Recipe: Rosemary & Parsley Cannellini Bean Dip

Another week, another dip here on I Spy Plum Pie! This one is a new favourite here at ISPP HQ as it works equally well served with crudités and crackers, or as a spread to make even the most simple sandwich a whole lot tastier! It makes a nice change from hummus as well! So here we go, my rosemary & parsley cannellini bean dip!

As always, homemade dips are so much easier, cheaper and tastier than the store bought options – plus, you can control exactly what goes in them! No preservatives, no unnecessary ingredients and you can flavour them just the way you like them!

Rosemary & Parsley Cannellini Bean Dip

Ingredients List

  • 2tbs rosemary
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 cans cannellini beans
  • 1/4 cup parsley
  • Juice and zest of 1/2 lemon
  • Salt & pepper

Steps

  1. Roughly chop the parsley and mince the garlic
  2. Combine with the oil in a small pan and cook for a few minutes, until the garlic is just starting to change colour, remove from the heat
  3. Put the beans in your food processor and blitz briefly to break them down
  4. Roughly chop the parsley and add to the beans with the lemon juice and zest and the oil with the rosemary and garlic
  5. Blitz until combined and smooth, taste and season with salt and pepper
  6. Enjoy!

Rosemary Parsley Cannellini Bean Dip

Easy as that! Toasting the garlic and rosemary in the oil helps to really infuse the flavour, making it shine through a little more than if you just add it straight into the food processor. It adds a few minutes to the preparation (and one more dish to clean!) but I think it’s definitely worth the effort.

I love how creamy this dip is, cannellini beans make such a great base for the dip and given they aren’t strong on flavour themselves they really let the other flavours shine through. Deeeelicious!

Rosemary & Parsley Cannellini Bean Dip

Rosemary & Parsley Cannellini Bean Dip

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10 Comments on Recipe: Rosemary & Parsley Cannellini Bean Dip

  1. Maxabella
    March 14, 2015 at 10:14 am (5 years ago)

    I made a bean dip for a friend’s party last night and it was rather bland. I wish I’d found your recipe sooner! I’ll pin it for next time. Thanks Liz. x
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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      March 16, 2015 at 11:09 am (5 years ago)

      Boo, a day too late, sorry! Hopefully this one is more appealing next time!

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  2. Nicole - Champagne and Chips
    March 14, 2015 at 7:41 pm (5 years ago)

    This looks so good! I’ve never thought to use beans in dip but it adds that extra burst of health. I really must start making dip more often
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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      March 16, 2015 at 11:10 am (5 years ago)

      Yep, beans make such good dip bases – creamy, healthy & filling!

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  3. merilyn
    March 14, 2015 at 8:02 pm (5 years ago)

    love it, thanks liz!
    I love a bean dip … also I add butter beans and call it a two bean mix!
    basically the same! love m:)X

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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      March 16, 2015 at 11:10 am (5 years ago)

      Sounds delish Merilyn!

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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      March 25, 2015 at 7:06 pm (5 years ago)

      Thanks Malinda!

      Reply
  4. Lucy @ Bake Play Smile
    March 22, 2015 at 8:38 pm (5 years ago)

    Yum!! This is a new dip for me to try. It sounds delish! Now I just need some yummy sourdough and a glass of wine! Happy Fabulous Foodie Fridays xx
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    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      March 25, 2015 at 7:06 pm (5 years ago)

      That sounds like a perfect pairing to me!

      Reply

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