This creamy white bean dip is so easy to make, but it’s loaded with flavor! It’s the perfect spread to serve with veggies or pita chips!

White Bean Dip
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If you love hummus, give this white bean dip recipe a try! It has a similar consistency and flavor to hummus, but it’s a little bit creamier and the flavor of the beans is a bit more buttery and mild. It’s really easy to make in the food processor, and it’s a great snack to make before a party!

Ingredients & Substitutions

  • Great Northern Beans– These beans are medium-sized with a delicate flavor and a smooth, creamy texture.
  • Lemon Juice – Lemon juice adds a fresh, citrusy tang to the hummus. You can substitute the lemon juice with a splash of white wine vinegar.
  • Olive Oil – Olive oil helps create a smooth texture and it adds a little richness to the dip. Just a little oil helps give this hummus a rich and creamy taste.
  • Za’atar Seasoning – Za’atar is a Middle Eastern spice mix that includes herbs like thyme and oregano, sesame seeds, and sumac, adding a savory and aromatic element to the dish. If you don’t have za’atar seasoning, you can use any seasonings you like! Try it with smoked paprika or add “Everything But The Bagel” seasoning. Consider this white bean hummus a blank canvas.

Types of White Beans

There are many different types of white beans, each with unique characteristics and uses. I used Great Northern Beans in this recipe, but here are some of the other common types of white beans you might find at the grocery store:

  • Great Northern Beans: These beans are medium-sized with a delicate flavor and a smooth, creamy texture. This is my favorite type of white bean for this dip recipe.
  • Cannellini Beans: Cannellini beans are large, white beans with a creamy texture and a nutty flavor. They are popular in Italian cuisine and are often used in dishes like minestrone and pasta e Fagioli. They’re a great substitute for Great Northern Beans beans in this recipe.
  • Navy Beans: Navy beans are small, oval-shaped beans with a mild, slightly sweet flavor. They are often used in dishes like baked beans and navy bean soup. They don’t blend quite as smoothly as cannellini beans, but they can work in this recipe.
  • Butter Beans: Butter beans are large, flat beans with buttery texture and a slightly sweet flavor. I love them in this tomato and butter bean dish, but they don’t blend as smoothly for a recipe like this one.

How to Make White Bean Dip