Monday, September 8, 2014

White Bean Dip with Parmesan and Sage

Would you believe before I tried this recipe I had never heard of Cannellini beans, much less knew what they were?

I stood in the grocery, checking out the canned beans until I finally found them.

I found out the following trivia

  • They are a member of the kidney bean family
  • They are mistaken for great northern beans frequently
  • They are available canned or dried all year long
  • They have a fluffy, yet smooth texture when cooked
Now that I am familiar, I will be using them more often. Cannellini beans are a great source of iron and we could always use more of that in our diet!


1 (15 oz) Can cannellini beans (drained and rinsed)

¼ Cup firmly packed finely grated parmesan cheese

3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

1 Clove garlic (minced)

¼ Tsp kosher salt

⅛- ¼ Tsp cayenne pepper

1 Tbsp finely chopped fresh sage leaves

1 Tbsp minced chives


1. In food processor, combine beans, cheese, oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and cayenne pepper

2. Puree until smooth

3. Add sage and pulse to combine
4. Serve with pita bread, pretzels, or vegetables

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Recipe adapted from Cookin Canuck


  1. Your recipe sounds great! I have sage and chives in my garden and will certainly try this!

  2. Mmm parmesan and sage, this dip sounds super flavorful!

  3. I am a big fan of cannellini beans, the Parmesan and sage sound wonderful! I would be honored if you would stop by and share at Foodie Fridays. The party begins Thursday, 9pm EST. Hope to see you there.

    1. Thrilled you stopped by at Foodie Fridays. Hope to see you there again this week. Pinning.

  4. Sounds simple enough. I think the only bean dip that I've enjoyed is hummus. Pinned! Thank you for linking up with Creative Style Linkup! Have a blessed weekend!

    Your co-host, April

  5. Delicious I am fan of Cannelini beans, this dip sounds great. thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop. pinning.

  6. I recently tried a white bean hummus and loved it. Love the recipe! This recipe looks like one we will try! Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party! See you next week.

  7. This sounds delicious! I pinned it so I can try it soon!

    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

  8. I have a cannellini bean hummus recipe that I love! This looks great too! I love all the flavors. Thanks for sharing it with us at Foodie Fridays!

  9. I can't wait to try this delicious dip! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen