Healthy White Bean Dip for #FootballFoods

  • Yield: 4 appetizer servings 1x


  • 1 can (15 ounces) cannellini beans
  • Olive oil
  • 46 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • About 1/2 bunch fresh sage leaves, roughly chopped
  • 24 teaspoons lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste


  1. Drain and rinse the beans well. Place in a small saucepan with enough olive oil to just cover (optional: add a bit of salt).
  2. Simmer over medium-low heat for 15 minutes. After 10 minutes, add the garlic.
  3. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the beans and garlic to a food processor. Blend until smooth, adding some of the cooking oil if needed.
  4. Return the olive oil to medium-high heat. Fry the sage for about 30 seconds or until just crispy, then drain on a paper towel.
  5. Stir red pepper, sage, and lemon juice into beans. Adjust with salt, pepper, and additional lemon juice to taste.
  6. Serve warm with baby carrots, celery sticks, and baked tortilla chips.