Herby white bean dip recipe

  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins
  • 205 calories / serving
  • Healthy
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A creamy dip made from cannellini beans that's perfect for dunking pitta breads and carrots. Your kids will love this aromatic snack that's packed with garlic and lemon. 

  1. In a small food processor, whizz the beans, crushed garlic, olive oil, lemon zest and 1 tbsp lemon juice until smooth.
  2. Season to taste. Pulse the basil to combine.
  3. Serve with toasted pitta strips for dunking, if you like.

Tip: To make healthy "chips” to go with this dip, cut 2 wholemeal pitta breads horizontally into two thin pieces. Then cut into wedges. Brush with a little olive oil, place on a baking sheet and cook for 10-12 minutes in a preheated gas 5, 190°C, fan 170°C oven, until crisp. 

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  • Ingredients

  • 1 x 400g can cannellini beans, washed and drained
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ lemon, zested and juiced
  • small handful basil leaves, chopped
  • pitta bread, cut into strips
  • Energy 860kj 205kcal 10%
  • Fat 9g 13%
  • Saturates 1g 7%
  • Sugars 1g 2%
  • Salt 0.4g 7%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 22.3g Protein 7.5g Fibre 6g


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