The 4 Ingredient Vegan White Bean Nacho Dip

August 30, 2010 by Keri

It’s been a long day!  The husband ate too many fried hush puppies (test recipe) and went to bed on a stomach full of greasy food.  Let’s just say he woke up ill in the middle of the night and no one got much sleep.  The hush puppies were really good though; it was just too large a dose.

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For lunch today, I turned to The 4 Ingredient Vegan, once again, for something quick and simple.  I found the White Bean Nacho Dip (page 53), which took no time at all to make.  The only adaptation I made was using cooked white beans over canned, which seemed to work just as well.  This yummy dip tastes like a vegan cheese bean dip, perfect for a small meal or snacking on during a movie or the game.

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White Bean Nacho Dip

  • 1 can (15 ounces) white beans (such as great northern beans or navy beans), rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast flakes
  • 2 tablespoons cashew butter
  • salt

Combine the beans, salsa, nutritional yeast, and cashew butter in a food processor.  Process until completely smooth.  Season with salt to taste.  Serve immediately or transfer to  a storage container and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Dinner was two more dishes from The 4 Ingredient Vegan, Cuban Black Beans (page 122) and Potato Salad Americana (page 43).  I can just eat plain black beans, but this recipe gave them a little flavor with a red vinegar and herbs.  The potato salad was fantastic!  I would definitely feel confident taking it to a picnic or potluck of the less-than-entirely-vegan persuasion.

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Dessert was a rich, cool, minty pie from Hearty Vegan.  Yum!

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Do you ever get your cookbook a little messy while you’re working from it or do you keep it pristine as the day you purchased it?

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  1. This sounds/looks AMAZING!! Can’t wait to try it!

  2. Jameson says:

    Whoa, that mint chocolate pie looks like my ticket to Veganism. 😀

  3. Hah! The best recipes in my cookbooks are the ones where the pages are slightly stuck together! There are parts of my Veganomicon that are stained bright pink from chopping beetroot.
    I guess that, to me, a clean cookbook is an unused cookbook. A good cookbook should have almost archaeological layers of tomato sauce, garlic, chilli paste and a bit of vegetable peeling.
    I love the look of the white bean nacho dip!

    • Keri says:

      Haha! That’s why I asked! In mine, I can tell which I’ve made my the oil drips and marinara on the page! 😛

  4. Dianne says:

    My cookbook is a mess! Alton Brown suggests making laminated recipe cards to cook with, but that’s just too much work. I’m loving all this 4-ingredient business…makes delicious food look super easy!

    • Keri says:

      That’s a good idea, but yeah, work. 😛 Food Network got me through college. I’d fall asleep watching!

  5. Jessie (Bites and Pieces) says:

    The 4 Ingredient Vegan really sounds like a great cookbook. I think I am going to have to add that one to my collection! The nacho dip and potato salad both look delicious. 🙂

  6. Adam says:

    Could I add this recipe to

  7. Noelle says:

    Me want minty pie now. Want to make for part thursday. Any chance of sharing?

  8. Noelle says:

    Just kidding, thanks for posting such sinful goodies! Sorry to hear about your hubby. Sounds like mine when he went crazy on some fajitas I made a while back. He was ill the next day..burrrrp.

  9. Michelle says:

    You had me at Nacho Dip. Adding that to my ‘to make’ list. The whole meal looks fantastic – I’ll have to check out that book.

    My cookbooks are full of food. Like you, I sometimes look for the stuck together pages to find the recipe.