Make this healthy white bean dip recipe with just a few minutes and minimal ingredients. I love to serve this dip with naan bread, cucumbers or celery.
Healthy White Bean Dip With Rosemary and Lemon
Making this healthy dip recipe is so easy. And it’s made with all natural, real ingredients. There are no preservatives or processed items.Jump to Recipe
This dip is a crowd pleaser. While it may look like hummus, it tastes very different. Rosemary and lemon are always a happy combination and they bring a fresh flavor to this healthy appetizer.
Tips for Making Healthy White Bean Dip
You can make this healthy white bean dip in the food processor or in a blender. If using a blender, I would suggest something powerful like a Vitamix.
This white bean dip is made using cannellini beans which are white navy beans. These beans give the dip a creamy texture that is different from hummus. And the rosemary and lemon give this a bright, fresh twist that pairs perfectly with so many different vegetables or crackers.
Because different brands of beans are salted to different degrees, you may have to adjust the amount of salt you add. I suggest starting with 1/2 tsp and adding more to taste. I used S&W brand cannellini beans for this recipe and the 1/2 tsp salt was perfect. And depending on what you serve your dip with, you may want to reduce the salt if you are serving with something salty, like crackers.
Now let’s talk about texture. Depending on how long you blend or mix your dip, you can achieve different textures. I like to have a little bit of a chunkier dip, so I pulse it in the food processor for about a minute. It is smooth, but still has some small bean pieces. But, if you prefer a smoother dip, just blend it a bit longer until you get your desired consistency.
What To Serve With White Bean Dip
I love to eat this healthy white bean dip with mini cucumbers. And really any vessel that gets that fresh flavorful dip in my mouth works. But, here are a few suggestions that we love:
- Bell Peppers
- Pita Chips
- Naan Bread
You get the idea. Anything that enhances the flavors of this dip works. If you are going to serve the dip with something salted, like chips or crostinis, you may want to reduce the amount of salt in the recipe a tad.
I also think this would be delicious as a base served with grilled white fish and arugula salad. But that’s a recipe for another day!
How To Store Homemade Cannellini Bean Dip
You can store this healthy white bean dip in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.
I like to make a batch on the weekend for snacking and to pack in the kids’ school lunches. I put a few pretzels and carrots with it and the kids love it.
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Healthy White Bean Dip
- 1 food processor or blender
- 2 cans Cannelini Beans 15.5 oz cans
- zest of 1/2 lemon
- juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1 tbsp fresh rosemary roughly chopped
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- freshly cracked pepper
- In the bowl of your food processor, place the beans, rosemary and juice and zest of 1/2 lemon.
- Pulse until roughly combined. Add olive oil, salt and pepper. Pulse again until you get your desired consistency. I like to have a bit of texture to my bean dip, but you can pulse it until smooth and creamy.
- Pour into a bowl and top with a sprig of fresh rosemary (optional) and freshly cracked pepper. You can also drizzle a bit of olive oil on top as I have here.
- Serve with naan bread, vegetables or a baguette.