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This garlic herb white bean dip is a delicious and healthy dip recipe that everyone will love! It’s a unique alternative to hummus.

Garlic Herb White Bean Dip

Alex and I love creating healthy recipes for easy entertaining. Our philosophy is that recipes with healthy, whole foods can be just as delicious (or more so) than their counterparts, so why not serve something healthy and avoid that bloated, heavy feeling afterwards? That’s where this white bean dip came in. We wanted to create something that was an alternative dip to the typical hummus, but just as tasty. Enter: garlic herb white bean dip. It’s perfect for using fresh herbs from the garden, and if it’s winter: well, we’re not averse to picking some up from the store either. Keep reading for this vegan bean dip recipe: it’s sure to become a household favorite!

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Garlic Herb White Bean Dip

How to make white bean dip

This white bean dip recipe is very simple to prepare. To make white bean dip or any type of blended dip like hummus, you’ll need a food processor on hand. Here’s the food processor we use. To make the dip, simply wizz everything up in the food processor: it takes only 5 to 10 minutes to put together! Its great as a party appetizer, especially since it’s a gluten-free and vegan bean dip.  It’s also perfect for lunches: we brought a big batch to our office to eat with celery and carrots.

This white bean dip calls for ½ cup of fresh herbs. You can use any fresh herbs you like. It’s especially easy in the summertime when we have lots of herbs in our garden. In the winter you can splurge on some store-bought herbs, or you could throw in a few spoonfuls of basil pesto to taste. Our favorite herb to use in this dip is fresh basil: it’s flavor is beautiful in the dip! If you use rosemary, remember that a little rosemary goes a long way, so only use a few rosemary leaves.

More with fresh rosemary or garlic? Try our Top Rosemary Recipes or Great Garlic Recipes!

Garlic Herb White Bean Dip

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This white bean dip is vegetarian, vegan, plant-based, dairy-free and gluten-free.

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Garlic Herb White Bean Dip

  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 to 10 1x


This garlic herb white bean dip is a delicious and healthy dip recipe that everyone will love! It’s a unique alternative to hummus.


  • 1 medium garlic clove
  • ½ cup packed fresh herbs (basil, thyme, oregano, chives, a small amount of rosemary leaves)
  • 2 15-ounce cans cannellini beans
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • To serve: carrots, celery, veggies, crackers, bread, pita, pita chipshomemade crackers, or crostini


  1. Peel the garlic. Remove any tough stems from the herbs; measure out ½ cup (remember with rosemary, a little goes a long way). Drain and rinse the white beans.
  2. In the bowl of a food processor, add garlic and herbs and process until finely chopped.
  3. Add the white beans, olive oil, white wine vinegar, kosher salt, and black pepper. Process until smooth, scraping down the bowl as necessary. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: White Bean Dip, Healthy Dip Recipe, Healthy Snack Recipe, Party Appetizers, Party Appetizer Recipe, Dip Recipe, Vegan, Vegetarian, Vegan Appetizers

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About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes for memorable kitchen moments! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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  1. So easy and delicious! I added basil and dill and a little extra garlic. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. I just made this dip last night ! It was delicious! I made it using canned beans, so I used 2 cans of rinsed and drained beans I also added less salt to compensate for the canned beans. I also wound up using about 6 tbsp of olive oil. I will make this again for sure! It was perfect with both veggies and crackers!

  3. This looks yummy and healthy.
    I also watched the video. Very cool kitchen you’ve got indeed.

  4. I always forget how much I like white bean dip. I often rely on hummus, but this looks really lovely, and the best part is my husband can have it (he can’t eat chickpeas)!

  5. What a dreamy sounding dip. Garlic and rosemary is such a lovely combination of flavours and this would be such a great holiday appetizer.

  6. Bean dip is always a great addition to holiday spread. I love white bean dip especially but rarely make it. Thanks for a great recipe and reminder of how delicious and simple holiday entertaining can be!

  7. I make something like this all the time, only with lemon juice. I like the vinegar option since it’s shelf-stable and usually in the pantry. Always a crowd pleaser!

  8. I’ve never made my own beans before, but I’d heard that the texture is outta this world when you do! Going to give it a try :)

  9. Great idea! I’ve always liked healthy low calorie dips with carrots and peppers and I haven’t seen this one anywhere yet. *thumbs up*
    Can’t wait to try it !

  10. This sounds so good! I think I might have to give this a try and bring it to some of the holiday functions this year!

  11. Oh this sounds so wonderful! I love rosemary and garlic! Any healthy dip is a winner in my book, thanks for sharing!

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