White Bean Dip Recipe | A Tasty Appetizer for Parties

    bowl of white bean next to veggies and crackers

    This white bean dip recipe will yield a light and rustic dip that easily stands out as a tasty appetizer in your party spread. You can serve this creamy concoction with whole-grain bread, crudites, or pita chips.

    We love this white bean dip because of its fantastic flavor. Not only do cannellini beans have great flavor, but the garlic and fresh rosemary used in this dip really make this white bean dip recipe a winner.

    You can easily use canned cannellini beans to make this a quick and easy dip to prepare if you don’t want to cook dry beans. The choice is completely up to you and won’t make a difference in the end result.

    If you’re looking for a vegetarian meal, you could even use this white bean dip recipe as a spread in a sandwich. It’s hearty enough to satiate you and tasty enough to satisfy your palate!


    Cook time: 10 minutes
    Prep time: 10 minutes
    Idle time:


    1. In a medium saucepan, bring the vegetable stock, garlic, and rosemary to a boil over medium-high heat until the rosemary and garlic are soft, about 5 minutes.
    2. Once hot, add the beans and reduce heat. Simmer over low heat until beans soften, 4 to 6 minutes.
    3. Add the lemon juice and zest, salt, and pepper and stir to combine.
    4. With an immersion blender or food processor, purée until smooth, about 5 to 10 seconds.
    5. Serve immediately, or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 or 5 days.

    Additional information

    Recipe adapted from ourhenhouse.org

    Updated by Beeta Hashempour on 5/22/2018

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