Grilled Antipasto with Garlicky Bean Dip Recipe

Grilled Antipasto with Garlicky Bean Dip Recipe

How To Make Grilled Antipasto with Garlicky Bean Dip

Enjoy a medley of vegetables with this grilled antipasto, rich with smoky flavors, and served with a side of creamy bean dip, for a delectable appetizer!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 8 minutes
Total: 18 minutes



  • 1cancannellini beans
  • 2small garlic cloves
  • 2tbsplemon juice,fresh
  • 2tbspextra virgin olive oil
  • ½cupbasil,chopped
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 6small Italian frying peppers,or cubanelle peppers
  • 4medium zucchini
  • 2eggplants
  • 24anchovy fillets
  • 24bocconcini,(about ¾ lb), marinated
  • 2large beefsteak tomatoes
  • country bread,grilled


  1. In a food processor, combine the beans with the garlic, lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Process until smooth, then scrape into a bowl. Fold in the basil and season with salt and pepper.

  2. Light a grill. Brush the peppers and the zucchini and eggplant slices with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

  3. Wrap an anchovy fillet around each of the bocconcini and thread the balls onto six 8-inch skewers.

  4. Grill the peppers and the sliced zucchini and eggplants over a medium-hot fire for about 2 minutes per side for the zucchini and 4 minutes per side for the peppers and eggplant, until lightly charred and tender.

  5. Transfer to a large platter and spread the bean dip on the zucchini and eggplant slices.

  6. Lightly brush the tomato slices with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill for about 1 minute per side, until tender. Transfer the tomatoes to the platter.

  7. Lightly oil the grate. Grill the skewered bocconcini for 1 minute, turning once, or just until beginning to melt; transfer the skewers to the platter.

  8. Serve the antipasto with the remaining white bean dip and the grilled bread, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

 Make Ahead: The white bean dip can be covered and refrigerated overnight.


  • Calories: 1606.73kcal
  • Fat: 107.47g
  • Saturated Fat: 60.21g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 33.44g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.78g
  • Carbohydrates: 48.55g
  • Fiber: 12.89g
  • Sugar: 17.15g
  • Protein: 114.52g
  • Cholesterol: 367.52mg
  • Sodium: 3418.87mg
  • Calcium: 2424.33mg
  • Potassium: 1810.89mg
  • Iron: 6.74mg
  • Vitamin A: 854.35µg
  • Vitamin C: 72.87mg
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