Cannellini Dip

White beans pair with sun-dried tomatoes, basil, and parmesan for a smooth and delicious dip. Try it with fresh veggies, bread, or pita!


2 cup

Prep time:

2 minutes

Total Time:

5 minutes

Good For:



About this Recipe

Dips play a big part in Mediterranean fare, and this white bean dip has a sturdy base thanks to the nutrient-packed beans, but also a big burst of flavor with familiar Italian flavors like basil, parmesan, and sun-dried tomatoes. Lemon juice brightens the mixture, and a touch of salt will heighten the flavors.

But how to eat this delicious cannellini bean dip? You can boost your healthy intake by dipping your choice of fresh veggies in it; broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, bell pepper slices. It also pairs perfectly with pita crackers (I’m especially fond of it with Town House’s Mediterranean Herb flavor!) or a few slices of baguette.



  • 1 15-oz can cannellini beans (white beans), drained and rinsed
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 4-5 sun dried tomatoes packed in oil (to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil or 1 tablespoon basil paste, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  1. Combine all ingredients to a blender or food processor.
  2. Process until beans are all broken up and the mixture is the consistency of hummus.
  3. Add more seasoning to suit your tastes, as necessary.
  4. Serve with pita chips, fresh veggies, or on hearty bread like a baguette.

From the Books

This Italian side would have been enjoyed by the families in Shadowed Loyalty.

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