White Bean Dip

LAST UPDATED: Oct 13, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Oct 09, 2020 | By: Julie Blanner

This white bean dip recipe is a simple, classic garlicky white bean hummus you’re going to love. Full of nutrients and bursting with flavor, this cannellini bean dip is creamy, delicious and good for you, too!

This White Bean Hummus has so much bright and vibrant flavor, you might never go back to store bought! It’s so delicious when served with chips, pita, veggies and more… and easy to make with just four ingredients!

A white bowl filled with homemade white bean dip, drizzled with olive oil, pita triangles to the side.

Cannellini Bean Dip is also excellent for gatherings, because it fits beautifully into a variety of diets and lifestyle. It’s allergen friendly, gluten free, nut free, and it’s considered a low glycemic food.

Even better, this White Bean Dip is excellent for unexpected uses for leftovers – you’ve got to see all the great ways you can add this new dip to your rotation!

A white bowl filled with homemade white bean dip, drizzled with olive oil.

I love hummus in every format! Don’t skip my classic hummus, basil pesto hummus, and black bean hummus, too!

Why You’ll Love this White Bean Hummus

  • So easy to make- just four ingredients!
  • Whip it up in less than five minutes.
  • Stores beautifully and can be re-used for creative leftovers.
  • Healthy and allergen friendly.

White Bean Dip Ingredients

  • Cannellini Beans – You can sub with another type of white beans. Try Navy beans, Great Northern beans, or Baby Lima beans instead- whatever you have on hand!
  • Minced Garlic – You can purchase minced garlic or use a large clove of garlic by simply adding it to the food processor to mince before adding other ingredients.
  • Olive Oil – To reduce calories, reduce or replace with water and lemon juice. Please note it will change the flavor profile.
  • Lemon Juice – Fresh is always best, but store bought lemon juice will work too.
  • Salt – traditional granulated salt
  • Pepper – black ground pepper
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Variations

  • Add 1/4 cup Tahini.
  • Use roasted garlic for an extra layer of flavor – simply wrap your garlic in foil and roast in the oven for 30 minutes.
  • Top with olives.

How to Make White Bean Hummus

  1. In a food processor, combine cannellini beans, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Pulse until it reaches the desired consistency. A food processor filled with cannellini beans for white bean dip. A food processor filled with cannellini bean dip.
  2. Transfer to a bowl. Using a spatula or the back of a spoon, create a swirl. Using the same motion, drizzle olive oil.
  3. Salt and pepper to garnish.
A white bowl filled with homemade white bean dip, drizzled with olive oil.

White Bean Dip Serving Suggestions

  • Pita – I like to drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper and bake 10 minutes at 350 degrees.
  • Pita Chips
  • Pizza Points
  • Pretzel Thins
  • Crostini
  • Crackers
  • Veggies
A hand dipping a triangle of pita bread into a bowl of white bean dip.

Tips

  • Drain your beans, but no need to rinse.

Shortcuts

  • Make it ahead! You can make this dip and refrigerate for up to two days in advance of serving, letting the flavors marinate.
Is white bean dip good for you?

Yes! This cannellini bean dip is an excellent source of nutrients, and beans are packed with fiber. Even though white beans are not a low carbohydrate food, they are high in fiber and considered a super food.

Are cannellini beans and white beans the same?

Yes. Most recipes that call for white beans are referring to any variety and can be used interchangeably.

A hand dipping a triangle of pita bread into a bowl of white bean dip.

How to Store

  • At Room Temperature – Don’t leave this white bean dip out for more than two hours.
  • Refrigerate – in an airtight container for up to one week.
  • Freeze – This cannellini bean dip actually freezes quite well! Save in an airtight container or resealable bag for up to three months and defrost in the fridge.

What to Do with Leftovers

  • Use your leftover bean dip as a filling in taquitos, burritos or chicken enchiladas.
  • Add your leftover cannellini bean dip to baked chicken nachos!
  • Throw it into a taco salad.
A white bowl filled with homemade white bean dip, drizzled with olive oil, pita triangles to the side.

How to Serve

  • Create a circular swirl across the top of the hummus. Drizzle with olive oil.
  • Add a touch of fresh herbs or a crack of fresh pepper for a pop of color.

Dietary Considerations

  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free
  • Vegan

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White Bean Dip

Julie Blanner
This white bean dip recipe is a simple, classic garlicky white bean hummus you're going to love. Full of nutrients and bursting with flavor, this cannellini bean dip is creamy, delicious and good for you, too!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 122 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 15 ounce cans or boxes cannellini beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

Optional Garnish

  • olive oil
  • sea salt
  • pepper

Instructions
 

  • In a food processor, combine cannellini beans, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Pulse until it reaches the desired consistency.
  • Transfer to a bowl. Using a spatula or the back of a spoon, create a swirl. Using the same motion, drizzle olive oil.
  • Salt and pepper to garnish.

Notes

To Store

  • At Room Temperature – Don’t leave this white bean dip out for more than two hours.
  • Refrigerate – in an airtight container for up to one week.
  • Freeze – Save in an airtight container or resealable bag for up to three months and defrost in the fridge.

Tips and Shortcuts

  • Drain your beans, but no need to rinse.
  • Make this dip ahead – up to 48 hours ahead of your gathering.
 

Nutrition

Calories:122kcalCarbohydrates:1gProtein:1gFat:14gSaturated Fat:2gSodium:292mgFiber:1gSugar:1gVitamin C:2mgCalcium:2mgIron:1mg
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