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Roasted Garlic White Bean Dip

Creamy Roasted Garlic White Bean Dip is a savory snack that comes together in only a few minutes. Made with roasted garlic, cannellini beans, and cashews, it’s a simple recipe you can dress up and take to parties!
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Author: Michelle Ferrand
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cocktail party, easy recipe, party food
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Makes: 4 servings


  • ½ cup raw cashews
  • 1 large head of garlic
  • ¼ cup olive oil, divided plus 1 teaspoon for roasting garlic
  • 1 can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed 15.5 ounce can
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice about 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • chopped parsley
  • chopped chives
  • extra olive oil


  • Soak the cashews overnight in the fridge in 1 cup of water.*
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Peel off most of the outer layers of garlic paper from the head, leaving the head intact. Chop off about a ¼ inch of the top exposing the tops of the cloves.
  • Place a piece of parchment paper on top of a piece of foil. Place the intact head of garlic on the parchment.
  • Coat with 1 teaspoon olive oil and loosely wrap-up.  Bake until cloves are golden brown, about 45 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool until cool enough to handle.
  • Drain and rinse cashews and place into a high-speed blender.
  • Add ¼ cup water and remaining ¼ cup olive oil and blend until smooth.
  • Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.
  • Cover and chill for at least 1 hour.
  • Before serving, season to taste with salt.
  • Drizzle with olive oil and herbs to garnish and serve with veggies, crackers or bread!
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Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 820mg | Potassium: 117mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 4mg