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Rosemary White Bean Dip

This Rosemary White Bean Dip is a perfect easy appetizer recipe. Full of quick roasted garlic, fresh herbs, and zippy lemon juice, it’s a satisfying snack with vegetables or crackers. Top with roasted red peppers and pine nuts!

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How can I roast garlic quickly?

I love the flavor of roasted garlic but almost never want to turn my oven on for an hour to make it. I recently learned an easy tip for an imitation that works very well in this dip recipe.

First, add your unpeeled garlic cloves to a skillet over medium heat. Then, let cook for 8-10 minutes, rotating now and then so that the sides blacken in spots. Finally, remove from the heat, let cool, and slip the garlic right out of the peel. 

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How to Make White Bean Dip

After making your “roasted” garlic, this process is very simple. Add your garlic, white beans, rosemary, lemon, sea salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes. While the food processor is running, slowly stream in some olive oil to achieve a very smooth consistency. That’s it!

How long does bean dip last?

This Rosemary White Bean Dip will keep for about a week in the fridge, making it perfect for prepping ahead.

hand dipping toast into vegan bean dip

What to Serve with Rosemary White Bean Dip

  • Toasted bread: Slice a baguette or loaf of bread into small rounds or strips, coat with a bit of olive oil, and broil for 5-10 minutes, flipped to ensure and even browning. Sprinkle with salt before serving.
  • Fresh vegetables: I enjoy broccoli, carrot sticks, and bell pepper slices.
  • Crackers: Something like a Triscuit or Wheat Thin would be a classic pairing choice here.

I hope you enjoy this rosemary white bean dip recipe! Be sure to let me know on Instagram or in the comments if you give it a try.

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Rosemary White Bean Dip


  • Author: Emily
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This Rosemary White Bean Dip is a perfect easy appetizer recipe. Full of quick roasted garlic, fresh herbs, and zippy lemon juice, it’s a satisfying snack with vegetables or crackers. Top with roasted red peppers and pine nuts! This recipe is easily halved if you don’t have all of the ingredients or are preparing for a smaller number of people. 


Ingredients

Scale
  • 3 large cloves of garlic, skin on
  • 2 cans or 3 cups of cooked white beans (Navy or Cannellini work well, avoid chickpeas)
  • 3 sprigs of rosemary, leaves removed from woody stem and minced
  • Juice from one half of lemon
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • Few cranks of pepper
  • .75 tsp crushed red pepper flakes, optional
  • One half cup olive oil, divided
  • Roasted red pepper* and pine nuts for topping, optional

Instructions

  1. To “quick roast” your garlic, place full cloves in a skillet over medium heat. Let blacken a bit on each side, cooking for 8-10 minutes in total. Let cool and carefully slip garlic out from skin, discarding skin. The garlic will be more slippery and should have a roast-y aroma.
  2. Add garlic to a food processor along with white beans, minced rosemary, lemon juice, sea salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes if using. Turn processor on and begin to slowly stream olive oil into the mixture until a very smooth consistency is achieved. You may not use the entire half cup of oil.
  3. Serve dip warm or cool with a drizzle of olive oil, some roasted red pepper, more herbs, and pine nuts.

Notes

  • I did not have actual roasted red pepper on hand when I made this, so just sautéed red pepper until soft. It still was a nice complement.
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: One tenth of recipe
  • Calories: 174 calories
  • Sugar: 0.3 g
  • Sodium: 446 mg
  • Fat: 11.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.6 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 8.6
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 14.8 g
  • Fiber: 5.8 g
  • Protein: 4.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: dip, rosemary, white bean

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This Rosemary White Bean Dip is a perfect easy appetizer recipe. Full of quick roasted garlic, fresh herbs, and zippy lemon juice, it's a satisfying snack with vegetables or crackers. Top with roasted red peppers and pine nuts!

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Hi, I'm Emily! Garlic Head is a plant-based recipe website for all eaters who want to easily, affordably, and sustainably incorporate more vegetables into their diets. My recipes focus on entertaining-style cuisine, perfect for celebrating all of life's little moments! Meet me here.

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