Easy to make and healthy, this cannellini bean, olive, garlic and parsley dip is healthy and tastes great!


  • 410g can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 12 stuffed green olives, roughly chopped
  • 4tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

To serve:

  • Baby carrots/carrot sticks
  • Celery sticks
  • Toasted pitta breads, cut into fingers or triangles


  1. Put the beans, garlic, lemon juice and oil in a food processor and whizz until smooth.
  2. Put into a bowl and stir in the chopped olives and parsley. Season well.
  3. Serve with the raw carrot and celery sticks, and fingers or triangles of toasted pitta for dipping.

Nutritional information per portion

fat 3.0g calories 60(kcal)

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.