Friday, January 30, 2009

A Noble Dip



My friend Cathy from Noble Pig makes some delicious foods. She also has the gift to gab and is a Martha Stewart type.
She wraps gifts beautifully, makes her own wine, is building a vineyard, does sheet rock and dry wall, is a fabulous baker, has perfect holiday table settings, blah blah blah.

Well, I made her good looking white bean spread the other day and it was delicious! I think the addition of parmesan cheese and scallions really made it more special than your average white bean dip. Leave it to Cath to jazz it up.

Cathy's White Bean Dip

1 can of cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
1/4 chopped scallions
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/4 good olive oil
1 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
2 garlic cloves (I used only 1, because I am not a fan of RAW garlic)
salt & pepper

Mix all ingredients and pulse in a food processor until smooth.
Drizzle with some good olive oil and garnish with chopped scallions and a sprig of rosemary!



The second time I made this dip I added frizzled shallots on top for crunch and served with endive spears! Delicious!

This would be a great dip to make for Super Bowl this weekend, a healthier alternative to the usual sour cream & Lipton onion soup dip (I know, I know, it's tradition!).

16 comments:

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Stacey - I'm going to make this dip this weekend. Love the frizzled shallots and endive idea.

Proud Italian Cook said...

Great idea for Super Bowl Sunday! I was already thinking of making your famous artichoke dip too!

kat said...

Yummy! If I didn't have the super bowl menu planned out already this would be on it

Culinarywannabe said...

I just made the Lipton dip this morning!! :) No, no, I'm not proud...

Maria said...

I love white bean dip, yours looks out of this world good!!

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

Cathy does have a brilliant blog.

I like this variation on white bean dip, which is a huge favorite of mine. I like it better than hummus. The parmesan is a nice twist, but I also really like your shallots.

Bob said...

You know, I've never had white bean dip. I'm going to have to try it, it looks awesome!

Daily Spud said...

Two words. Yum and, er, yum :)

The Food Hunter said...

I've been looking all over for a healthier dip to bring to a party this Sunday. This will be perfect and I already have everything for it. Touchdown!

we are never full said...

bet you this would be excellent w/ some roasted garlic in there. we make this but keep it a bit chunkier. like we'll blitz half of it and then smash the other half then mix it all together. bellisimo!

another great thing about noble pig is her great posts about thought provoking stuff. i like how she blends the food world w/ the non food world!

noble pig said...

Okay, noe I have to do the shallot thing...good thinking! I wish I had more!

Thanks for posting it.

SarahB said...

My favorite white bean dip is cannellini beans, ROSEMARY, garlic, lemon, olive oil, S&P in a food processor. You do the math. But this does sound good!

Kim of Stirring the Pot said...

I love bean dips and all the goodies that go with them. Yours looks delish and I will have to try that soon. I have a recipe for some homemade rosemary crackers that would go great with that ....funny because it's actually from Martha Stewart.

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

Yum!

Marc @ NoRecipes said...

I made this a few weeks ago and ate the nearly the whole thing myself. It's the perfect white bean dip.

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