Vegan Bean Dip Recipe

Published on October 26th 2023 by Jennifer Dodd.
Last updated on March 20th 2024
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Close up view of Vegan Bean Dip

Vegan Bean Dip makes for a high-protein, creamy treat with a kick perfect for a midday snack, added to your game day platter, or spread onto wraps or sandwiches. You only need a few pantry-friendly ingredients and 10 minutes to whip up this tasty and easy dip you'll want to make repeatedly. If you need more inspiration for vegan dips, healing Turmeric Hummus or Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip are a few must-try recipes to add to your repertoire.

Is bean dip just refried beans?

This version of bean dip is not cooked and is made similarly to hummus by blending canned beans with seasoning until smooth whereas; refried beans are cooked and served hot. 

How many calories are in vegan bean dip?

There are 130 calories per serving in this recipe for vegan bean dip. 

Are refried beans vegan?

Typically, refried beans are vegan, although they can be cooked using pork fat and are often topped with cheese. 

Are refried beans actually fried twice?

Refried beans are cooked twice by boiling dried beans, mashing them up, and frying them with aromatics and spices. 

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Time & Serves

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
10 mins
4 persons


  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil, divided 


  • 1 cloves Garlic, minced 

  • 1 (15.5-ounce) can Navy Beans, drained, rinsed 

  • ¼ teaspoon Cumin

  • ¼ teaspoon Chili Powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon Chipotle Powder 

  • 2 tablespoons canned Green Chilis, chopped 

  • 2 tablespoons Water 

  • 2 tablespoons Cilantro, chopped


  • Sea Salt to taste 

  • A pinch of Smoked Paprika, for garnish   


Add one tablespoon of olive oil, garlic, navy beans, cumin, chili powder, chipotle powder, green chilies, water, and chopped cilantro to a food processor or blender. 

Prepare ingredients for blending

Blend all the ingredients until smooth and fully incorporated, seasoning with sea salt to taste.  

Blending all the ingredients

Scoop the bean dip into a bowl drizzling on the remaining olive oil and smoked paprika for garnish. 

Serving Vegan Bean Dip
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