Eat Smart  |  Posted 11.20.14

Southwest Bean Dip

Southwest Bean Dip

This dip satisfies a craving for southwestern flavor but is still fine for a sensitive mouth. It has just enough chili powder to add spice without being too strong. Serve with soft tortillas or pita if your mouth is sensitive or carrot sticks and bell pepper strips for added fiber.

Garnish with fresh cilantro if you have some on hand.

Refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving for flavors to meld.

*Cannellini beans are also known as white kidney beans.

Makes 6 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes or less
Total Time: 15 minutes or less


  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 (15-ounce) can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  1. In a food processor, with the motor running, drop in the garlic and purée. Stop the machine, add the beans, half of the lime juice, the oil, chili powder, cumin, and salt, and process until smooth. Taste and add more lime juice, seasonings, or oil, if needed.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (about 1/4 cup): Calories 95, Total Fat 5 g, Total Carbohydrate 10 g, Dietary Fiber 3 g, Sugars 0 g, Protein 4 g, Sodium 140 mg

Recipe from American Cancer Society, What to Eat During Cancer Treatment