Balsamic Bean Dip With Fresh Veggies

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

Source: Bon Appétit magazine, February 2008 issue

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (15 ounce) cancannellini white kidney beans, drained
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar, plus extra for drizzling
  • oil, from jar sun-dried tomato
  • assorted crudites
  • pita bread, cut into wedges


  1. Puree beans, olive oil, and 1 tablespoon vinegar in processor until smooth.
  2. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Transfer to bowl.
  4. Drizzle with tomato oil and a few drops of vinegar.
  5. Serve with crudités and pita wedges.
Most Helpful

Wordeful!!! I served it as a dip with some fresh vegetables (excellent with carrots and cucumber) and some pita bread crispy. I also used it as a spread in a tortilla for my lunch with some cheeses. Wordeful both ways. I also doubled the balsamic! Thanks for a wordeful recipe!

katia July 23, 2008

Absolutely divine Sarah! I made this as posted and sprinkled parsley on top, served it with cucumber sticks, pita bread and radishes for lunch today. Made for Whine ande Cheese Gang and ZWT6. Tarty:-)

French Tart June 09, 2010

Loved this dip so much that it barely made it to Friday night drinks at work. I always think of cannellini beans as being on the bland side, but this dip certainly lets it shine. I made a double batch, but did not double the oil...trying to be righteous! I garnished with tomato oil and dried chives, as the ones in the garden were finished. My work colleagues thank you. Me too! Yummo!

Leggy Peggy May 05, 2012