Monday, July 12, 2010

White Bean Dip

Call me weird, but I love beans. Back in the day when we were a super broke family we would eat beans and rice for dinner at least three times a week. If we were lucky and money was okay we would get hot dogs with the beans. Good times. Now that I am all grown up and once again super broke, I often enjoy beans and rice for dinner.

I first had this dip when I briefly worked for a caterer here in Texas. It is wicked easy to make, and a welcome addition to any party. I made this at our summer home had a few bites...walked away for a few minutes and returned to an empty bowl...vultures...they are all vultures...I swear sometimes they act like they have never eaten food before.

White Bean and Sage dip

2 cans drained Cannellini beans (or any white bean you can find at the store)
olive oil
3 TBS chopped fresh Sage

1 1/2 TBS chopped fresh garlic

1/4 tsp salt

pinch of cayenne pepper

In medium saute pan heat about 2 TBS olive oil. Add chopped sage and cook for about two minutes over medium heat. Add garlic and saute 30 seconds. Add drained beans and cook 1-2 minutes. Add salt and Cayenne pepper and stir to combine. Remove from heat and place in food processor, add 3 TBS olive oil and process until smooth. Add additional salt if you like...I usually do, but I like salty things. Place in bowl and drizzle with additional oil and chopped sage for garnish. Serve warmed with warm pitas cut into wedges.


  1. Yum! Cannellini beans are da bomb! Will have to try this recipe soon!!

  2. let me know if you do! I love to hear feedback...good or bad : )