Tomato Basil White Bean Dip :: This easy breezy appetizer doubles as a healthy snack! It comes together in just minutes and can be made/prepped in advance too. Pop leftovers in the fridge for an extra snack sesh or two throughout the week.

Tomato Basil Vegan White Bean Dip

Snack in style with this healthy Tomato Basil White Bean Dip. This tasty vegan dip comes together in minutes and can be made in advance for easy peasy snacking, without the fuss!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword Vegan White Bean Dip
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 128 kcal
Author Jenn Laughlin - Peas and Crayons


  • 4 cloves garlic (smashed and minced)
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil plus extra for drizzling
  • 2 cans (15 oz each) cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 lemon, juiced (approx. 4 TBSP)
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/8-1/4 tsp dried thyme or fresh if you have it!
  • 1/4 tsp salt plus extra to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves chopped
  • 1/4 tsp paprika optional
  • 2-3 tsp sweet balsamic glaze is a scrumptious addition to this dip! Love it so!


  1. To take the bite out of the garlic and amplify the flavor, microwave 4 smashed + minced cloves 1/2 cup of olive oil. You can also sauté them stove-top.
  2. In a food processor, combine beans, lemon garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, oregano, thyme and pulse until well blended. For an even creamier dip, add some extra EVOO and blend.
  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste, as well as any additional oregano... let your taste buds be your guide!
  4. Toss tomatoes and basil in a drizzle of EVOO and toss.
  5. Spread bean mixture onto a shallow bowl or plate and top with tomatoes and basil.
  6. Sprinkle with paprika and serve with freshly warmed pita bread, pita chips, and/or assorted veggies for dipping.

Recipe Notes

See post below for tips, swaps, and add-in suggestions.

Dip may be made in advance and will keep for up to four days. Add tomatoes and basil just before serving.

Serve with toasted pita bread/chips and assorted veggies for dipping.

Nutrition Facts for this white bean dip are estimated using an online recipe nutrition calculator. Adjust as needed.

Nutrition Facts
Tomato Basil Vegan White Bean Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 128 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Sodium 40mg2%
Potassium 281mg8%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 85IU2%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 45mg5%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.