Looking for a delicious appetizer that you can throw together in under 35 minutes? Try this easy roasted garlic white bean dip. Made from five simple ingredients, you’ll be blown away by how much flavor this dip packs. What’s great, is that you most likely have everything you need already in your pantry.

Perfect for those nights when you have an impromptu gathering at your home. Or this dip makes a great meal prep item as well. Simply pack a small amount with a few veggies or chips as a healthy snack that you can enjoy from your desk.

Easy Roasted Garlic White Bean Dip – Healthyish Foods

About this recipe

For this easy roasted garlic and white bean dip recipe, you can use a variety of white beans. Navy beans, great northern or cannellini would all work fine. I used cannellini beans because that’s what I had on hand. Whatever bean you select is fine, but just stick with one type. No mixing. Be sure to rinse and drain the beans before adding them to your food processor.

When preparing the garlic, preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Remove the outer skin from the garlic bulb but leave it all intact. Cut about ¼ inch from the bottom of the garlic bulb to expose the cloves. Drizzle the exposed cloves with olive oil and place the bulb clove side down on a piece of aluminum foil. Fold the foil into a pouch and bake for 30-35 minutes. Once fully roasted, the garlic will easily squeeze out from the skin.

As far as toppings go, you can really make this your own. I added some chili oil, fresh chopped Italian parsley and extra roasted garlic cloves. However, you could use regular extra virgin olive oil, a pinch of cumin and cilantro too. You really can get as creative as you want.

When serving this dish, I would suggest offering naan pita bread, chips, or even sliced carrots or cucumbers. All of these would work perfectly for dipping.

Easy Roasted Garlic White Bean Dip – Healthyish Foods

Storage

Store this dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days. Looking for more easy recipes? Try my easy tzatziki sauce or my pimento cheese dip.

Easy Roasted Garlic White Bean Dip – Healthyish Foods

Easy Roasted Garlic White Bean Dip

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Ingredients

Roasted garlic white bean dip

  • 2 cans cannellini beans , rinsed and drained, 15-ounce cans
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2.5 tablespoons lemon juice , fresh squeezed
  • 1 bulb roasted garlic , reserve a few cloves as garnish
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Optional toppings

  • 1 tablespoon chili oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped Italian parsley

Equipment

  • food processor
  • colander
  • baking tray and aluminum foil

Instructions 

Prepare the garlic:

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Remove the outer skin from the garlic bulb but leave it all intact.
  • Cut about ¼ inch from the bottom of the garlic bulb to expose the cloves.
  • Drizzle the exposed cloves with olive oil and place the bulb clove side down on a piece of aluminum foil. Fold the foil into a pouch and bake on a baking tray for 30-35 minutes.

Blend the dip:

  • Open the cannellini beans, rinse and drain them and add them to your food processor.
  • Add 6-8 cloves of the roasted garlic to the food processor, reserving a few cloves as garnish.
  • Add the lemon juice, salt, and olive oil.
  • Blend until well combined.
  • Add to a bowl and top with the chili oil, extra roasted garlic and chopped fresh parsley.
  • Enjoy!