White Bean, Lemon, and Herbed Feta Dip

White Bean, Lemon, and Herbed Feta Dip
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Source: The Mediterranean Diabetes Cookbook, 2nd Edition. Recipe Credit: . Photo Credit: Renee Comet.

Even though it can be made in a flash, this zesty dip combines all the bright flavors of Greece in one easy-to-make dish. If you are a Mediterranean food fan, this dip will make a great addition to hummus in your repertoire. Note that when storing this dip in the refrigerator, it tends to firm up. Before serving, simply stir in water a tablespoon at a time until it becomes the desired consistency.

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  • Prep time
    15 min
  • Servings
    8 Servings
  • Serving size
    1/4 cup
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

8 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1/4 cup
  • Amount per serving Calories 120

  • Total Fat 8g
    • Saturated Fat 1.9g
    • Trans Fat 0.1g
  • Cholesterol 10mg
  • Sodium 80mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 9g
    • Dietary Fiber 2g
    • Total Sugars 1g
  • Protein 4g
  • Potassium 160mg
  • Phosphorus 70mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1/2 Starch, 2 Fat



  • canned or cooked cannellini beans
    1 1/2 cup
  • Greek feta cheese (cut into small pieces or crumbled)
    1/2 cup
  • juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • extra-virgin olive oil
    1/4 cup
  • fresh mint (plus extra for garnish)
    1/4 cup
  • fresh oregano (plus extra for garnish)
    1/4 cup
  • freshly ground black pepper
    to taste


  1. Combine cannellini beans, feta, lemon juice and zest, olive oil, mint, and oregano in a food processor. Pulsing on and off, purée until smooth.

  2. Taste and season with salt (if desired) and pepper.

  • Recommended

    This was completely delicious. Great flavor with the parmesan and added freshness from the lemon. The only problem was the family member who is diabetic didn't end up getting a lot of it as the rest of the family loved it so much.