Randy Mayor
8 servings (serving size: 1/4 cup)

This Mediterranean-inspired appetizer offers a little extra protein, heart-healthy monounsaturated fat, and fiber. Serve with cut-up vegetables or toasted pita wedges.

How to Make It

Place first 5 ingredients in a food processor; process until smooth. With processor on, slowly add oil through food chute. Stir in salt and black pepper.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Dh2angel's Review

September 04, 2011
This is a great healthy snack option. It is better if you add 2 teaspoons of balsamic vinegar instead of 1. This is a great potluck item served with tostito's lime chips. Also tastes great with baby carrots and celery sticks.

charoulli's Review

July 29, 2012
Tasted great. Making it again.

Lopo77's Review

September 09, 2012

danube66's Review

July 06, 2009
Absolutely fantastic! Quick and simple, delicious and healthy! The only changes I made were using garbanzo beans instead of cannelloni, and I added two extra garlic cloves. I'll be definitely making this again, and again, and again...

Cooking78's Review

January 16, 2009
I love this recipe. It is super easy to make and tastes fantastic. I add a bit more red pepper and basil than it calls for just so it has more of a punch to it. The trick is to make it ahead of time so all the flavors can come together. It is also super easy to make. It would also be a good topping for a healthy pizza.

SingingGourmand's Review

September 30, 2013
This was very good, but needed a few changes. After making it exactly to the recipe, I added more garlic and pepper, plus some smoked paprika. Next time I'll add lemon juice to brighten the flavor as suggested by another reviewer.

JudithInBklyn's Review

September 05, 2011
Extremely easy to make and it's so tasty! The flavors are so fresh. We served with whole wheat pita chips.

Ribthom's Review

August 23, 2010
I followed the recipe and the dip came out really good. I needed something quick for a social I was attending. Very easy and everyone enjoyed it (and even asked for the recipe). The fresh basil really adds to the flavor.

NSG8590's Review

July 21, 2014

MinnesotaMom's Review

January 05, 2012
I made this dip this evening when looking for satisfying lo-cal snacks and had everything in the pantry with the exception of fresh basil. I substituted dried basil leaves, increased the balsamic vinegar to 2 teaspoons and was very liberal with the garlic. I also used a 19 ounce can of cannellini beans because that's what I had on hand. The texture was perfect. Highly recommend.