Italian White Bean Dip


  • MakesAbout 1 1/2 cups
Italian White Bean Dip

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An Italian twist on hummus, this white bean dip is great with raw veggies or pita crisps.


  • 1 540-mL can white kidney beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

  • 1 garlic clove

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano, crumbled

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

  • 1 tbsp finely chopped parsley


  • In a blender or food processor, combine the beans, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, oregano, salt and pepper. Blend until very smooth. Transfer to a bowl and sprinkle with the chopped parsley.

  • Serve with Italian bread sticks, veggie dippers or pita crisps.

This article was originally published on Mar 01, 2006

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