White Bean Basil Dip

White Bean Basil Dip

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

Calories per serving: 112

Fat per serving: 3 g

White Bean Basil Dip

Can someone please help me rename this dish? It's a big hit at parties, but the name is so lack-luster. This one of my favorite recipes for when I have a bunch of basil I need to cut back before it flowers.


  • 2 Cans of White Beans (Great Northern Beans)
  • 1 Large Bunch of Basil
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1 Lemon's Worth of Juice
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil (use the good stuff)
  • Salt to Taste


  1. The secret to this recipe is thoroughly washing the beans, keep washing until there are no more bubbles, and the canned smell is gone.
  2. Once you've rinsed and drained the beans, add them to a food processor*
  3. Give a rough chop to the basil, I throw in the stems and everything into the dip
  4. Add the lemon juice and salt and blend until smooth
  5. Slowly add olive oil until the dip is rich enough


*An emersion blender works well. If I'm in a hurry to prep for a party, I'll make the dip right in the serving bowl (less clean-up)

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