White Bean Feta Dip

White bean feta dip is the perfect appetizer for any occasion. Creamy white beans and tangy feta cheese blend perfectly together for a dip that will be your new favorite dip!

a picture of white bean dip in a white serving bowl garnished with chopped parsley surrounded by crackers and cucumber slices

This is one of those easy dip recipes that I whipped up when I was looking for a quick dip to make for last-minute guests, and it’s been one of our favorites ever since. What’s not to like about creamy white beans blended with feta cheese, garlic, and olive oil? It’s like a white bean hummus with a lot more flavor. And the best part? It’s super easy to make and healthy, too! Serve it with a side of carrot sticks, celery sticks for a quick and healthy snack.

Why you will love this creamy white bean dip

  • Versatile! There are so many ways to enjoy this dip from crunchy veggies, spreading it on toast or your favorite crackers.
  • Healthy! Not only is it delicious, its a healthy dip that is full of protein and fiber.
  • Easy! This dip is so simple to make with just a few simple ingredients.

a picture of the ingredients needed to make white bean dip: White beans, chopped garlic, lemon juice, feta cheese, olive oil

Here is what you will need

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Ingredients

  • White beans
  • Garlic
  • Feta Cheese
  • Lemon Juice
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Water

Equipment

  • Food Processor

How to make white bean dip with feta cheese

Prepare the ingredients: Roughly chop the garlic cloves, squeeze the lime juice and slice the avocado in half. Scoop out the avocado pit and flesh.

a picture of minced garlic in a food processor with lime juice

STEP 1: Place the garlic and lemon juice into the bowl of a food processor and blend until the garlic is minced.

Process step 2:: A picture of beans, feta cheese, oil, garlic and lemon juice in a food processor.

STEP 2: Add the beans, feta cheese and oil to the food processor with the minced garlic and lemon juice and blend.

Process step 3: bean dip fully blended in a food processor bowl

STEP 3: Blend the mixture until it is creamy and slightly chunky. Adjust the texture with water if you prefer a more creamy dip.

Ingredient notes and substitutions

White beans – Cannellini (white kidney beans) or navy beans are perfect for this dip. Navy beans are smaller and have a slightly creamier texture compared to cannellini beans and either one will work.

Lemon juice – Freshly squeezed lemon juice adds a fresh flavor. If fresh lemon juice is unavailable, you can use half the amount of concentrated lemon juice.

Garlic – If fresh garlic is not available you can replace it with a quarter teaspoon of garlic powder or you can use a quarter cup of diced white onion onion if you don’t like the flavor of garlic.

Feta cheese – This leaves a nice tangy taste to the dip and highly recommend not leaving this out. Unless you have dairy allergies or follow a vegan diet. In that case, you can add 1/4 cup nutritional yeast or use vegan feta cheese instead.

Serving suggestions

When it comes to serving this tasty dip, the options are versatile and delicious. White bean feta dip tastes great garnished with fresh parsley paired with a variety of dippable options such as crispy crackers, pita chips or a colorful assortment of fresh seasonal vegetables for a delicious snack. You can also use this flavorful dip as a sandwich spread or on your wraps to elevate your favorite sandwich. It also makes a great addition to any appetizer spread with assorted dips such as guacamole, cranberry whipped feta dip, beer cheese dip, or artichoke dip.

An overhead shot of white bean dip in a bowl garnished with parsley surrounded by cucumbers and crackers

Recipe variations

While this creamy dip is delicious on its own, you can add more flavor with these suggestions.

Roasted Red Peppers – Add roasted peppers to the dip to add the smoky sweetness which will pair perfectly with cheese will and another dimension of flavor.

Kalamata Olives – For a tangy twist, add a quarter cup of chopped kalamata olives for a Mediterranean flair.

Jalapenos – For a spicy kick, add a chopped jalapeno pepper or a dash of red pepper flakes to the food processor.

Roasted garlic and herbs – Use a head of roasted garlic instead of fresh garlic along with your favorite fresh herbs.

How to Store Leftovers

Store leftover white bean dip in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days in an airtight container. Before sealing the container, drizzle a little olive oil over the surface of the dip, which will help it maintain its smooth texture. When it’s time to serve again, give the dip a good stir to mix in the oil and adjust the consistency as needed.

Tips

  • Be sure to drain and rinse the canned white beans thoroughly under cold water to remove excess sodium and starch.
  • For a creamier dip, soften the cheese by letting it come to room temperature or microwave it for a few seconds.
  • Blend the ingredients in stages, when the garlic is blended with lemon juice, the juice will remove some of the bite of fresh garlic.

Recipe FAQs

Can I use a blender instead of a food processor?

If you don’t have a food processor, a blender will work too. You may have to blend the ingredients in smaller batches since the base is smaller in a blender.

Can I freeze white bean dip?

Yes, you can freeze white bean dip, in an airtight container for up to 3 months, but remember that the texture may be different upon thawing.

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a picture of white bean dip in a white serving bowl garnished with chopped parsley surrounded by crackers and cucumber slices

White Bean Feta Dip

Anne
A delicious dip perfect for any occasion
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 177 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 can White Beans
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 4 ounces Feta Cheese
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil extra virgin
  • water

Instructions
 

  • Prepare the ingredients: Roughly chop the garlic cloves, squeeze the lime juice and slice the avocado in half. Scoop out the avocado pit and flesh.
  • Place 1 clove Garlic and 2 tablespoons Lemon Juice into the bowl of a food processor and blend until the garlic is minced.
  • Add 1 can White Beans (drained), 4 ounces Feta Cheese and 2 tablespoons Olive Oil the food processor with the minced garlic and lemon juice and blend.
  • Blend the mixture until it is creamy and slightly chunky. Adjust the texture with water if you prefer a more creamy dip.

Notes

Store leftover dip in the refrigerator covered with olive oil for 3 to 4 days. When it’s time to serve, give it a stir to blend in the oil and revive the dip.
This dip is chunky; if you prefer a more smooth dip, bring the feta cheese to room temperature before blending it into the dip.

Nutrition

Calories: 177kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 8gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 219mgPotassium: 351mgFiber: 4gSugar: 0.3gVitamin A: 80IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 148mgIron: 2mg
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