White Bean Dip


An awesome alternative to the usual refried beans and tortilla chips. Serve this dip with pita chips or veggie wheat crackers.

Three bowls of different bean dips
Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
10 servings


  • 2 (15 ounce) cans cannellini beans, rinsed and drained

  • cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed or to taste

  • cup olive oil

  • 1 ½ medium lemons, juiced

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. In a food processor, combine the cannellini beans, cilantro, garlic, olive oil and lemon juice. Process until smooth, or to your desired consistency. Taste, and season with salt and pepper.

Editor's Note:

Please note the different recipe name as well as some differences in ingredient amounts when using the magazine version of this recipe.

Variations as Featured in Allrecipes Magazine, February-March 2022:

Black Bean Chipotle Dip: Use 2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro, 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice, 3 cloves garlic (minced), 1 tablespoon minced chipotle in adobo, and 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper.

Pinto-Jalapeño Dip: Use 2 (15-ounce) cans pinto beans, 1/3 cup chopped fresh green onion, 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice, 3 cloves garlic (minced), 1 tablespoon jalapeño pepper, and 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

133 Calories
8g Fat
14g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 133
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 192mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 13mg 66%
Calcium 39mg 3%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 35mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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