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Platter with fresh veggies, crackers and white bean dip
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5 from 1 vote

Creamy White Bean Dip

This easy and delicious dip is made with creamy white beans, garlic and lemon. Enjoy this versatile white bean dip with crackers and veggies - or as a spread in sandwiches and wraps.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Snack
Diet: Gluten Free Friendly, Vegan Friendly, Vegetarian
Servings: 6
Calories: 94kcal
Author: Bri


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  • 1 (15 oz/14 fl oz/398 ml) can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained (see note 1)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest (extra for garnish)
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt

Garnishes (optional)

  • Red pepper flakes
  • Chopped flat leaf parsley


  • Make: In a food processor, add beans, garlic, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, olive oil, and lemon zest. Pulse until mixture is smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning (with lemon juice and salt), if needed.
    1 (15 oz/14 fl oz/398 ml) can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained, 1 clove garlic, 2 to 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, ½ teaspoon lemon zest, ½ teaspoon fine sea salt, Red pepper flakes, Chopped flat leaf parsley
  • Serve: Garnish with red pepper flakes, lemon zest, and/or parsley (see note 2).


  1. Beans: Cannellini beans are recommended, but you can substitute with other white beans (such as navy beans or Great Northern beans). You can use home-cooked beans instead of canned: 1 can (15 oz/14 fl oz/398 ml) = 1.5 cups of cooked beans.
  2. Serving suggestions: This white bean dip is delicious served with fresh veggies, crackers, and bread. It's also very tasty used as a vegan sandwich spread. 
  3. Storage: Refrigerate extra dip in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
  4. Yield: 1x makes about 1 ⅓ cup of dip (assumes 3 to 4 tbsp per serving).


Calories: 94kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 196mg | Potassium: 211mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg