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Creamy white bean dip

This creamy dip is so easy and delicious it is sure be your go to snack or last minute entertaining dip!

5 mins
5 ingredients
$0.25 / person
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Creamy white bean dip


Serves = 8

  • 400g can white beans, butter beans, berlotti beans, kidney beans or bean mix will also work well
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 small garlic clove, crushed
  • Handful parsley, roughly chopped

It’s this easy

  • Drain the beans but keep the liquid in a separate bowl
  • Put the beans, 1 tablespoon of liquid from the can, olive oil and 2 tablespoons hot water into the blender or food processor
  • Add the lemon juice and garlic and blitz until smooth. If it's a bit dry add a bit more hot water to get a nice smooth consistency
  • Put in a bowl with a drizzle of olive oil and scatter the parsley over the top and serve with vegetable sticks or whole-grain crackers for dipping


  • For a delicious side dish or vegan main meal spread the dip on a plate, top with a mixture of roasted vegetables and roughly chopped fresh herbs such as parsley, mint, basil or tarragon.


Nutrition information (per serve):

  • Energy (294kJ)
  • Protein (3.9g)
  • Total fat (2.7g)
  • Saturated fat (0.4g)
  • Carbohydrate (7.7g); Starch (7.6g), Sugars (0.1g), Added sugars (0g), Free sugars (0g)
  • Dietary fibre (3.5g)
  • Sodium (136mg)
  • Calcium (29mg)
  • Iron (0.9mg)


Contains: FODMAPs.
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