Recipe: Cannellini Bean & Basil Dip

My love for dips is well documented here on I Spy Plum Pie, and I’m always on the lookout for new flavours and combinations. I have made lots of hummus varieties, but use cannellini beans a little less often so it was time to expand my horizons with the humble white bean!

This recipe comes from the always delicious Oh My Veggies, however I upped the garlic and lemon juice quantities as I like my dips extra tangy!

Ingredients List

  • Can of cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1.5tbs olive oil
  • 2 tbs lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves (packed)
  • Salt and pepper to taste



  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blitz until well combined and the basil is finely chopped
  2. Taste and add salt & pepper to taste, blitz briefly to combine
  3. Enjoy!

Cannellini Bean & Basil Dip

When dip is that easy to make I can’t bring myself to buy it anymore – I’m going to try and not buy any pre-made dip this year if I can avoid it, the 2 minutes this takes is definitely quicker than going to the shops!


Are you a fan of extra garlic and lemon in your dips too, or do you prefer the more subtle flavours?  What’s your favourite dip to make at home?

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