10:31 am

    This looks so good! I have a ton of basil in my garden right now, so I’m definitely going to give this a go!!

  • Amanda @ Slimplify Life June 12, 2015, 10:51 am

    I have artichokes I haven’t been sure what to do with – totally making this!

  • Katie @ Operation Happier June 12, 2015, 12:11 pm

    Wow, that looks so easy and delicious! We’re having a BBQ at our place tomorrow, and I may have to try this! Thanks for the idea.

    Happy birthday to Henry!!!!! He is one cute kiddo, and I hope he has a wonderful birthday and an even better year ahead 🙂

    • Katie @ Operation Happier June 14, 2015, 3:01 am

      I did make this at our BBQ tonight and it was SO easy and so great! I got several compliments on it and questions about it. I will definitely make it again. Thanks, Caitlin!!

      • Caitlin June 14, 2015, 7:41 pm

        Awesome, glad you liked it!

  • Kendall June 12, 2015, 1:10 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY HENRY! And I need to make that dip!

  • Johanna B June 12, 2015, 2:27 pm

    I can’t believe that Henry is already three. I know you’ll love the threes. It was my favorite age with my daughter and it has been with my oldest grandson as well.

  • Shaun June 14, 2015, 8:27 am

    Made this last night for a girl’s night out painting party…huge hit!! Thanks for sharing!

    • Caitlin June 14, 2015, 7:41 pm

      So glad it was a success!

  • Aimee@Aimforhealthybites June 14, 2015, 3:35 pm

    I am not a fan of artichokes but maybe in dip form. Happy Birthday little guy!

  • Kate @KateMovingForward June 14, 2015, 11:14 pm

    Yum! I love easy recipes like this! I feel like the only time I eat artichoke it is in dip form! Don’t mess with a good thing, right? Happy Birthday to Henry! Getting big fast!

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