White Bean and Herb Dip

(from clair’s recipe box)

Source: http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/white-bean-dip-with-herbs

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 0 minutes
Serves 8 people

Categories: Appetizers, Sides


  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed but left whole
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped rosemary
  • Two 19-ounce cans cannellini beans, drained (or any white beans)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Salt
  • Cayenne pepper


  1. In a medium skillet, heat 1/4 cup of the olive oil until shimmering. Add the garlic, sage and rosemary and cook over moderately high heat, stirring, until fragrant and the garlic is just beginning to brown, about 1 minute. Take out the garlic and discard. Add the beans and toss to coat.

  2. Transfer the cannellini beans to a food processor. Add the water, season with salt and cayenne and process to a fairly smooth puree. Transfer the dip to a small serving bowl, drizzle the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil on top and serve with pita chips.

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