I was going to make some hummus today, but I decided to change it up a bit and use cannellini beans.  We have a favorite soup at our house that is basically this exact dip only in soup form.  So, I thought I would try it as a dip.  Delicious!  At least most of us thought so. . .

Natalie loved it (although she did say her breath would smell after she ate it, how does a 5-year old know that?).

Sully had some and then said he was full (which means he didn’t really like it, he’s so sweet).

Amelia thought it pretty good but a bit spicy (I’m thinking it was too much garlic for her).

Dave said he could eat the whole container.

So, make it and decide for yourself!  I will definitely make it again.  Next time I bet Amelia and Sully will love it and Natalie won’t.  That’s the way it seems to go.

I used canned cannellini beans, but you could definitely make your own white beans.  I buy Eden Foods because they use BPA-free cans, but of course, making your own would be even better.

cannellini beans

This is a great dip that literally takes a couple minutes to make.


  • Two cans cannellini beans (1 drained and rinsed, 1 including liquid)
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • About 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.

white beans

bean dip

Because I used freshly ground salt and pepper, I am not exactly sure of how much I added.  Just add a little at a time and adjust as needed.

salt and pepper


white bean hummus