Parmesan Garlic White Bean Dip with Charcuterie

This dip is seriously the easiest thing you will ever whip up for a party. Topping it with crisped charcuterie just takes it to the next level! I’m a huge fan of things that can be done on the fly. Like when it’s a weeknight and you have to host or go to a dinner party. You need an appetizer and you really just can’t get the time (or the energy) to put all the effort into a fancy appetizer but you want something delicious that’s great for a crowd. If that’s what you need, then this is your dip!

Parmesan Garlic White Bean Dip with Charcuterie

When I got a three-pack of Charcuterie (sopressata, Italian salame and salame Toscano), I knew I wanted to do something along the lines of Italian. Ok so that’s not entirely true… what I really wanted to do was sit down with these salame and sopressata and go to town with some cheese. But, I wanted to create something a little more interesting for you guys, so I went with this sensational dip.

Parmesan Garlic White Bean Dip with CharcuterieAnd the best part is, there is still plenty of that charcuterie to create a fabulous cheese board. So really you are getting two amazing appetizers with this amazing charcuterie. You could also crisp it up and top a pizza or salad with the charcuterie. You really can’t go wrong!Parmesan Garlic White Bean Dip with CharcuterieThe other best part about this dip is you can make it with things you probably already have on hand! All you need are two cans of beans, a few cloves of garlic, olive oil, and some Parmesan. And salt and pepper, but I never count that because I pretty much always need that (and thus always have it on hand!) So you’re left with a fantastic appetizer that takes minimal planning (items you have in your pantry) combined with easy-as-pie prep… and when I say “easy-as-pie” I mean about a thousand times easier to make than a pie! Parmesan Garlic White Bean Dip with Charcuterie

All you have to do is crisp up the charcuterie in a sauté pan and mix up the garlic, beans and olive oil in the food processor and turn it on and you are ready to go! Season with salt and pepper, top it with Parmesan, and top it all off with some crispy charcuterie. Serve it with cucumbers, celery, carrots, raw red peppers (sliced), or crackers.

Parmesan Garlic White Bean Dip with Charcuterie

I’d recommend using the remaining charcuterie and pairing it with some cheddar, manchego, goat cheese, or gruyere (or all of the above, or your favorite varieties!). Enjoy this easy-to-throw-together last-minute appetizer!

Parmesan Garlic White Bean Dip with Charcuterie
 
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The Elements
  • 3 oz. charcuterie, diced (I did one ounce each of the sopressata, salame toscano and Italian dry salame)
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • cans white cannellini beans
  • 6 TBSP olive oil (I did half regular and half roasted garlic flavor)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Freshly grated Parmesan
  • Serve with sliced cucumbers, chopped celery, or crisped baguette.
Procedure
  1. In a pan over medium heat, sauté the charcuterie until crisped on the outside (it will caramelize a bit), this should take about 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, place the garlic in your food processor and pulse until finely diced.
  3. Drain the cans of beans, then add them to the processor and turn on until relatively smooth.
  4. Add 5 TBSPs of the olive oil and process again. Add another tablespoon if you need to, to obtain desired consistency).
  5. Salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Pour into a bowl, grate Parmesan on top and then top with crisped charcuterie.
  7. Serve with sliced cucumbers, chopped celery, or crisped baguette.
The Verdict
So simple and so tasty. My dad ate it on top of his steak instead of a dip and he loved it!
Disclosure: Omaha Steaks compensated me for my time to develop this recipe. Thank you for supporting the brands that help keep Order in the Kitchen running. All thoughts are, as always, my own.

4 comments

  1. Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog says:

    Oh! My! Goodness! I can’t believe I didn’t comment on this sooner – I definitely saw it and have been thinking about it – in fact I was given some salame and was thinking of what to do with it for a party this weekend, and then remembered this dip, bingo! Looks delish girl!!!

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