Epic Mediterranean dip anyone? With a rich, creamy, garlicky white bean base and fresh, flavourful toppings, this easy white bean dip is healthy snacking you can feel good about!
I don’t know about you, but I legit make bean dips every other week, if not every week. No joke.
They take about 10 minutes to whip up and they always hit the spot.
When I’m not in the mood to cook after all week, an easy bean dip recipe with some chips or veggie sticks is the way to go!
Plus, it’s pretty inexpensive. I bought a can of unsalted beans for less than a buck and I always have the other ingredients on hand.
What’s not to love?
This Mediterranean dip is a different twist on the black bean dip recipe I made a little while back. Basically, the base is:
- Beans (use navy beans or cannellini or white kidney beans)
- Greek yogurt
- Lemon juice
- Olive oil
How to Make White Bean Dip
Throw the base of your dip in a food processor.
Cover and blend until creamy.
Pour into a serving dish and garnish if you like.
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How to Garnish this Bean Dip
Once the base is done, you can garnish to your heart’s content! There is no right or wrong way here. Use what you have on hand! And, if you want to enjoy the dip as is (without any garnish), that is perfectly fine.
Keeping with the Mediterranean or Greek dip theme I used those type of ingredients. Some that I really enjoy:
- Grape tomatoes
- Black olives
- Crumbled feta
- Sun-dried tomatoes
- Bell pepper
- Artichokes (or a fire roasted version)
- Crushed red pepper flakes or minced fresh chili
- Drizzle of olive oil
What to Serve With This Dip
It makes for such a pretty presentation to serve this healthy white bean dip with veggie sticks, like:
- Red or green bell pepper, sliced
- Sliced cucumber
- Carrot sticks
However, you can never go wrong with crackers or chips!
Variations You May Enjoy
I used white navy beans, but you could totally use white kidney beans (also known as cannellini beans)
Greek yogurt was used to add liquid to loosen and to make creamy. Want to leave out for a vegan white bean dip? You totally can! Just add a little vegetable broth or water instead. Alternatively, use a vegan yogurt.
Blend in some baby spinach or baby arugula instead of parsley
Like things more garlicky or spicy? Add a little more!
More Yummy Dip Recipes
- Roasted Garlic Hummus
- Beet Cashew Dip
- Baba Ganoush Roasted Eggplant Dip from My Wife Can Cook
- Vegan Chickpea and Eggplant Dip with Dill Pesto from Imagelicious
- Zucchini Hummus from The Fit Cookie
Hope you love this easy white bean dip recipe as much as we do!
If you make this Mediterranean dip, be sure to leave a comment below. Love hearing from you! Thank you!
Mediterranean White Bean Dip
- 19 ounce can unsalted (or no salt added) white navy beans , rinsed & drained (or white kidney/cannellini beans).
- ¼ cup Greek yogurt
- small bunch parsley
- 1 lemon , juiced (about 3 tablespoons)
- 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (or ½ teaspoon cayenne powder or 1 minced Thai chili pepper)
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano
- 2 cloves garlic , minced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
Garnish Ideas (optional)
- Artichokes (jarred) , roughly chopped
- Black olives , pitted/sliced
- Sun-dried tomatoes , roughly chopped
- Cherry tomatoes , halved
- Green pepper or red pepper , diced
- Feta cheese , crumbled
- Fresh parsley , chopped
- Drizzle of olive oil
- crushed red pepper flakes (chili flakes)
- To a food processor, add beans, yogurt, lemon, parsley, chili flakes, salt, pepper, oregano garlic and olive oil. Blend until smooth, about 2 to 3 minutes (stopping to scrape sides, as necessary, with a spatula).
- Pour dip into a serving bowl and garnish (if desired) or enjoy as is. Dip will firm up a tad in the fridge and will soften when removed for about 10 minutes. Serve with your favourite chips or veggies. Enjoy!Note: Enjoy immediately or properly store in an airtight container in your refrigerator and enjoy within 3 to 4 days.
Nutrition (ESTIMATE ONLY)
Nutrition estimate (if provided) is based on 1 serving.
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A note on times provided: appliances vary, any prep and/or cook times provided are guidelines only.