This Easy White Bean Dip is one of my family’s favorite healthy snacks. It’s made with just a few ingredients that you likely have on hand in your kitchen.
It’s healthy snacking time! Between me and the kids, it’s pretty much always snack time in my house. I can’t even tell you how many times during the day I hear the words, “Mom, I’m hungry!” And you know what? I’m just as bad as the little ones. I think they’ve inherited my metabolism because I am always hungry and reach for a snack every couple of hours.
Which means I do my best to always keep healthy snack options on hand. Because, as much as I’d like to, we can’t snack on cookies all day long. Some of our favorite snacks include homemade granola bars and smoothies.
This Easy White Bean Dip is one of the healthiest (and easiest) snacks that I make. I am always amazed at how much my kids love this stuff. It’s the best way to get them to eat their veggies, too. Gives the kids some dip and the veggies will disappear… that’s my secret. 😉
The ingredient list for this dip is short and simple. Cannellini beans, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, cayenne, and black pepper. All things that are easy to keep on hand in your kitchen. Add the ingredients all at once to your food processor (or blender), process, and that’s it! This Easy White Bean Dip can be eaten immediately or stored in your refrigerator for up to 3 days. It makes a delicious lunch too, if you add in some whole wheat pita bread as well as vegetables for dipping.
- 15 ounce can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 small clove garlic
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- pinch of cayenne pepper
- black pepper, to taste
- Place all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings as desired. Add 1 tablespoon of water if necessary to reach desired consistency.
- Bean dip can be served immediately, or stored for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.