Healthy Avocado Cilantro White Bean Dip

Healthy Avocado Cilantro White Bean Dip is a speedy snack that’s full of flavor! We love this easy vegetarian appetizer! Gluten-Free + Vegan

Healthy Avocado Cilantro White Bean Dip

What do you do when you want a creamy, luscious dip that’s deliciously dairy-free?

Avocados, baby!

Pair them with white beans and it’s a match made in dipping heaven. This creamy white bean dip is whipped with garlic, avocado spinach, jalapeno and cilantro for a speedy snack that’s full of flavor.  Oh, and you know it’s healthy because it’s GREEN!

It’s also naturally vegan, gloriously gluten-free, and sure to be a hit at any party since even your pickiest of guests can eat it! Unless they’re paleo, of course. In that case just toss some bacon at them and call it a day!

On to ze recipe!

Healthy Avocado Cilantro White Bean Dip

Healthy Avocado Cilantro White Bean Dip

This easy peasy recipe can be doubled or tripled to feed your whole crew! It can also be made a day ahead of time for all your snack + party prep needs.

Healthy White Bean Dip with Avocado and Cilantro
5 from 8 votes

Healthy Avocado Cilantro White Bean Dip

This Healthy Avocado Cilantro White Bean Dip is a speedy snack that's full of flavor. We love this easy appetizer! Gluten-Free + Vegetarian + Vegan

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Avocado Cilantro White Bean Dip
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 53 kcal
Author Jenn Laughlin - Peas and Crayons


  • 1 can cannellini beans (approx. 15 oz)
  • 1/2 large ripe avocado
  • 1/2 jalapeno (seeds/veins removed)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup fresh spinach (just grab a handful!)
  • 2-3 TBSP fresh lime juice
  • 2 TBSP fresh cilantro plus extra to taste
  • 2 TBSP olive oil plus extra to garnish
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  1. Have 5 minutes handy? Good! You can make this dip!
  2. Drain and rinse your beans and combine in a food processor [or blender!] with all of the above ingredients.
  3. Whip until creamy, scraping down the sides as needed.
  4. Serve a room temperature with your favorite dippers and a drizzle of olive oil!

Recipe Notes

Delish Dippers: sliced cucumber, tortilla chips, pita chips, any veggie ever, any carb ever... It's all good!

Recipe yields just over 2 cups of dip with 2 heaping TBSP per serving. Nutrition Facts are estimated using an online recipe nutrition calculator; adjust as needed.

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Avocado Cilantro White Bean Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 53 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Sodium 75mg3%
Potassium 71mg2%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Vitamin A 210IU4%
Vitamin C 4.2mg5%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

If you get a chance to try this Healthy Avocado Cilantro White Bean Dip, let me know! You can leave me a comment here (LOVE checking those daily!) or tag @PEASandCRAYONS on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creations. I can’t wait to see what you whip up!

special diets and swaps

Scared of spice? Feel free to use bell pepper in place of the jalapeño.

Need the heat? Add as much jalapeño as your heart desires!

Dips by nature are incredibly flexible so feel free to add more garlic, lime, salt… basically anything you feel like kicking up a notch. I’d suggest making it as written, test it out with a few tortilla chip or cuke slices, and then add anything else you’re craving more of.

The above measurements made my taste buds ridiculously happy and I love how freakishly fast this dip comes together.

:: pin it for later ::

Healthy Avocado Cilantro White Bean Dip

 so… how was it?!

This healthy veggie dip is crazy amazing! This is the kind of dip you wind up going back for “just one more bite” so many times that you finally cave and hover over the bowl like it’s your sole duty to protect it from double dippers.

If you’re feeling extra spring-y, add this tasty tortellini salad to this week’s menu too!

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  • Kevin

    Can this be frozen?

    • Hi Kevin! I know hot bean dips can be frozen then defrosted/heated, but I haven’t come across freezer-tips for a fresh dip like this one yet. Let me know if you get a chance to test it out with a little bit of the dip. xo

  • Jennifer

    5 stars
    This dip is AMAZING!! It far exceeds any expectations that I had. I used a whole jalapeno and just squeezed a lime without measuring the juice- regardless it was fantastic. I couldn’t stop eating it.

    • So so so glad you loved it! We make this one a lot!

  • Ilona

    5 stars
    I couldn’t find cannellini beans, but I just happened to have a couple of cups of romano beans that I have over-soaked. (Forgot them, softening in the crock pot, until they were almost entirely mush. Gross for eating straight, but *perfect* for a dip!)

    This dip is soooo good, I had to fight the urge to just eat it with a spoon. And no, I didn’t entirely succeed. I have already made it twice, and shared the recipe with some foodie friends, and I will for sure be making it again!

  • Rosemary

    5 stars
    I love dips and this looks so good. I am looking forward to making it for Easter. Thanks for the recipe.

  • Linda

    5 stars
    I love this dip! It looks beautifully creamy, which I’m sure the avocado has a lot to do with, and it’s got garlic and jalapeno to give it that added boost to flavor. I am definitely going to be making this for my next get-together and, since my daughter is gluten-free, it’s perfect to make for our family too. All I can say is yum!

  • This sounds wonderful! And thank you for not putting tahini in this dip!

    • Thank you Mimi! Hope you get a chance to try it 🙂

  • Shannon

    Looks yum! How long does it last in the fridge for?

  • Easy, healthy, what more could you want? Well, I could have wanted the Seahawks to go to the Superbowl so I could have served this at home at a Superbowl party!

  • ken r

    5 stars
    I have made this several times. I punch it up with extra pepper. Absolutely incredible, people at work go ape over this stuff. All of you who are commenting that you have to try it, just do it. Think jalapeño-cilantro hummus without the grainy texture…super creamy

    • Jenn

      You’re the best Ken; thanks for the rave review! Extra pepper is always welcome here! 🙂

  • Looks so good! I love avocados. Stumbled!

  • So happy to hear it! Ohmygosh and LOL about the jalapenos; I seem to always pick the spiciest one in the bunch! I bet habanero would give it a nice jump too!

    • Vicki

      Hi Jenni,
      I had the dip at a friend’s party. Delish, but can’t find anywhere how many servings/cups it makes. I’d rather use up a whole avocado but don’t want to end up with a dip volcano. ?. Can you enlighten us? Thx!

      • Ahhhh yes absolutely! So glad you enjoyed the dip!

        The dip recipe makes a little over 2 cups of dip, so for the whole avocado you’d probably have 4.5 cups of deliciousness to snack on. Alternatively you can 100% add the whole avocado into the dip as is and then just adjust the lime/garlic/cilantro/jalapeño/salt to taste so the flavors shine though!

  • DudeThatCooks

    5 stars
    Just made it…OUTSTANDING!! It’s funny, I must have grabbed the mildest jalapenos in the world, so had to doctor it up with cayenne pepper to get some of the *kick* I was wanting. What’s crazy is, I’m sure it will taste even BETTER tomorrow after the flavors have an opportunity to get to know each other in the fridge overnight! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  • I hope you are loving on that book today…and that baby.

  • SuzLyfe

    Please let me know if the scratch and sniff cover bit works. Also if you absorb any of the info inside 😀

  • Ari

    I love it! You dip I dip we dip…That’s how it goes right? 😉

  • Yes you’re right. I adore this so I’m adding avo to the next grocery store list.

  • Ok, you convinced me…I will go make it now 🙂

  • Katie (The Muffin Myth)

    Oh this looks so good! I love avocados and I love bean dip, but for some reason I’ve never tried putting the two together. No more! I’m totally going to make this this weekend. Thanks for the recipe!

  • Ashley M.

    5 stars
    WOW! So easy and it looks amazing!!!

  • jessica @ Sweat Is My Sanity

    Of course I’m a double dipper. Not in public places. I am a lady! Lol. Looks amazing, had to Pin it!! xo,

    Jess @ Sweat Is My Sanity

  • reni

    This looks so good! Can’t wait to try!

  • Kim

    Oh – this looks so good – I think I will definitely try it out soon – maybe it will be part of our 4th of July get-together!!

  • Rachel Rinderknecht

    Wow this looks soooo good!

  • I don’t know Why I have never thought to combine white beans with avocado. Pure genius! Looks sooo good!

  • mmmmm this looks so good! i love love me some cilantro + avocado! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  • Almost like avocado hummus, but WAY more interesting. I WILL definitely be making this!!!

  • Arman @ thebigmansworld

    Scared of spice? What an insult. Almost as insulting that you didn’t use chickpeas.

  • yes yes yes yes yes!! that looks so good.

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