Garlicky Tuscan White Bean Dip

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This Easy Tuscan Bean Dip is full of flavor and so easy to make. Great for dipping veggies, chips, and even works as a great spread for sandwiches and wraps.

white bean dip in bowl.

As I shared in my post on Chat Masala (the spice mix that now graces our table at literally every meal), sometimes kitchen “mistakes” turn out to be a great thing after all.

Now, sometimes they don’t — like the time when I baked a cake with my elementary school friend and it ended up being used as a frisbee.  No kidding.

I had a bunch of white beans that I’d cooked so we could make this bean fudge recipe and I thought I’d try to make something savory with the rest.

The recipe that I tried was supposed to turn out to taste like guacamole, but believe me — it didn’t.

So I fussed with it a bit and ended up with this new great tasting recipe. In fact, I recommend you make a double batch, since you’ll wish you had if you didn’t.

cannellini bean dip in bowl.
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Serving Ideas

Serve this yummy easy white bean dip…

  • with veggies
  • with chips
  • with pita bread or this Focaccia Flax Bread
  • with popcorn. Seriously. We’ve had it with this popcorn topped with this Best Popcorn Seasoning and it tasted great!
  • as a spread on wraps, sandwiches, or burgers

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Garlicky Tuscan Bean Dip

This Garlic Tuscan Bean Dip is the perfect easy healthy snack that works as a dip but also as a spread. You'll love the flavor and how simple it is to make.
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Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: garlic white bean dip, italian bean dip, tuscan bean dip, white bean dip
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 705kcal


  • 1 3/4 cups cooked (and preferably soaked and cooked properly) white beans like Great Northern or navy
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoons lemon juice (juice of one lemon)
  • 3 garlic cloves (or to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley (or 1/2 tablespoon dried)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil (or 1/2 tablespoon dried)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon black pepper , optional
  • 1/8 – 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • olive oil, herbs, pine nuts, additional beans for optional garnish


  • Put all ingredients into either a food processor.
  • Process until smooth or chunky as desired.
  • Top with a drizzle of olive oil, herbs, some additional beans when serving.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 705kcal | Carbohydrates: 85g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 20g | Sodium: 1191mg | Potassium: 2111mg | Fiber: 22g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1679IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 315mg | Iron: 13mg | Net Carbs: 63g

Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is merely an approximation. Optional ingredients are not included and when there is an alternative, the primary ingredient is typically used. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site. Erythritol carbs are not included in carb counts since they have been shown not to impact blood sugar. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.

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