White Bean Dip Recipe

White Bean Dip Recipe
Staff Writer
Dips
Alberto Peroli
Dips

This dip can be made in minutes and is also great as the recipe is made up of ingredients from the pantry. Serve with pita crisps.

Ingredients

  • Two 15-ounce cans cannellini beans (or another white bean) or 1 pound soaked beans once drained and rinsed
  • 2 teaspoons paprika, plus a little extra for sprinkling
  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed (optional)
  • Coarse sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

In a food processor, combine the cannellini beans, paprika, olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic (if using). Whizz until you reach a smooth consistency. Season with salt and pepper and whiz again for 20 seconds. Scoop the white bean dip into a serving bowl and lightly sprinkle some paprika over the top.

White Bean Shopping Tip

Legumes are high in a number of nutrients, especially protein and fiber – filling you up with relatively few calories.

White Bean Cooking Tip

Beans are done when they can be easily mashed with a fork – make sure to test a few in case they have not cooked evenly.