White Bean, Almond & Rosemary Dip
White Bean Almond & Rosemary Dip- just 5 ingredients to make an elegant dip that’s perfect for entertaining. (vegan + gluten-free)
I’m aware that I made a big deal over nothing the past few days. I got myself all worked up about our photo shoot, worrying and planning everything down to a T…but of course it all worked out fine. I didn’t wake up with an enormous zit on my face or come down with the flu and the weather was absolutely perfect.
Actually, the whole thing was kind of amusing, thanks to Brandon. At one point, the photographer told him to mess up my hair so he started rubbing it like a balloon, attempting to create static. Um yeah, I think she meant mess it up in a sexy way…sigh.
Really, he was such a good sport about it, I can’t complain. I think we got some great shots and I’m excited to see how they turn out.
In other news, I have an incredibly delicious dip for you today!
Now that we’re right in the middle of football season, I find myself looking for easy, yet healthy appetizers to kick back on the couch with while watching the Ags BTHO whoever.
This dip is the perfect solution. It might seem a little fancy for football food but it’s about as simple as it gets. With only five ingredients and less than fifteen minutes, it’s ready to go and it tastes amazing. It’s thick and creamy like hummus, and is bursting with flavor from the toasted almonds and fresh rosemary.
It only took one bite to make feel like I was sitting at a café in Venice, watching the boats go by.
This went great with a fresh sourdough baguette and diced heirloom tomatoes but you could also serve it with crackers or fresh veggies. I think it would be perfect for an appetizer around the holidays too. Just don’t get caught eating it straight from the bowl with a spoon. Nobody likes a double dipper.
White Bean, Almond & Rosemary Dip
Yield: 3 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
- 2 (15-ounce) cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
- 1/4 cup raw almonds
- 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced (about one tablespoon)
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Warm a skillet over medium-high heat then add the almonds. Continue to shake the pan as they toast for about 5 minutes, or until they start to brown. Set aside.
Next, warm the olive oil in the skillet over low heat then add the garlic and rosemary. Sauté just until fragrant then remove from heat.
Place almonds into a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Add the beans and the oil from the pan then continue to process until smooth. Lastly, add a tablespoon of water as needed to thin to desired texture. Sprinkle in salt & pepper to taste then blend to incorporate. Serve with raw vegetables and a nice crusty baguette then enjoy!
Recipe minimally adapted from Vegetarian Times
Did you try this recipe? Please let me know how it turned out by leaving a comment below or sharing a picture on Instagram with the hashtag #makingthymeforhealth. I love hearing your feedback!
This looks awesome! I have some fresh rosemary from our garden and I’ve been wondering what to do with it. I may have to make this over the weekend when I get home!
Okay, you caught me. I am a double dipper BUT ONLY if I know I do not need to share! That means it does not count right? :)
I actually tried a Lima bean dip last night and it was so good! I forgot to ask what’s in it but I couldn’t even imagine recreating the recipe.
Great food styling and can not wait to see the pictures!
I cannot WAIT to see the pictures of you two sexy cats. Um, and whenever I ask Jake to play with my hair (because it feels amazing, right?), he kind of pets me like a dog. Oh, men.
As always, this recipe looks fabulous, and the pictures are gorgeous.
Funny, I just published a post with WIAW eats, and part of it was a white cashew bean dip. I love easy, healthy, yummy dips!
so simple & yet it sounds delicious! easy to whip up for a party!
double dippin’ — heck yes!
This looks delicious. I have made another white bean dip without the almonds and I like the sounds of that addition. Just wondering what would happen to the taste if I used coconut oil. I am trying to use that more in my cooking now that I have learned to love coconut flour!
Congratulations on your engagement!
Hi Carolyn! Thank you! :)
I think it depends on the coconut oil. I find some don’t have as strong of a coconut flavor as others. If you can find one that’s mild, it might not alter the flavor too much.
Big time double dipper here! Just sharing the love. Glad the photo shoot went well :) Can’t wait to see the pics! <–you better post some!!!
I love how this recipe only takes 5 minutes, I’m always looking for quick (but healthy) snacks to make on Sundays!
So glad the photo shoot went well! I love the part about him rubbing your head … haha sounds like something my husband would do. And this dip sounds so good … I like having healthy options on hand during football season too!
Ooh I love a kitty photo shoot! I can’t wait to see how it turned out! This dip sounds delicious! Maybe I’ll use football as an excuse to make it :) Any healthy dip is up my alley!
I never would have thought to put beans and almonds together in a dip – that sounds so good! And I love the rubbing-your-hair story….maybe Brandon just finds balloon-static sexy? :-p
Yum!! This sounds so good, and so versatile! It would be good in a wrap or pita I bet!
It’s not even 7 am here and I’m craving bean dip now!! I’m glad your photo shoot turned out well! I hope you’ll share some pictures with us! I love white bean dips–they’re so creamy and delicious and high in protein. Have a good one!
Nummy nummy! I love how simple this is. Sometimes simple is best. It looks beautiful too!
Glad your photo shoot went well! Love this dip recipe! I would totally spread this on a sandwich. Yum!
This looks seriously perfect! I can just imagine that all these flavors go so well together. Definitely making for an appetizer sometime soon! P.S. So glad your photo shoot turned out well… hope we get to see some shots, especially with your messed-up hair – hah!
This looks amazing! My husband lived in Spain for about a year while we were dating and they’re big into mashed white beans & chorizo there–which we obviously LOVED. Can’t wait to try this!
It is such an exciting time. Glad you had fun taking the engagement photos. This dip recipe looks great too
Oh this sounds good! I’m sure it would make a great dip to go along with football watching Sundays.
I love this! I’m not a double dipper…I’m more of a triple dipper. But hey, at least I own it, right??
Can’t wait to see your photos! I bet they’re gorgeous!
Your recipes seriously make me drool, they all look so so good. And yay for vegan dip since I can’t have the eggs and dairy:)
This looks FANTASTIC, Sarah! Exactly the kind of snackie I love for football games, too – just really quick and last-minute easy but still so delicious! Oh – and on the double-dipping question? No way! (Trust me – once you have kids you’ll swear it off forever, even amongst your closest family – kids are the germiest little things on the face of the planet!!! :D ) I swear by the flip-n-dip technique – perfect compromise!
Bahaha! They are germy little things, aren’t they? I’ll have to remember the flip-n-dip technique, thanks! ;)
What a perfect appetizer, I love how creamy it looks! And the rosemary addition must be spectacular. I want to try it as soon as possible :D
So glad the picture taking went well! I remember feeling really bashful about kissing David in front of our photographer. I kept cracking up when she’d tell us to kiss.
This app looks wonderful. I love white bean dips.
Yeah, the kissing was a little awkward! But the photographer was hilarious. She hid in the bushes to get a good shot with the grass or whatever and she was like, “My job is so weird. I feel like a creeper hiding in the bushes!”. LOL. It was a good time.
haha, love it. Photographers really do have a weird job sometimes. Glad she made you comfortable.
I’m so glad your engagement photo shoot went well- I’m sure that’s such a relief! Also, this recipe looks so delicious, and your photos are beautiful!
Yum! I don’t think there’s anything wrong with eating something that looks fancier than “normal” for football food. White bean dip is one of my faves and I love trying new recipes for it- definitely giving this one a try. I can’t wait to see your pictures! I’m sure they turned out beautiful!
Mmmm YES I love white bean based dips! Isn’t it ironic how zits usually appear on days of big events of photos?? I think we stress them onto our face by worrying about it… haha
That first photo of the dip is stunning and so perfectly styled!! One day you should seriously do a blog post on food styling and photography even if selfishly its just for me ;) hehe
Your photos are going to be stunning I just know it. What Brandon did to your hair sounds exactly like what Nick would do to mine along with other general silliness!
This looks amazing. I would definitely make this. Your photos are just gorgeous. I’m so glad the photo shoot turned out ok! I had a feeling you’d be just fine. I only double dip if it’s me and the Hubs. It’s part of our marriage contract-double dipping is allowed between the two of us.
I’m a quadruple dipper. Heck, half the time I just stick my finger in the bowl. I really hope I still have a can of can. beans in my pantry so I can make this instead of my usual hummus. I plan on doing a bunch of ‘snack plate’ lunches next week so this will be the perfect addition! :D
I’m totally making this dip! Thanks for the recipe lady!
Looks can be deceiving. The texture looks smooth, like hummus, but this turned out thick/chunky and dry. The mixture did not blend well in a food processor even with some olive oil to moisten it. I was not a fan of the flavor combination and neither was my husband.
Hi Jen, I’m sorry you weren’t a fan of the recipe but it sounds like something wasn’t right because this dip does have a smooth texture. And the flavor is mostly from almonds and rosemary so I’m baffled as to why you wouldn’t like it knowing those were the main ingredients.
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