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White Bean Dip


A simple, creamy bean dip and a cocktail turn any late-afternoon gathering into happy hour.

  • Servings: 6

Source: Everyday Food, April 2010


  • 2 cans (15.5 ounces each) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper


  1. In a food processor, combine 2 cans (15.5 ounces each) rinsed and drained, 3 tablespoons 1 to 2 tablespoons and cup water. Process until smooth, adding more water if necessary. Add 2 teaspoons finely chopped and pulse until combined. Season with and Transfer to a serving bowl and drizzle with a little oil.

Cook's Notes

Pair the dip with crunchy baguette slices: Slice a baguette 1/2 inch thick, brush with olive oil, and cook in a 350-degree oven until lightly toasted.

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  • cmook8
    26 DEC, 2016
    White Bean Dip: Very bland and recipe was not edited and missed words in directions. I had much else to do and didn't have time to doctor it up so it still sits in my fridge. :( I had also done the red pepper dip and it was great! A favorite by all, so 50/50 wasn't so bad. But I put much faith in MS recipes and the bean dip was very disappointing since I've had really good ones in the past.
  • Lauren O
    2 DEC, 2013
    I agree with the other reviewers that this is a very bland recipe and needs extra seasonings. I used probably 3-4 tsp of minced garlic, doubled the rosemary and black pepper, and added some pizza seasoning (dried red pepper, and other Italian seasonings). It tasted great once I did that and let it sit so the flavors could meld for a few hours. Served very well with a baguette as recommended.
  • olutwick
    22 NOV, 2010
    I agree. I tasted mine when it was "done" and decided it was far from it- I added more rosemary as well as some roasted garlic. Those additions made it delish!
  • sbjohnston
    23 OCT, 2010
    I have to say that this was just okay. It lacked a bit of flavor. I made it for a potluck and it went largely untouched. I would say to experiment a bit with some additional herbs to take the flavor up a notch.