Great bean dip recipes are here!
We love the informality of a dip: eating little crunchy things with our hands, everyone reaching over everyone else.
They’re the easiest, tastiest way of serving fresh fruits, pulses and vegetables — and also, incidentally, the only foolproof means of keeping a tableful of rowdy guests from storming your kitchen.
Here are 13 bean dip recipes to present to guests on the dinner table or picnic basket for your date.
There was a time when the word ‘dip’ made us a little twitchy. We grew up on dips; the lackluster supermarket kind that had more in common with cat food than any remotely discernible fruit or vegetable.
Slopped into dinky little plastic containers, they’d sit in our fridge until they developed an odd film and were chucked, or it came time to parade them around a dinner party with limp tortilla chips — whichever came first.
Like neon spandex and Cabbage Patch Kids, we firmly believed dips ought to have been left in the eighties — that is, until we made our own.
That first time we whizzed chickpeas with a little garlic, olive oil, and lemon juice in the blender, we gorged ourselves on nothing but hummus and baby carrots for 2 days.
From creamy chorizo bean dip to a chili cheese bean dip and of course, the classic Texas Trash bean dip (#6, we’ve been waiting on you) — we love em’ all.
Earthy, pungent white beans enjoy their moment in the sun with this bounteous, beautiful dip.
Fall for — and then into — this wonderfully cheesy hybrid dip. Perfect for scooping up with some Doritos; or celery if you’re keen to keep things light.
Coconut yogurt lends this zesty dip a wonderful tang and richness. Green onions and bleu cheese make it fancy. Recipes for bean dip have never been simpler.
This Deep South dip is a whiz to throw together.
It’s lovely with nachos or raw vegetables — but in true Texan fashion, we’re particularly fond of serving it with a side of fried green tomatoes.
Creamy and peppered through with savory chorizo, make the most of your snack break with this Mexican dip.
You might even be tempted to spoil your appetite — but that sounds like the opposite of a problem.
Pre-dinner snacking doesn’t get any better than this funky fresh dip. Eat it as part of a larger meal or serve with oven-baked strips of toast.
We’re of the opinion that a dip should never require too much in the way of effort—a bean and cheese dip easy peasy lemon squeezy, if you will.
It’s fitting, then, that this is mostly leftover chili that’s been whizzed together with an excess of cheese in the blender.
A versatile, filling dip with the added advantage of immediacy — this’ll be ready to go in all of ten minutes and is perfect when you’ve got to whack something on the table now or as part of a quick mezze.
This easy bean dip recipe recommends the dip be served in cups, but that makes it a bit of a bother to actually eat.
Forget the cups unless you really want the individual presentation; tip this into a big bowl and be done with it.
If you love that little can of F-L bean dip, this has been crafted to suit those of you looking for ideas about how to make bean dip from canned beans.
Make it mild or make it wild. This has a similar taste and consistency that you’ll really like.
There’s nothing this scorchingly delicious chile verde hot bean dip can’t jazz up — we love slinging it in some fajitas.
What to serve with bean dip
Tortilla chips: Tortilla chips are the classic choice for serving with bean dip. They are crunchy, salty, and usually sturdy enough to take on any dense bean dip.
Veggies: Cut-up vegetables like carrots, celery, and cucumbers are healthy and refreshing to serve with bean dip. They provide a nice contrast to the richness of the dip too.
Naan: Thick, chewy naan reheated with a luscious hummus or white bean dip turns a snack into a meal.
Crackers: From Stacy’s Pita Crackers to Aldi’s Artisan flatbreads to Garden Veggie Thins, Wheat Thins, to the tiny toasts
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- White Bean Dip
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- Texas Trash Dip
- Creamy Chorizo Bean Dip
- Cracked Out Refried Bean Dip Recipe
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- Individual Seven Layer Dip
- Copycat Frito Bean Dip Recipe
- Chile Verde Bean Dip
- Choose one or more options from our list of bean dip recipes here.
- Create your new favorite dish.
- Pat yourself on the back for making food at home!
- Share and comment! Did you make any tweaks so it’s all your own?