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Vegan white bean dip with curry ​​is a simple but flavorful and protein-rich dip to eat with veggies, crackers or toast! Simple ingredients and easy preparation mean you can whip up this vegan dip in just 5 minutes all for under two bucks!

completed Curried White Bean Dip in a gray. bowl against a white background with bread

This beautiful yellow curry dip is a fave around my house! Its delicious flavor is perfect with cheezy snack crackers and baked zucchini fries. It’s great for parties with a selection of other vegan appetizer recipes.

If you are looking for more ways to cook and eat white beans, I think you’ll love
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Why This Recipe Works

  • Only 5-ingredients: Made with easy-to-find and simple ingredients plus some water and salt.
  • A spread or dip: It doubles as an easy white bean dip for pita and veggies or you can use it as a white bean spread on top of bread or toast for sandwiches.
  • Make ahead: This healthy dip lasts for a few days, making it perfect for meal prep and to use throughout the week.
  • Gluten-free: This bean dip with white beans is naturally vegan and gluten-free.

What Goes Into This Recipe

ingredients measured out for curried white bean dip against a white background
  • White beans: Canned beans work perfectly but if you prefer to cook them from scratch that works too. You will need about 1 ½ cups of cooked beans. Use any white bean such as northern beans, cannellini beans, or lima beans.
  • Lemon juice: Freshly squeezed lemon is the best option.
  • Olive oil: A high-quality extra virgin olive oil with its bright, fruity flavor works really well in this recipe.
  • Water: To help thin out the dip a bit.
  • Garlic: Fresh garlic is the best flavor option in this simple preparation.
  • Curry powder: The warming flavors of curry powder adds so much to the overall taste of this dip and give it a slightly yellow color which looks lovely on vegetable trays and platters.
  • Sea salt: Just a touch to bring all the flavors together.

How to Make

If you have a food processor or blender, then making this recipe takes almost no time to make.

  • 1) Assemble all your ingredients together and add them all to a blender or food processor.
  • 2) Blend or process until the mixture is smooth and creamy. You can leave a little texture but be sure there are no large pieces of raw garlic.

Expert Tips and FAQs

  • Like a dip with texture? Use a food processor and pulse in short bursts.
  • Want it smoother? Definitely use a blender to make vegan white bean dip.
  • Give it a taste: Add more lemon juice and curry powder to your liking.
  • Adjust the water: Adjust the amount of water depending on whether you want a thicker or thinner consistency.
  • Rinse and drain: The beans are stored in a thick, viscous liquid that you don’t want to add to the dip.
  • Want more intense lemon flavor? Grate some lemon zest over the top for garnish.
Can you freeze this dip?

Yes, you can store any leftovers in the freezer for up to 3 months. Be sure to store in an airtight container and thaw it out in the refrigerator when you’re ready to eat.

Are chickpeas white beans?

No, chickpeas have a slightly different texture and color than white beans making them different. They are firmer and more beige in color than white beans. In this recipe, chickpeas do not blend into the same light and creamy consistency as other varieties of white beans.

Are canned beans cooked?

Yes, they are already cooked which means they are completely ready to use. In this creamy white bean dip recipe, they are used at room temperature but in other recipes, you may need to heat them to serve which takes only minutes.

What do you serve with white bean dip?

Vegan white bean dip goes with a variety of healthy dippers. You might try pita chips, toasted baguette slices, pretzel sticks, and vegetable sticks/platters. You can also thin it out and use it to drizzle over roasted vegetables or salads. Make sandwiches with this vegan bean spread layered with your favorite veggies and bread.

completed Curried White Bean Dip in a gray. bowl against a white background with bread

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Vegan Curry White Bean Dip 

5 from 31 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Vegan bean dip with white beans and curry ​​is a simple but flavorful and protein-rich dip to eat with veggies, crackers or toast! Simple ingredients and easy preparation mean you can whip up this vegan dip in just 5 minutes all for under two bucks!


  • 1 can of white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 Tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon of water
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • ½ teaspoon of curry powder
  • ½ teaspoon of sea salt


  • Add all ingredients to blender or food processor.
  • Process until smooth (a little texture is fine but be sure there are no large pieces of raw garlic.)


  • Use a food processor and pulse in short bursts for more texture
  • Use a blender to make this vegan white bean dip more smooth
  • Add more lemon juice and curry powder to your liking


Calories: 106kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 4gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 388mgPotassium: 208mgFiber: 4gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 2IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 25mgIron: 1mg

Disclaimer: Although attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, kindly note that these are only estimates. Nutritional information may be affected based on the product type, the brand that was purchased, and in other unforeseeable ways. will not be held liable for any loss or damage resulting for your reliance on nutritional information. If you need to follow a specific caloric regimen, please consult your doctor first.

Additional Info

Author: Honor
Course: Dips and Sauces
Cuisine: American
Method: Blender
Diet: Vegan
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  1. Looks great and I’m definitely gonna make it. But you can’t count. It says it’s 5 ingredients but there are 7 in the recipe. 🤦‍♀️

  2. This dip looks fantastic – I’m looking for some good snacks for the next couple of busy weeks at work and will definitely try this one!

  3. 5 stars
    I had some butter beans sitting around and was looking for a great way to use them. This really hit the spot. So yummy!

  4. Here’s a pro tip for all who are considering making this recipe…make a double batch because, wow! We ate the whole bowl and wanted more!

  5. I’m already loving this Vegan white bean dip with curry!:) It’s simple and easy to prepare. It’s what I’m looking for in a dip.:) Thanks!

  6. 5 stars
    This white bean dip is perfect for a healthy snack. So quick and easy to make, so flavourful and delicious too – the perfect combination!

  7. 5 stars
    As a lover of Curry’s, this one I can say is one of the best I ever made, and super easy, too!