Creamy Butter Bean Dip

10 Minutes

super easy


Looking for a healthy alternative to traditional dips and salsa? Get creative with my creamy and delicious butter bean dip! 

Butter beans are smooth, decadent and you heard it here first – they deserve more attention! My hope is that this dip will bring them back on the map. It’s perfect for charcuterie boards, with fresh vegetables (hot or cold) and great as a weekly meal prep item! It’s easily customizable depending on what fresh herbs and spices you have on hand. With just 4 ingredients, you’ll nourish and impress your friends and family with very little effort required. The best part? It only takes 10 minutes to make! So, if you’re looking for an easy way to add some healthy flavor to your next sandwich, meal or get-together, try out this creamy butter bean dip recipe. It’s sure to be a hit!

Why You’ll Love It 

Only four ingredients, which you likely already have in your kitchen pantry

Beans and legumes are great sources of dietary protein and fiber, both of which can help keep you fuller and more satiated for longer

Enjoy this dip with fresh vegetables, in a grain bowl, as a side on salads or as a spread on loaded open-face toasties, sandwiches and wraps to make them healthier and more substantial

Butter beans, also known as lima beans, are a great source of iron, manganese, Vitamin C, copper, folate, thiamin (Vitamin B1) and phosphorus

Nutritional Value
Effort / ROI
Recipe Cost Breakdown

     1 14-oz can no salt added butter beans: $3.49
     2 tbsp extra virgin oil: $0.48
     1 tbsp lemon juice: $0.16
     2 garlic cloves: $0.12

    Total Cost: $8.50

What You’ll Need

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1 14-oz can no salt added butter beans
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 garlic cloves
½ tsp salt
Plus water, as and if needed for consistency

Nutritional Information

88 Calories
5 g Total Fat
217 mg Sodium
6 g Total Carbs
3 g Fiber
3 g Protein



Rinse and drain butter beans. Then, transfer to a food processor.
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Add extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and salt. Blend until creamy; add 1 tbsp of filtered water if needed and enjoy immediately or within 3-5 days of preparing.
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Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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Make it oil free by adding filtered water instead of extra virgin olive oil