Lemon Rosemary White Bean Dip

Lemon Rosemary White Bean Dip

Good morning, friends! I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend! We went to my mom’s for the weekend and had a great time visiting with family from out of town. I spent most of Saturday afternoon making manicotti shells for our Easter feast. 40 shells. One.At.A.Time. But, it was so worth it because the meal was so delicious!

I also tried to take some photos of some of the desserts we made. Taking photos outside your own home is a little tough. This was especially difficult with my mom and brother trying to help style my photos. “No, Mom, the random pair of decorative Chinese slippers you found in the hutch do not go with my strawberry pie just because they are red.” And, “No, Mike, the mini Cinderella pumpkin carriage does not go with my pie either.” Umm…yeah…

Let’s move to this dip for now. I don’t know about you guys, but I’m a snacker. I also love dip. Hummus is definitely one of my faves. I had a craving for some last week, but I had no chick peas. I did have some white beans though. Why the heck not? This dip is lemony, garlicky, so yummy, and ready in a flash. White beans are perfect for dips because they get all smooth and creamy. Serve the dip with veggies, pretzels, or crackers.

Lemon Rosemary White Bean Dip

Lemon Rosemary White Bean Dip

Ingredients:

  • 1 can white beans, drained (can use cannelini or northern beans)
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2-3 tsp. fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 2 tbs. extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Add the beans, garlic cloves, lemon zest, and lemon juice to the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth. With the machine running, drizzle the olive oil into the bowl. Add in the rosemary and salt and pepper to taste, blend until combined. Add more olive oil if you want a smoother consistency. Transfer to a bowl and serve.
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Lemon Rosemary White Bean Dip

   

56 comments

  1. 40 manicotti shells? Wow, that sounds like a lot of work but I’m sure it was AH-MAZING. And I totally understand about taking pictures outside your comfort zone. It’s hard enough taking pictures at your own “studio” so I could imagine what a challenge it must be to do it outside. But your mom sounds like a hoot – adding the slippers into the picture – LOVE IT!

    I’ve never tried a bean dip but I’d love to try it, especially because I’m constantly snacking on whatever I have in front of me. It’d be a nice change to snack on something healthy!

  2. I have never had a dip with white beans, but this does intrigue. Love the Italian flavors in here. The other bonus it that it comes together fairly quickly. I will need to try this-looks like a delicious change of pace!

  3. LOL… I had to laugh at your mom and brother helping you style photos. I’m not a genius at styling myself… but it drives me crazy when my mother (who helps me cook sometimes) complains how my photo looks and she tries to do it her way and it’s a struggle of wills. I am learning that less is more.. and my mother is still about more being more. :) Okay… back to the dip. I love a good healthy dip too. Your dip looks fabulous and it’s styled perfectly. :)

  4. How interesting, I didn’t think a dip could be made with beans, but it surely looks good!

  5. Lemon + rosemary has to be one of my favorite flavor combos, especially for veggies. This looks amazing!

  6. This sounds like a delicious dip! I love the Mediterranean flavors with the lemon and rosemary.

  7. Hahahahah. My mom was doing the same thing to me yesterday when I was trying to take pictures of martinis at her house. Do you want me to move the cupcakes? What it we put some flowers in the shot? Let’s edit this out….I just kept smiling and saying no thanks, mom. :)

  8. No rosemary for me… but I would love to make this with thyme or basil! :D

  9. Mmm, this looks wonderfully fresh and cool :) A perfect nibbler!

  10. This is exactly the kind of dip I was looking for! Lemon and rosemary together are oh so refreshing!

  11. This looks so yummy!!! Love the white bean and rosemary combo…very tasty AND healthy :)

  12. Wow!! This looks so creamy! I’m ready to dip away!!

  13. Yum…love white beans. I made a dip like this recently and it was gone in an instant!
    Your photo styling woes sound very familiar! lol.

  14. What a great looking spring dip – light, lively and full of aromatic flavours… wonderful!

  15. I make a version of this, but the rosemary idea is new to me–what a great addition for some extra flavor!

  16. I am loving this dip! White beans have always been my favorite and it would be so fragrant with the rosemary! I could imagine many uses for this :)!

  17. I like snacking and I love dips. This looks like a winner. The best creations come about when you are missing an ingredient. Nice switch up with the white beans.

  18. Aw this made me smile. I love the idea of your family helping you take pics. That’s just so adorable. Great dip. Hubs is a big dip lover so I must try this one out for him.

  19. I have never tried making such type of dip but I love the flavor of the rosemary you put in it and looks very appropriate for the season!

  20. White bean dip sounds delicious. The flavours sound very refreshing. A very healthy and yummy dip indeed.

  21. I’m a snacker too! and that dip looks perfect, lemon and rosemary could give the best fragrance and flavor on that, love your idea

    cheers

  22. Your preparation for Easter is great and your lemon Rosemary white dip is really good!

  23. Love this sort of dip. The flavours here, with lemon and rosemary, sound amazing!

  24. That’s funny – I gave up trying to take pictures around anyone else a long time ago because I couldn’t handle the “help.” Hope it was a great day with your family!

  25. Lol, I LOVE the image of all those food styling helpers :) This looks delicious!

  26. Your family sounds like mine when it comes to props and photography :) I love this dip! I’ve been all about hummus lately too, but this looks like the perfect way to switch things up!

  27. I LOVE white bean dip!! Im addicted to the one at Trader Joes!! Ill have to try this for sure!

  28. Ha! Your family sounds like mine when I try to take pictures. Either the kids are trying to sick toys (or their fingers in) or my husband is telling me no, zoom in, no not like that… That’s why I wait until no one is around :) This dip looks really good! I would totally eat the whole thing by myself!

  29. This looks so good, I have to try it :-)

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