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The Hummus Alternative
Easy and crowd-friendly bean dips are classic appetizers—but you may not have tried making one from cannellini beans. Compared to chickpeas (the main ingredient in hummus), they make for a creamier, less grainy dip, which not only tastes silky smooth but looks lovely, too. The other players in this simple Mediterranean spread are garlic, lemon juice and rosemary, which gives it just a hint of woodsiness. Letting it chill before serving helps the flavors meld and intensify.

Get the recipe: Tuscan White Bean and Rosemary Dip