Creamy Rosted Garlic Dip (dairy-free)

I love a great creamy dip for holidays and parties, don’t you? This one is based on my bean dip recipe, on page 93 in my first cookbook. I made a few changes and voila, creamy roasted garlic dip :-) We never miss dairy with simple satisfying recipes like this. I didn’t have any on hand today for this photo, but one of our favorite “chips” for dip is peeled, thinly sliced jicama. If you’ve never bought jicama, I highly recommend it.
What dips or dishes do you have planned for upcoming parties or holidays? Tell us about it and/or share your links in the comments :-)

Dairy-free Creamy Rosted Garlic Dip

Add to Vita-Mix, Blendtec, or food processor:
1 cup cooked white beans, like navy beans or great northern beans
1/2 cup cashew, soaked at least 3 hours and strained
about 3/4 head roasted garlic* (skin removed)
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp Vegenaise Grapeseed Oil (or other mayonnaise)
1/4 tsp Herbamare seasoning
Puree till creamy and smooth.
*I roast garlic by slightly cutting the pointy top off the garlic head (so you can see the garlic inside), coating the top with coconut oil, and putting it in a greased oven-safe glass dish with a lid. Roast at 400 degrees for about an hour.
♥, Kelly


  1. lori says

    Kelly – can’t use cashews – love them, but my body doesn’t like them – could I substitute pine nuts,walnuts or macadamia nuts??

  2. says

    Yummy! Thanks for another great dairy-free recipe. We’ll DEFINITELY be trying it. I find dips one of the hardest foods to pass up since going dairy-free. I usually bring my own to parties so I don’t get tempted! I’m thinking of getting a BLendec. Do you love it? Everyone seems to be in the Vitamix camp but Blendtec seems to be better! I’d love your feedback! Thanks Kelly.

  3. says

    Lori, I’m sure that would work, I just don’t know how it would taste. Can you do almonds? I may try almonds some time :-)

    Maggie, Thanks! CRAZY for my Blendtec! :-)

  4. says

    Mmmmm. I love bean dip. I’m going to try this recipe tonight. I have the cashews soaking and the garlic roasting. :-)

    To comment of Maggie’s question, I have a blendtec too and love it! My sister just bought one and loves hers too. It’s small enough to leave out on the kitchen counter which I really like. The vitamix is a lot bigger.

  5. Charlene says

    Just made this. I am a cream/milk addict, but OMG this is sooooooo good! Who needs ranch dressing when we have garlic dip heaven. Thank you so much Kelly!

  6. says

    Great point, Lisa!

    Thanks, Alta!

    Thanks Charlene! I was a dairy addict myself, many moons ago. It used to be torture to see anything creamy, knowing I shouldn’t eat it. I’m so thrilled to hear you loved it :-) Hugs!

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