Cannellini Bean, Lemon & Thyme Dip

Cannellini Bean, Lemon & Thyme Dip recipe by Kenwood New Zealand

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  • Recipe difficulty: Easy
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  • Serves: Up to 6 people
  • Recipe course: Soups and starters

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For easy entertaining, create this tasty dip in moments with the Kenwood Liquidiser – it’s fast, efficient and fabulous!

Enjoy this easy-to-make healthy starter with fresh vegetable crudités. Or try it as a tasty TV nibble, a casual snack to enjoy for a girls night in, or to have with drinks when friends pop round.

Serves: 4-6

Tools: Kenwood Liquidiser


  1. Tip the cannellini beans into the liquidiser and add the garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, soft cheese and thyme leaves.
  2. Season with freshly ground black pepper.
  3. Blend for 15-20 seconds until smooth.
  4. Transfer to a serving dish, then cover and chill until ready to serve.

To serve

  1. Remove the dip from the refrigerator about 20 minutes before you want to eat it – it tastes better at room temperature.
  2. Drizzle a little olive oil over the dip, then garnish with a few olives and fresh thyme sprigs.
  3. Serve with fresh vegetable crudités.

Cook’s tip: Use butter beans as an alternative to cannellini beans.


  • 410g can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 large garlic clove, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp finely grated lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 200g (7oz) tub low fat soft cheese
  • 1 tbsp fresh soft thyme leaves
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Drizzle of olive oil, olives and fresh thyme sprigs, to garnish
  • Fresh vegetable crudités, to serve

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