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We hear BYOB is around the corner — that’s bring your own bean dip to the next potluck.

Making your own dip might take a few steps more than rolling by the pre-made section of the grocery store, but we’re here for the accolades, folks. We teamed up with BUSH’S® Beans to give you a chance to wow friends and family alike with 8 awesome dip and spread recipes.

Dip it, dunk it, scoop it, spread it — bean dips are packed with flavor, as well as:

  • fiber
  • protein
  • other essential nutrients

These dips pair well with:

  • veggie sticks
  • crackers
  • corn chips
  • sandwiches
  • wraps and more

From classic hummus, to spicy black bean dip, and more — it’s time to put out the “no double dipping” signs because these 8 bean dip recipes are just that good.

White chili bean and sweet potato dip

White chili bean and sweet potato dip in a bowl on a wooden tableShare on Pinterest

With creamy beans, luscious sweet potato, and zesty spices, this dip is every bit delectable. It has some key nutrients, too. Sweet potatoes are bursting with beta carotene, an antioxidant that may help keep your eyes, lungs, and brain healthy over time.

Makes about 3 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 can (15.5-ounce) BUSH’S® White Chili Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup cooked sweet potato, peeled and mashed
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a food processor. Blend until smooth. If the dip is too thick, add one tablespoon of water at a time until the desired consistency is reached.
  2. Season to taste, adding more salt and/or black pepper if needed.

Nutrition per 2 tablespoons

Calories 24.3
Total fat 0.0 g
Saturated fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated fat 0.0 g
Monounsaturated fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Total carbohydrate 5.0 g
Dietary fiber 1.3 g
Sugars 0.6 g
Protein 1.1 g
Sodium 116.1 mg
Potassium 127.6 mg

classic hummus dipShare on Pinterest

Why shell out money for store-bought hummus when you can make more for less at home? Homemade hummus isn’t just full of fresh flavor — it’s also super simple and inexpensive to make. Consider whipping up a double batch and storing a couple of containers in your freezer.

Makes about 2 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 can (16-ounce) BUSH’S® Garbanzo Beans (chickpeas), drained and rinsed
  • ¼ cup tahini (sesame seed paste)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a food processer. Blend until smooth. If the hummus is too thick, add one tablespoon of water at a time until the desired consistency is reached.
  2. Season to taste, adding more salt and/or black pepper if needed.

Nutrition per 2 tablespoons

Calories 74
Total fat 4.0 g
Saturated fat 0.5 g
Polyunsaturated fat 1.2 g
Monounsaturated fat 2.1 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Total carbohydrate 7.9 g
Dietary fiber 1.7 g
Sugars 0.1 g
Protein 2.1 g
Sodium 164.1 mg
Potassium 71.4 mg

Chipotle black bean dipShare on Pinterest

Want to spice up your snacks or add something special to your party spread? This lively dip is laced with:

  • hot and smoky chipotle peppers
  • fresh herbs
  • lime juice

Serve it with corn chips or cucumber slices for dunking — or slap it onto a flour tortilla for the beginnings of a bodacious burrito.

Makes about 2 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 can (15-ounce) BUSH’S® Black Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 pepper from a can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves, rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a food processer. Blend until smooth. If the dip is too thick, add one tablespoon of water at a time until the desired consistency is reached.
  2. Season to taste, adding more salt, black pepper, or adobe sauce if needed.

Nutrition per 2 tablespoons

Calories 44
Total fat 2.0 g
Saturated fat 0.2 g
Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated fat 1.2 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Total carbohydrate 5.1 g
Dietary fiber 1.8 g
Sugars 0.0 g
Protein 1.8 g
Sodium 171.3 mg
Potassium 3.0 mg

Bean dips make the perfect base for so many snacks and meals that you might find yourself wanting even more options. Whether you’re craving Mediterranean flavors or something that takes you due south, there’s a dip that can satisfy that desire.

Here are 5 more mouthwatering recipes from BUSH’S® Beans to tempt your taste buds.

  • Sundried Tomato and Basil Hummus. Hummus gets a Mediterranean makeover in this flavorful dip. Sundried tomatoes bring a bit of sweetness, while fresh basil adds an alluring aroma.
  • Buffalo Chili Beans Dip. If you’re craving Buffalo wings, this dip is for you. It’s also designed to be gluten-free, but be sure to double check each ingredient, just in case.
  • Grilled Corn Bean Salsa. What dip list would be complete without salsa? Loaded with fresh veggies, this recipe tastes like it came straight from the garden.
  • Fresh Herb Bean Spread. With their mild flavor and creamy texture, white beans make an ideal base for dips and spreads. Here, they’re mixed with garlic, fresh herbs, and citrus juice for a zesty combination.
  • Chili Beans Hot Dip. When you need something to serve on game day, this classic combination of beans, chili sauce, and melted cheese is a winner. Serve this layered dip with corn chips.