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Dave Cald's White Bean Dip Recipe

Updated on March 15, 2014
5 stars from 20 ratings of Dave Cald's White Bean Dip Recipe

Here is yet another 5 star quality recipe courtesy of my buddy and culinary genius Dave Cald. His deliciously spicy Mexican style white bean dip recipe is quick to prepare (20 minutes), and will surely satisfy your guests for any occasion.

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: approximately 2 cups


  • 1 15oz. can white kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 2 Tbs dry white whine
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted (see "quick tip" below the nutrition facts).
  • 1 Tbs lemon juice
  • 1 Tbs lime juice
  • 2 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tspn sea salt
  • 1/8 tspn cayenne pepper
  • 2 habanero peppers, seeded and chopped finely
  • 1 tspn fresh sage, minced
  • fresh sage sprig, for garnish (optional)
  • an assortment of vegetables and/or pita wedges, (for dipping)


  1. Mix the white whine and bread crumbs together in a small bowl; set the bowl aside and allow the mixture to soak for ten minutes.
  2. Place the white beans, almonds, garlic, lemon juice, lime juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper into a blender. Close the lid, and blend until the mixture is nearly smooth.
  3. Add the bread crumbs, and continue blending until smooth.
  4. Add the minced sage, and stir.
  5. Chill the dip (covered) overnight.
  6. Transfer your White Bean Dip to a serving bowl, and if desired garnish with fresh sage sprigs.
  7. Serve with fresh vegetable dippers and/or pita wedges
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 Tablespoon
Calories 56
Calories from Fat45
% Daily Value *
Fat 5 g8%
Saturated fat 1 g5%
Unsaturated fat 4 g
Carbohydrates 1 g
Fiber 0 g
Protein 2 g4%
Cholesterol 12 mg4%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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Quick Tip:

To toast your almonds; spread them out in a single layer on a baking sheet, and bake them in a 350 degree oven for 5 to 10 minutes (or until the nuts are golden brown). Check on the almonds often to make sure they don't start to burn. Stir the nuts once or twice during bake time.


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      Mary 5 years ago

      YUMM! This is so good. Hands down the best white bean dip recipe on the net. Well deserving of it's top rating I give it 5 stars.