An awesome alternative to the usual refried beans and tortilla chips. Serve this dip with pita chips or veggie wheat crackers.

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a food processor, combine the cannellini beans, cilantro, garlic, olive oil and lemon juice. Process until smooth, or to your desired consistency. Taste, and season with salt and pepper.

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Nutrition Facts

133.2 calories; 3.5 g protein; 13.7 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 191.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (79)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2008
I love this dip! I followed the modifications of another reviewer (1/2 lemon- juiced 1 Tbsp chopped garlic 1/2 tsp of crushed red pepper & sub 2 TBSP chopped fresh italian parsley for the cilantro)it's out of this world! I follow the WW Core Plan and this fits in great. It's the best served with homemade pita chips but is equally delicious with raw brocoli celery and red pepper. I've already made this 4 times this summer! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/11/2005
I made this last weekend and in my opinion the lemon was overpowering. I'd use less lemon juice (maybe lime juice would be better...?). I added more cilantro and some sugar and then this dip was ok. I'll definitely make this again though. Just with less lemon juice! Read More
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100 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 48
  • 4 star values: 32
  • 3 star values: 15
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2008
I love this dip! I followed the modifications of another reviewer (1/2 lemon- juiced 1 Tbsp chopped garlic 1/2 tsp of crushed red pepper & sub 2 TBSP chopped fresh italian parsley for the cilantro)it's out of this world! I follow the WW Core Plan and this fits in great. It's the best served with homemade pita chips but is equally delicious with raw brocoli celery and red pepper. I've already made this 4 times this summer! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2008
I love this dip! I followed the modifications of another reviewer (1/2 lemon- juiced 1 Tbsp chopped garlic 1/2 tsp of crushed red pepper & sub 2 TBSP chopped fresh italian parsley for the cilantro)it's out of this world! I follow the WW Core Plan and this fits in great. It's the best served with homemade pita chips but is equally delicious with raw brocoli celery and red pepper. I've already made this 4 times this summer! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/04/2007
I make this all the time it is very similar to one that Giada makes on Everyday Italian. I reduce the lemon to 1/2 of a juiced lemon add 2 tablespoons of fresh Italian parsley omit the cilantro 1 tablespoon chopped garlic and 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper. Serve with pita triangles that have been sprinkled with olive oil oregano salt and pepper(both fresh ground from a salt & pepper mill) and then bake the pitas for 8 minutes at 400 degrees. Fabulous with the dip and good for you too! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/28/2005
it tastes great with pita chips but I also think the lemon was to over powering. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2005
Great stuff...a dip that tastes great and is not full of saturated fat. Try it with pita bread that has been cut into triangles and baked with herbs until crisp. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2010
I could eat this with a spoon. It is so so good. I also used parsley instead of the cilantro. I couldn't stop eating it after I tried a bite when I was finished making it. It's really good on the new Townhouse FlatBread Crisp Crackers-we had the Sea Salt and Olive Oil ones here. What a fabulous (and very inexpensive) recipe. I already bought more beans last night to make it again! Thanks for sharing this I love it!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2006
Super easy to make and one of the best dips we've had. This went over wonders with the family. My husband is an Italian chef and raved that this was one of my best yet all his favorite flavors together. This is a keeper!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/11/2005
I made this last weekend and in my opinion the lemon was overpowering. I'd use less lemon juice (maybe lime juice would be better...?). I added more cilantro and some sugar and then this dip was ok. I'll definitely make this again though. Just with less lemon juice! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/09/2007
This is better as a spread for a sandwich or wrap than a party dip. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2010
This is a great dip for celery -- or to stuff the celery with it just use less olive oil. I didn't have any cilantro on me when I decided to make this but I did have chili powder. Turned out great and will definitely make this again. Read More
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