Quick White Bean Dip Recipe

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From Benton Harbor, Michigan, Katina Tanner sends a low-fat party starter. "This is a wonderful way o use fresh basil," she says. "Increase the amount of herbs if you like or replace the pita chips with crackers for variety."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) white kidney or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • Baked pita chips

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 102 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 326mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 4g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a food processor, combine the beans, oil and garlic; cover and process until smooth. Add the basil, lemon juice, salt and pepper; cover and process until blended. Serve with pita chips. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 2-1/4 cups.
Originally published as White Bean Dip in Light & Tasty June/July 2005, p23

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dirtgirl15k User ID: 2884950 72571
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2009

"My family LOVES this dip it has quickly become a favorite for gatherings and holidays"

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