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White Bean and Artichoke Dip and BlogHer Food Recap

White Bean and Artichoke Dip and BlogHer Food Recap

I have been blessed with unbelievable friends throughout my life-siblings, school pals, college buds, roommates, co-workers, and blogging acquaintances.  I enjoyed the BlogHer Food conference for numerous reasons, but spending time with blogging friends was definitely the highlight. Sitting in a room with hundreds of my friends evoked emotion that I cannot put into words. It was refreshing to surround myself with friends that inspire and motivate me to become a better person. Today, I am sharing a few photos from BlogHer Food and a recipe for white bean and artichoke dip. I would gladly serve this dip to any and all of my friends.

BlogHer Food was one big party from start to finish. The weekend was filled with presentations, socializing, the Ferry Building’s farmers market, food, and a lot of parties.

Me and Shanna with the Deen Brothers (Paula Deen’s sons) at a book signing.

Jenny, from Picky Palate , and I at the Underwriter’s Laboratory’s Iron Chef event. (Photo via Amanda.)

I finally met Dorie Greenspan-my life is now complete:) She is just as sweet, if not sweeter, than her baked goods.

Partying with a few of my favorite blogging buddies.

On Saturday we took a little field trip to the Ferry Building to explore the farmers market. It was a beautiful day!

Alice, Erika, and Maggy at the Ferry Building

Marla, Me, Amanda, and Jenny-love these girls!

Anita, Dorie, and I at the closing party.

Getting a little silly!

I wish I would of taken more photos, but I was too busy having fun. I loved every minute of BlogHer Food. I can’t wait until next year. Thanks friends for making BlogHer Food a weekend I’ll never forget.

Now time for the white bean and artichoke dip. This is one of my favorite recipes. I make it for parties, games, snacking, or even to put on sandwiches. It is easy and everyone always asks for the recipe, so here it is! Enjoy!

White Bean and Artichoke Dip


2 cloves garlic
2 (15 ounce) cans white beans (drained and rinsed)
1 (15 ounce) can artichoke hearts (drained)
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
Salt and pepper, to taste


1. In the bowl of a food processor, add the garlic, white beans, artichoke hearts, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, and rosemary. Blend until smooth.

2. Season with salt and pepper and stir. Serve with bread, crackers, vegetables, or chips.

*Note-this dip also makes a great spread. I like to add it to sandwiches.

If you like this white bean and artichoke dip, you might also like:

Roasted Red Pepper and White Bean Dip from Two Peas and Their Pod
Edamame Guacamole from Two Peas and Their Pod
White Bean Avocado Dip from We are Not Martha
White Bean Dip from Chez Us
Hot White Bean Dip with Bacon from Our Best Bites

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81 Responses to “White Bean and Artichoke Dip and BlogHer Food Recap”

  1. Tracy — October 14, 2010 @ 9:44 am

    The dip sounds wonderful and it sounds like you had a great time at BHF!

  2. Oh that dip looks yummy! But than all your recipes ARE, so why should I think otherwise?? Love the photo of us with the Deen bros! Fun!! Great to hang out at BHF….cant wait to do it all again :-)

    • twopeas replied: — October 15th, 2010 @ 6:44 am

      I am glad we got a photo:) It was great to see you too!

  3. Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — October 14, 2010 @ 3:20 pm

    This dip sounds wonderful!! Fun looking at your BHF pictures :) Glad you had a good time!

  4. Kym — October 14, 2010 @ 5:34 pm

    Looks like you had so much fun at the conference. I’m so jealous you met Dorie Greenspan. Amazing! You’re blog is also so amazing. Read it everytime you post!

    • twopeas replied: — October 15th, 2010 @ 6:43 am

      Thanks Kym! I am glad I was finally able to meet Dorie:)

  5. Nisha — October 14, 2010 @ 7:07 pm

    Looks like I need to go to BlogHer Food next year! And the dip looks great. Now that I know how to prepare artichokes, I am anxious to try dip!

  6. Sues — October 15, 2010 @ 6:42 am

    Awww I’m so sad I didn’t go to BlogHerFood! Such awesome photos and it’s obvious you had a blast! I hope to get there next year :) The dip looks wonderful!

  7. Mardi — October 15, 2010 @ 8:33 am

    This sounds great! I made a similar recipe on my blog but with greek yogurt instead of white beans. I’m going to try this one out!

    • twopeas replied: — October 15th, 2010 @ 9:43 am

      I love the idea of using Greek yogurt!

  8. Deborah — October 15, 2010 @ 12:35 pm

    So jealous!! I’m really hoping that things will work out so that I can go next year. And the bean dip sounds amazing!

  9. nicole — October 15, 2010 @ 1:00 pm

    so fun!!! When is your kitchen going to be done?

    • twopeas replied: — October 16th, 2010 @ 4:00 pm

      We are close! We are just working on the little things now! Come visit so you can see it in person:)

  10. Sharon — October 15, 2010 @ 2:34 pm

    Great pictures !! The dip looks soo good, going on the Sunday football menu!!!

  11. Michelle — October 15, 2010 @ 5:29 pm

    Looks like you had a great time at BlogHer!!

  12. Serena @ Seriously Soupy — October 15, 2010 @ 7:41 pm

    Looks like BlogHer was so much fun! Thank you sharing this recipe – I usually make a chickpea dip like this, but white beans sounds like a way to vary up that recipe.

  13. Rachel@Any Idiot Can — October 17, 2010 @ 10:21 am

    The dip looks incredible. I absolutely love artichokes although in Thailand, where I live, they’re much more difficult to come by. Will definitely be trying this though. I love a good dip.

  14. Kerstin — October 17, 2010 @ 4:31 pm

    Mmm, this sounds so easy and tasty! Looks like you all had a fabulous time at the conference!

  15. bridget {bake at 350} — October 17, 2010 @ 8:34 pm

    Looks like you guys has a great time!!! And saw some famous faces, too! :)

  16. Feast on the Cheap — October 18, 2010 @ 11:33 am

    Love white bean dip! This type of thing can usually be found in my fridge on any given day… the perfect snack

  17. Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker — October 18, 2010 @ 4:55 pm

    First off, that dip looks incredible and it’s an amazing photo! It looks like you had such a fabulous time at BlogHer Food, I can’t wait to go next year!

    • twopeas replied: — October 18th, 2010 @ 7:35 pm

      You are coming next year so you can be my roomie:)

  18. Srivalli — October 23, 2010 @ 1:01 am

    It was good meeting you at the conference. Thanks for sharing those lovely pictures

    • twopeas replied: — October 23rd, 2010 @ 6:30 am

      It was nice to meet you too!

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  20. claudia lamascolo — November 4, 2010 @ 1:28 pm

    this was so great to put faces with the blogging world! enjoyed this post!

  21. Geraldine — December 17, 2010 @ 6:44 pm

    I just made this and it was really easy to make. I would have liked a bit more of a kick, but I loved the texture and there is no more left, so it was good!

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