Tuscan White Bean Dip

Sunday, March 1, 2020
This Tuscan White Bean Dip is so easy and done in just a few minutes and perfect when hosting a get-together with family and friends or just because you want a healthy snack.

The beans or pulsed in a food processor with all the fabulous Italian flavors of Italy including garlic, white beans olive oil, and some delicious herbs.

The best part there is no cooking involved besides deciding whether you like your dips hot of cold.

A few minutes in the microwave will have you on your way to this creamy delight.

Serve it up with Tuscan garlic bread or pita points and you will be sitting in front of this bowl with an addiction to your newly created appetizer!

If you love the flavors of Tuscany and a fan of beans, this healthy dip will be your new favorite way to serve white beans.

We are big fans of any kind of Italian dish made with white beans especially Escarole and Beans and Pasta Fagioli.

Scroll down to this printable recipe and see why it's the newest favorite in our home.

this is a white bean dip with olive oil drizzled on top and some chunky white beans on top a piece a garlic bread is in this bowl to dip with it

This Dip Is The Ultimate Party Pleaser

Whether you are hosting a dinner party, having a game day event, or just want a healthy snack, this Tuscan White Bean dip will be your newest addictive pleasure!

This appetizer dip is always a hit at every birthday party and picnic and it isn't something you have to worry about it spoiling because it's served at room temperature or slightly warmed.

I really love this dip with melted cheese on top broiled till browned, that's another alternative.

Plus you can also warm this in the microwave for around 20 seconds if you have any leftovers.

Any way you serve this whether it's hot or cold it's delicious and easy!

this is white bean dip with olive oil and on a wooden board with toasted garlic bread

Ingredients You Will Need To Make Tuscan White Bean Dip

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  • Cannellini Beans drained and rinsed or use any white beans you prefer (navy or great northern work perfectly fine)
  • extra virgin olive oil add more if the dip is to thick
  • fresh Italian parsley
  • freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • cloves of fresh garlic cleaned
  • granulated garlic
  • salt, pepper to taste
  • pinch of cayenne powder or more for heat or use red pepper flakes
  • Optional for Herb Flavored: freshly chopped basil, dried oregano

these are ingredients in a food processor bowl to make white bean dip


  • Pulse slowly for desired smoothness
  • Add more olive oil if it's too thick
  • This dip taste better warmed just a little
  • Adding cooked ham gives this a smokey flavor or use cooked bacon
  • For herbs flavored add more herbs you like, basil and oregano are good choices
  • Use only freshly chopped herbs if available for best results
  • For a delicious baked dip add grated Reggiano cheese on top and shredded mozzarella microwave or bake until cheese melts
  • Store leftovers in the refrigerator in a sealed container

this is a food processor with white beans for making dip

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Other Suggestions For Serving this Tuscan Bean Dip

This Tuscan White Bean Dip is terrific spread on garlic bread then broiled for a few minutes topped with shredded melted mozzarella and made into bruschetta.

There are so many ways to serve this dip, it's great spread on a sandwich adding fried peppers or tossed in with small cooked pasta.

Get creative with what you can use this delicious dip on, it's a true delight and addicting appetizer so simple to make in minutes.

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Tuscan White Bean Dip

Tuscan White Bean Dip

prep time: 15 Mcook time: total time: 15 M
This is a delicious white bean dip that is infused with garlic, olive oil, and some spices into a fabulous appetizer. This can be served with garlic bread or vegetables and made smooth or left chunky. This easy recipe is over the top delicious!


  • 1 (15-ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cloves garlic cleaned and peeled
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic powder
  • 1/3 cup olive oil, plus 4 tablespoons for the top
  • 1/4 cup (loosely packed) fresh Italian parsley leaves
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • cayenne pepper for heat to taste or red pepper flakes
  • Optional for Herb Flavored: freshly chopped basil, dried oregano
  • Optional Additions: chopped cooked ham, crispy crumbled bacon, chopped green  or black olives, chopped roasted peppers
  • Optional Garnishes:  Shredded mozzarella on top baked and melted, top sprinkled with grated Reggiano cheese and drizzled with more olive oil,


How to cook Tuscan White Bean Dip

  1. Add the beans, garlic, spices you're using,  any additions you like, olive oil and parsley into the food processor and pulse to the desired way you prefer your dips.
  2. I like mine smooth and added a few beans on the top.
  3. Season this to taste, add the salt, pepper and cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes (if using) as desired in flavor.
  4. Serve warmed for 30 seconds in the microwave for best results or baked at 400 degrees with shredded cheeses.
  5. Drizzle top with more olive oil before serving.
  6. Serve with Tuscan Garlic Bread, Stick Vegetables, Pita Points or Crackers or Tortilla Chips.
  7. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator and warm 20 to 30 seconds in the microwave for best results and flavors.
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Disclosure: This recipe was originally shared in 2013. It was edited and re-published in 2020.


  1. this does sound darn good, and clean on the palate with a nice blend of flavors - well done Claudia

  2. I absolutely love white beans. Delicious and healthy!

  3. I bet that's tasty. I recently heard about just pureeing cannellini with a little broth or wine to make a nice creamy sauce. What you can do with beans!

  4. This looks so incredibly delicious…I know I will be giving it a try!

  5. Made this for a church pot luck this weekend and it was AH-amazing! Everyone loved it!

  6. This bean dip is delicious! Made it with crusty garlic bread and used fresh oregano from my garden. We inhaled it, it was so good.

  7. Love white beans, looks like a great dip!

  8. I love this dip! It is such a great appetizer for parties but I have used it as a sandwich spread as well.

  9. A lovely presentation for this delicious appetizer! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and come back to see us soon!
    Miz Helen

  10. Looks amazing! Can't wait to try this one.

  11. Such a great appetizer! Love making this for parties!

  12. This recipe calls for way too much lemon juice. I recommend you half (1 tablespoons lemon juice/one can beans)


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