White Bean Dip

Rated 4.5 based on 2 customer reviews
White Bean Dip
White Bean Dip


  • 1 cup dried cannellini beans, soaked overnight
  • 3 cups water
  • 3 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ lemon, juiced

  • Optional Additions:
  • ½ beet - roasted, peeled, and diced
  • ½ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • ½ cup caramelized onions
  • 1 tablespoon paprika or chili powder


For best results, we recommend using:


  1. Put beans in a large bowl with enough cool water to cover by several inches; soak overnight or 8 hours.
  2. Drain beans and pour into a stockpot; add 3 cups water, garlic, rosemary, and bay leaf. Bring the water to a boil, cover the pot, and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook beans at a simmer until tender, about 30 minutes. Reserve ½ cup of the water before draining.
  3. Spread beans onto a platter to cool. Remove and discard the bay leaf.
  4. Blend cooled beans, garlic, olive oil, and lemon juice in a blender until smooth; season with salt and pepper. Add some of the reserved water a couple of tablespoons at a time to thin the dip as needed. Alternately, put the ingredients into a deep bowl or pot and blend with an immersion blender until smooth.
  5. If you want to try some variations, blend any of the suggested additions into the dip. Roasted beetroot will add a beautiful pink color. Caramelized onions can be blended into the dip or served on top.
Mealthy tip:

You can cook the beans with fresh thyme in place of the rosemary for a slightly different flavor. Cannellini have a great taste and texture for blending, but try your favorite white bean, too.


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Jacqulyne de Jardins says:

Served this with some celery and pita chips. Great snack in between meals.

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Katie Hason says:

I really liked this white bean dip. I used dry cannellini beans and they were really good. I added parsley, paprika, and onion for my mix ins.