White Bean and Artichoke Dip and BlogHer Food Recap

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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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. 2. Season with salt and pepper and stir. Serve with bread, crackers, vegetables, or chips.
  3. *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

Maria

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. aw! Great photos! SO cool that you got to meet Dorie and the Deen brothers…I=majorly jealous. I have made a similar dip and it is so good! Amazing how you can replace the junky stuff with white beans and it tastes just as good! Love it. Beautiful presentation- as always.

  2. I love the picture of you and Dorie! How exciting! This looks like a very easy and delicious dip- and much healthier than most sour cream/ mayonnaise based dips, I can’t wait to try it out!

  3. I love dips! They are so great for parties and get together’s. This looks delicious. (Sidenotes: LOVED seeing you at Blogher. You are my fave!! Oh, and beautiful photography, excellent food styling 🙂 )

  4. Love the pics, especially of you and Dorie 🙂 I “knew” (from here and Twitter) how much you admire her and wanted to meet her. She is lovely – and so are you! Great to meet you, wish we’d had a chance to have an actual conversation – next time.

  5. GREAT photos, Maria. So fun that you met Dorie and could spend time with all those great gals. I MUST go next year! And the Deen Brothers? Awesome!
    The dip sounds great!

  6. hey chica! I’m so super glad to see you had fun at Blogher! And I’m so jealous that you got to chill with some of my favorite ladies! Ahh next year.

    This white bean and artichoke dip sounds fantastic! I love a good white bean dip and this one sounds lovely.

  7. It was a fun weekend, wasn’t it? Your dip looks fantastic – I can always use more dip recipes as we come into football season.

  8. It was a blast seeing you around. Next year I am going as an attendee, between the nerves about my presentation and some vertigo issue -it was a bit of a strange weekend! I just loved seeing you there – a familiar face among all and you sure looked like you were having a grand time 🙂

    1. Helene-it was great to see you too! I wish we had more time to visit, hopefully we can meet up again and soon. Thanks for the hosting the party, it was fun!

  9. Oh what fun!! I wish I could have gone, but alas not this time. Love your silly picture, they are all great! I get to met Dorie tonight, going to her book signing. Can’t wait! 🙂

  10. Looks like so much fun! You are adorable and seeing all the happy photos of you with everyone (including Dorie, of course) is such a pleasure. Great looking dip, too!

  11. Oh love all the pics! I so wish I was there with you. How fun. This dip looks amazing girl! I love bean dips.

    And so happy you got to meet Dorie!!! Love the pic of you two! Framer! hugs…

  12. 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!

  13. 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!

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