Tuscan White Bean Dip

Tuscan White Bean Dip

Serve this simple Tuscan-inspired bean dip with toasted pita chips or fresh veggies for a quick party appetizer or a healthy snack. For a more rustic, chunky texture, pulse the ingredients until roughly chopped into a thick paste. If you have time, make this recipe a few hours ahead or the night before so the ingredients’ flavors have a bit of time to meld together. This recipe makes about six servings.


  • 1 (15-ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup (loosely packed) fresh Italian parsley leaves
  • 1 tablespoon (minced) fresh rosemary
  • pinch red pepper flake (more to taste)
  • salt
  • pepper


Place beans, garlic, lemon juice, 1/3 cup olive oil, parsley, rosemary, and red pepper flake in the work bowl of a food processor. Pulse until smooth. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Transfer bean puree to a bowl and serve.