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Cannellini bean dip

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 1
Dietary Vegetarian
From Ready Steady Cook


  1. Heat the oil in a pan; add the garlic and rosemary and sauté for 1-2 minutes.

  2. Pour into a food processor and add the beans, salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste, sesame oil, Tabasco sauce and vinegar. Blend together to form a smooth paste, adding extra olive oil, if necessary.

  3. Transfer the mixture to a serving bowl and serve the toasted breads alongside.


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 250g/9oz tinned cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp sesame oil
  • dash Tabasco sauce
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • toasted ciabatta, to serve

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