This is the ultimate healthy bean dip. It is so easy, in fact it does not get much easier then this for a delicious homemade dip for you and your friends. White bean dip consists of cannellini beans, parsley, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice. All you really need is a large food processor and 5 minutes of your time.
If you are doing a lot of cooking, having dinner parties, or just friends over you probably already have these ingredients on hand which is why this is so easy to throw together last minute. I am still thinking about some of the questionable choices for foods I made over the holidays, as are most of us. This really isn’t one of those things though because it feels very light, your guests will love it.
I made this white bean dip on Christmas Day to bring over for everyone to enjoy. I think this recipe gets better as it sits for a few hours so you can definitely make it a head and then just take it out of the refrigerator when you are ready to serve. This white bean dip comes from the Food Network website and is made by Giada De Laurentiis, she made it in her EveryDay Italian TV Show as well. I love a lot of her recipes but this may be my new favorite. The only change I made to her recipe was probably using more garlic because I think it adds a good flavor.
You could serve this white bean dip with home made pita chips, store bought, carrots, celery, cucumbers, even pretzels. The list goes on because it is very versatile.
What you need: (You probably have most of it sitting in your kitchen)
- 1 (15 ounce can) cannenelli beans drained and rinsed
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1/3 cup of olive oil
- 1/4 cup of loosely packed Italian parsley leaves
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
What to do:
Place the beans, garlic, lemon juice, 1/3 cup of olive oil, parsley, salt, pepper, and oregano in a food processor. Pulse until coarsely chopped. Taste and season with salt and pepper then move to a serving bowl.