Here we are, many of us in the final days of holiday preparations. With mile-long to-do lists, lack of sleep (just me?) and a general sense of frenzy, having a healthy balanced diet may have dropped lower on your list of priorities. It is especially easy to simply grab something from the packages of cookies and sweets that seem to be everywhere you turn. This garlic rosemary white bean dip is one of my absolute favorite options for healthy snacking. It is packed full of flavor, takes just a few minutes to make and with only a handful of ingredients, its simplicity is everything.

Keep this around along with an assortment of fresh veggies and you’ll be far less likely to reach for cookies or candy. This would be a great thing to bring to any holiday gathering as well to bring some balance to the inevitable sugar overload. My family eats this like it’s going out of style and once you try it, you’ll understand why!

Side note: This recipe comes from my wonderful friends Alex and Sonja of A Couple Cooks. They have recently started their own podcast and last week I was honored to be a guest on the show in Episode 7! If you’ve ever wondered what I sound like, here’s your chance to find out. Check out the episode here where we discuss everything from balanced eating, DIY foods, and boy band crushes. And be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on the rest of their awesome shows. Enjoy!

  • Yield about 2-3 cups


  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp. fresh rosemary leaves
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • 3 cups cooked cannellini beans (or 2 15 oz. cans, rinsed and drained)
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 5-6 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • Freshly ground pepper


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    In the bowl of a food processor, combine the garlic and rosemary leaves. Pulse until finely minced. Add in the salt, beans and water, and pulse briefly again, scraping down the sides, until the mixture is coarsely pureed. With the food processor running, add the olive oil through the feed tube. Once incorporated, scrape down the sides of the bowl, process 2-3 minutes longer until the dip is fluffy and smooth. Season to taste with freshly ground pepper and additional salt, if needed. Serve.