Garlic Bean Dip

Garlic Bean Dip

Garlic Bean Dip

This savory bean dip will satisfy even the most ardent garlic lover and beats store-bought versions both in flavor and nutrients.

Prep Time 10 minutes


Makes 12 servings (about 1-1/2 cups)


4 cloves garlic
1 can (15-1/2 ounces) pinto or black beans, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup pimiento-stuffed green olives
4-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
Assorted fresh vegetables and crackers


  1. Place garlic in food processor; process until minced. Add beans, olives, lemon juice and cumin; process until well blended but not entirely smooth.
  2. Serve with vegetables and crackers. Garnish, if desired.


The spice cumin is widely used in Middle Eastern, Asian and Mediterranean cooking. It is available in seed and ground form and adds a nutty flavor to dishes.


To save time, buy fresh vegetables, such as carrots and celery, already cut up from the produce section of the supermarket.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 2 tablespoons dip (without vegetables and crackers)
Calories 42
Calories from Fat 21 %
Total Fat 1 g
Saturated Fat <1 g
Carbohydrate 7 g
Fiber 1 g
Protein 3 g
Sodium 207 mg

Dietary Exchange

Starch 1/2

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