Food & Recipes

White Bean Dip

by Kim Laidlaw

White Bean Dip

This protein-packed dip, made with cannellini beans, makes a filling lunch or snack on the go. For more kid-friendly recipes, pick up Baby & Toddler on the Go.


1 can (15 oz/470 g) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
½ small shallot, chopped
¼ teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil

In a blender or food processor, combine the beans, shallot, thyme, lemon juice, and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Blend until smooth, occasionally scraping down  the sides. With the machine running, slowly pour in the oil. Blend until the mixture is very smooth. Add a little water if necessary to thin the mixture slightly.

Dip It: Try cooked asparagus spears, baby carrot sticks, or sugar snap peas; cooked polenta bites; or multigrain crackers.

Store It: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Pack It: Pack the dip and dippers in separate covered containers.