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White Bean Dip with Roasted Garlic and Herbs

  • Author: Erin Alderson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer


An easy and beautiful white bean dip that is the perfect appetizer or snack. Made with roasted garlic and a handful of fresh herbs.


  • 5 to 6 cloves roasted garlic (see note)
  • 3 tablespoons fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives
  • 2 cups cannelini beans (drained and rinsed if using canned)
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (or as needed.)


  1. In a food processor, pulse roasted garlic cloves until minced. Add in the herbs, pulsing a few more times to mince.
  2. Measure in the beans, 2 tablespoons olive oil, and 2 tablespoons lemon juice. Run the food process until the dip is smooth, adding 1 tablespoons more of olive oil or lemon juice as needed based on taste and texture. Taste and add salt as needed.


Tips & Tricks: My favorite way to roast garlic is to cut the top from the head, enough to expose the garlic, rub generously with olive oil, then place face-down in a roasting pan. Roast at 400˚ F for 30 to 40 minutes, turning over after 30 minutes and continuing to cook until soft.

Stock up: get the pantry ingredients you will need: white beans, garlic, herbs

Nutrition: see the information.


  • Calories: 300
  • Sugar: 1.6
  • Sodium: 110
  • Fat: 8.5
  • Carbohydrates: 42.1
  • Fiber: 10.4
  • Protein: 16