White Bean Dip with Roasted Garlic

So creamy without any milk products should be against the law

This is a very easy dip to make and the end result is extremely creamy with superior flavor. Use anything from veggies to tortilla chips as the dipping vessels.

Any type and mixture of white bean will work but cannellini beans are worth the extra cost for the flavor.

White Bean Dip

  • 1 lb cannellini beans
  • 4-6 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 5 green onions chopped fine
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt/pepper

Wash beans and pick out any stones or bad ones. Soak beans overnight in cold water. Bring beans to a boil and cook over a low simmer until extremely soft, about two hours. Roast garlic, wrapped  in foil with a bit of olive oil at 350 until softened and beginning to brown. Blend beans and garlic with more oil until smooth. Add green onions and season with oil, salt and pepper. Chill in refrigerator for two hours then recheck seasoning. Serve with whatever floats your boat for dipping items.

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48 Responses to White Bean Dip with Roasted Garlic

  1. nrhatch says:

    Sounds delicious and nutritious! :D

  2. Awesomeness. I’ll have to share with my poor vegan friends that I rag on so consistently.

  3. Purely.. Kay says:

    I’m still new to beans, but I would love to try this.. especially as a party appetizer

  4. ChgoJohn says:

    Roasting the garlic is a nice touch. I’m passing this along to my vegetarian friends. I’m sure they’re going to love it. Thanks!

  5. niasunset says:

    I loved it, sounds so delicious… Thank you dear Rufus, have a nice day, with my love, nia

  6. rsmacaalay says:

    I love hummus but never tried white bean dip, I guess I would like this easily as well.

  7. katyarich says:

    It looks delicious….very good idea:)

  8. Tandy says:

    thanks for a great bean recipe!

  9. I love dips and this one could become a favorite. I’ve never made white bean dip before but I’ve eaten it lots.

  10. Gorgeous and I love the idea of a dipping “vessel” – sounds like you could get a whole load of dip into it!

  11. Alli says:

    Lovely, I also make a white bean and garlic soup which is also yum

  12. That sounds very good!

  13. BrainRants says:

    I’ll have to try this. I’m assuming your word “blend” means quite well, given the creamier appearance in the picture. The roasted garlic I am sure is the centerpiece of this dip.

  14. I love the look of white for bean dip. Very surprising and out of the box. Why not white beans?

  15. I love the white bean dip! A tremendous idea and always a hit at a party :).

  16. I love the way roasted garlic makes any dish so much more special. I roast a bunch at a time and keep it in the freezer so I always have it on-hand. Great recipe!

  17. Mad Dog says:

    That sounds excellent – I think I might be tempted to add a little bit of raw garlic too, for a little kick ;-)

  18. Eva Taylor says:

    What a coincidence, I just made a navy bean dip on Saturday, it’ll be on my blog on Wednesday! They are very similar, indeed.
    Have a great week.

  19. windykitchen says:

    I like what you did there…

  20. billpeeler says:

    I love recipes with just a handful (or less) of ingredients – and full of rich flavor. This looks like it fits the bill perfectly. Will definitely keep this in mind . . . .

  21. I would be chip n dippin the whole day with this! :-) Mandy

  22. zestybeandog says:

    Sounds delicious, I’d like to dip some carrots and celery with this stuff!

  23. This might just have to be my next Book Club recipe.. I love the simplicity of it and it’s perfect when I’m running late out the door!

  24. Oh wow! White beans and roasted garlic? is that even legal?

  25. Kristy says:

    You must have been reading my mind. I had a white bean topped crostini the other day and then we had a white bean and garlic soup. Both were phenomenal. Now I have a recipe I can try at home. I have no doubt this will hit the spot. :)

  26. Yum! Making this dip for a family visit this weekend, and I’ll be adding truffle oil to vary the flavor!

  27. TasteFood says:

    Simple and delicious. I might use a spoon as a dipping vessel.

  28. I love bean dip! And roasted garlic! YUM!

  29. Amy says:

    I’ve been meaning to make hummus lately…but this sounds way better and I just happen to have 3 cans of white beans on my pantry!

  30. Kelly says:

    Love white bean dish and this does look creamy delicious!!

  31. nancyc says:

    Yum! White bean dip is the best…and healthy, too!

  32. Simple honest to goodness snacking dip.

  33. Kas says:

    Sounds like the perfect studying snack! :)

  34. Judy says:

    We love white bean dip! A great canvas for so many flavors, roasted garlic a great one.

  35. Isn’t the white bean the most versatile little legume? It is a legume isn’t it? I just love saying legume. Your dip is delicious looking and what a great simple recipe. Thanks. T

  36. Your dip looks perfect. I love all the ingredients and the fact that it’s so simple to put together. It looks delicious!

  37. Ooooooh-weeeee this sounds delicious. Love cannel ini beans.

  38. Jessica says:

    Mmm, roasted garlic… I love that you guys go all out and used dried beans for this. I really should do that more often, just need to plan ahead!

  39. spicegirlfla says:

    Yumm…this is a dip I would love for sure!

  40. My mum makes something very similar to this and I LOVE it. It is heavenly creamy and the garlic takes it to the next level

  41. Rock Salt says:

    Sounds superior indeed.

  42. Love white bean dip and this looks yummy!

  43. I love simple dips that are actually more than sour cream with some kind of “flavor packet”. I’ll have to try this one.

  44. This looks like a great alternative to the quick houmus that we sometimes make. I love the idea of the white beans. Great Saturday night snack.

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