White Bean Dip in a bowl surrounded by carrots, celery, red bell pepper, black olives, and grape tomatoes
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Easy Cannellini Bean Dip

Cannellini Bean Dip is a Mediterranean recipe made with garlic, lemon, and oregano. This vegan white bean dip is perfect for easy entertaining.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 70
Author Amy Katz
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  • 1 can cannellini beans (white kidney beans) drained, reserve 2 Tablespoons of liquid from the can of beans
  • 1 Tablespoon tahini
  • 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • sumac for garnish (optional)
  • assorted vegetables for serving


  • Add the beans, 2 tablespoons of the reserved bean liquid, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper to a food processor.
  • Process until completely smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary. 
  • Transfer the bean dip to a covered container and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Before serving, give the dip a stir and sprinkle with a little sumac, if desired. Serve with assorted vegetables for dipping.


Be sure to reserve two tablespoons of the liquid from the can of beans before rinsing them.
Leftover dip will last covered and refrigerated for 2-3 days.
Calories: 70kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 158mg | Potassium: 19mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1.7mg
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Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Cannellini Bean Salad