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Roasted Garlic White Bean Dip
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roasted garlic & herb white bean dip

With perfectly caramelized roasted garlic cloves, this herbed white bean dip is destined to be the hit of any party. Just add fresh veggies and crackers!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: vegan, vegetarian
Servings: 10 servings
Author: Emily Caruso
Cost: $15

Equipment

  • Baking sheet
  • Food processor

Ingredients

  • 1 medium head of garlic
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil divided
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1-2 sprigs of fresh herbs thyme, rosemary, or sage
  • 2 15-ounce cans white beans (Northern beans or cannellini beans), rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • Fresh vegetables or toasted baguette slices for serving

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Cut the top off of the garlic head, exposing the tops of the cloves. Place the garlic head cut side up on a 12-inch square piece of parchment paper. Drizzle the garlic with 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, and 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper. Remove the herb leaves from stems and sprinkle half of them over the garlic (more or less depending on your liking). Reserve remaining herbs for the dip. Fold up the edges of the parchment paper over the garlic head and twist shut. Wrap the entire package in heavy duty foil. Place this in a shallow pan and roast for about 30-45 minutes or until the garlic becomes fragrant. Roasted garlic should be golden and soft. Remove the roasted garlic cloves from the papery skins. Set the garlic cloves aside.
  • Place the white beans, roasted garlic cloves, 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice, 1 teaspoon kosher salt, and 1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper in a food processor. Pulse until the mixture is smooth. Add reserved fresh herbs, if desired.
  • Transfer the dip to a serving bowl and garnish with additional olive oil, garlic cloves, and herbs (optional). Serve the Roasted Garlic White Bean dip with fresh seasonal vegetables or toasted whole grain baguette slices.

Notes

When serving your Roasted Garlic & Herb White Bean Dip look for fresh seasonal vegetables and a bit of toasted baguette. I love radishes this time of year as well as blanched fresh green beens. They both make for great dippers. Try toasting up some whole grain baguette for the bread lovers at your party or whip up a batch of these Super Seed Crackers for a gluten-free option.
Store leftovers in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.