White Bean Dip

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I love a homemade dip better than any store bought dip. This is a fabulous quick and easy dip for when you have people coming round and can be made ahead of time. Beans give that beautiful creamy texture and taste without having to add any cream or yoghurt to the dip itself. The simple yet amazing flavours will go hand in hand with crackers, sourdough, focaccia or cut up vegetable sticks.

White Bean Dip

Cooking Time: 10 minutes | Serves: 2-4 people


  • 400 grams tinned cannellini beans, drain half the brine
  • 1 clove of garlic, sliced
  • Juice of 1/2-1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 2-3 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves, plus a few extra springs for garnishing
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper


    1. Drain half the brine of the canned beans and do not rinse the beans.
    2. Place all ingredients in a food processor and pulse or process on low speed for 30 seconds. I like this bean dip to still have some chunkiness to it but if you prefer it smooth, process until the consistency is to your liking.
    3. Place in and airtight container and in the fridge for a couple of hours or overnight prior to serving.
    4. Add some springs of fresh thyme and a drizzle of olive oil when ready to serve. (optional).


      • Can keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
      • Cannellini beans can be replaced with butter beans.
      • If you do not have a food processor you can simply mash the ingredients with a fork. Ensure garlic is crushed.

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