White Bean – Cilantro Dip

by Erica Dinho on May 20, 2010

White Bean and Cilantro Dip

This dip may not sound like anything particularly exciting to make, and it certainly is simple. But a great homemade dip recipe is always welcomed on my list of snacks.

This White Bean and Cilantro dip is delicious with tortilla chips, of course, but also with fresh vegetables, pita bread or spread on crostini.

If you are one of those people who hates cilantro….I guess you are not going to like my dip :(

Buen Provecho!



  • 1 (15 oz) can white beans
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 3/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 scallion
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Place all the ingredients in the food processor except the olive oil. With the food processor running, add the olive oil, until the mixture is smooth and spreadable. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Transfer to a serving bowl.
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{ 32 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lisa May 20, 2010 at 3:16 PM

This sounds delicious! I am going to try this and possibly use it at my Tupperware parties!


2 monicajane May 20, 2010 at 3:48 PM

hi…I keep an eye on you here though I don’t leave comments anymore…I haven’t been posting on my blog…but I had to show you I did the same thing last year.

I called it white bean hummus…

it was sooo good…

I like the cumin…will try that next time.


3 Sook May 20, 2010 at 4:48 PM

Oh Erica, white bean and cilantro dip sounds amazing! I love the flavor of cilantro so I will have to try it. Also a healthy idea!


4 Simply Life May 20, 2010 at 5:00 PM

Oh that dip looks like the perfect consistency for a chip!


5 Rachana Kothari May 20, 2010 at 5:47 PM

A perfect dip to go with some nachos.


6 Jhonny Walker May 20, 2010 at 7:03 PM

as perfect as a dip goes :)


7 kristy May 20, 2010 at 7:41 PM

Oh, love what you did with the beans! The addition of cilantro is just fabulous. Love the aroma! Have a nice weekend!
Cheers, Kristy


8 Oysterculture May 20, 2010 at 8:04 PM

Oh, this just sounds very refreshing, cannot wait to make this one. Looks like the perfect dip for a picnic


9 Faith May 20, 2010 at 9:16 PM

This looks like the perfect snack. I love the pretty color that the cilantro gives it!


10 Baking is my Zen May 20, 2010 at 9:40 PM

A great dip…and healthy…and I love cilantro!


11 Mari May 20, 2010 at 10:05 PM

I loved it! Looks delicious and it’s new to me. Thanks for sharing the recipe.


12 Chef E May 20, 2010 at 11:40 PM

Oh I can imagine this bringing a new layer to the white beans, I am going to try that! I have some dried beans waiting!


13 Ivy May 21, 2010 at 1:11 AM

I am one of those who love cilantro so I know I would love this dip. Your dip is not only delicious but very healthy as well.


14 grace May 21, 2010 at 5:23 AM

on the contrary, i think it sounds wonderfully exciting! cilantro is my favorite herb, and next to garbanzo beans (i adore hummus), the white bean is my favorite dip-maker. excellent!


15 Sandi May 21, 2010 at 7:31 AM

wow Erica that looks great….i just love cilantro!


16 Erica May 21, 2010 at 9:08 AM

Thank you guys for visiting!


17 ruth May 21, 2010 at 9:18 AM

I love cilantro!! One of my favourite herbs and this certainly sounds delicious!!


18 Kim May 21, 2010 at 9:19 AM

A beautiful bean dip is always exciting to me! I could definitely eat my fair share of this dip. In fact, I’ve been known to make a lunch out of bean dip before – LOL!


19 Sarah Naveen May 21, 2010 at 9:58 AM

Awesome click..looks so yummy!!


20 tasteofbeirut May 21, 2010 at 10:32 AM

I love cilantro so I will be loving this dip! It is high time I made something besides hummus!


21 Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen May 21, 2010 at 11:24 AM

I love white beans and cilantro! YUMMMM!


22 5 Star Foodie May 21, 2010 at 3:11 PM

I love cilantro and would definitely love this delicious dip!


23 Sophie May 22, 2010 at 12:15 PM

What a tasty, green & marvellous looking dip!!



24 norma May 22, 2010 at 4:22 PM

This is a dip I make very often. I like the addition of the cilantro.


25 Chef Dennis May 22, 2010 at 5:27 PM

your dip looks sooo good!! can’t wait to make it for my girls…I would love to feature some of your Columbian recipes on my menu next year!


26 Chris May 22, 2010 at 7:42 PM

It may be simple as you say…..simply delicious looking!


27 Erica May 23, 2010 at 8:42 PM

Hola everyone, Thank you for visiting my site :)


28 Lori May 25, 2010 at 11:02 AM

It certainly sounds excting to me! I have fresh cilantro going nuts in my herb garden. This dip will be perfect for it.


29 DIANA June 1, 2010 at 2:17 PM

hola una pregunta, tendria ud la receta de salsa tartara?? si la tiene podria ud subirla por favor.. se lo agradeceria un monton..podria pasarla a mi email amicuos@gmail.com


30 Silvia September 3, 2010 at 1:17 PM


I’d been eyeballing this recipe for a while and finally got around to making it last night. Hummus, move over. You are so sharing my love with this fantastic spread now.

It is AWESOME! Thank you so, so much. I am a devoted fan of health dips and shmears and you knocked it out of the ballpark with this!



31 Caroll Buitrago-Long February 6, 2011 at 3:10 PM

I just made it for super bowl…yummy!! me fascina el cilantro y su encanto latino!
Gracias, esto de aprender a cocinar con la ayuda de tu blig me fascina!


32 Julia May 19, 2011 at 12:51 PM

An amazing recipe with lots of flavor.We loved it. Thanks for sharing!


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