Side Servings

Warm cannellini bean dip with parsnip chips

25 minutes
15–20 minutes

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  • 2 x 400 g cans cannellini beans
  • Fresh green chilli 1, chopped
  • Garlic 2 cloves, crushed
  • Lemon ½, juiced
  • 2 T extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Purple king beans or fine green beans, rinsed and sliced, for serving
  • Parsnips 8, rinsed

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Drain and mash the cannellini beans with the chilli, garlic, lemon juice, 2 t olive oil and seasoning, then blend roughly using a hand-held blender.

Spoon the mixture into an ovenproof dish and bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until warmed through.

Season with black pepper and drizzle over 1 t olive oil. Serve topped with sliced king or fine green beans, with a helping of parsnip crisps on the side.

To make the parsnip crisps, run the blade of a vegetable peeler along the length of the parsnips to create long ribbons. Arrange on a baking tray, drizzle with the remaining olive oil and toss to evenly coat. Sprinkle with sea salt and bake for 10 minutes a side, or until crisp and golden.

Cook’s note: Add a few marinated artichokes before blending to bulk up the bean dip, and, when ready to serve, drizzle over some pomegranate molasses.

Hannah Lewry

Recipe by: Hannah Lewry

Woolworths TASTE’s Food Editor is passionate about conjuring up fresh ideas for fast and easy dishes that taste as great as they look. Turn to her expertise for everything from time-saving mid-week food to lazy weekend meals. You’ll have a lot of fun in the kitchen while you’re about it.

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