8 Vegetarian Bean Dip Recipes

A variety of homemade vegetarian bean dip recipes to try from basic to gourmet! Vegetarian bean dip is a classic appetizer that just about everyone loves, and it's a great simple source of low-fat protein for vegetarians. Several of these bean dip recipes are vegan as well. Sure, you could just pop open a can of bean dip from the 7-11, but why not try making your own at home?

  • 01 of 08

    It's not technically a bean dip, but it's made with beans, and it's a dip, so I'm including this easy vegetarian seven-layer dip in this list of easy homemade bean dip recipes. The seven layers are made of beans, cheese, sour cream, taco sauce, green chilies, green onions and a meat substitute. Such a lovely presentation!

  • 02 of 08

    Another gourmet twist on traditional bean dip - this one with white beans, sun-dried tomatoes and goat cheese. Season with salt and black pepper and garnish with extra fresh parsley. It's perfect for making gourmet vegetarian sandwiches, serving as an appetizer, or, use it in place of hummus with your pita or veggies

  • 03 of 08
    Vegetarian bean dip with cheese
    Vegetarian bean dip with cheese. Brooke Slezak / Getty images

    This super cheesy vegetarian bean dip recipe can be prepared in just a few minutes and kept warm in the crockpot when served. This is an easy bean dip that both vegetarians and non-vegetarians will love.

  • 04 of 08
    Mexican cheese and chilies dip and fried tortillas
    Vegan chili "cheese" dip. Getty Images/Annabelle Breakey

    A dairy-free vegan chili cheese dip recipe that is super-quick and easy to prepare. Use a prepared vegetarian chili, and this recipe will take you just 30 seconds to prepare. A classic vegan and dairy-free bean dip favorite.

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  • 05 of 08
    White Bean Dip
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    A different kind of bean dip, made with Great Northern white beans and plenty of fresh herbs for flavor. Puree all the ingredients together in a blender or food processor for a quick appetizer dip for crackers or pita bread; or, layer on bread with some tomatoes and veggies for a vegetarian sandwich. This white bean dip is both vegetarian and vegan.
  • 06 of 08
    Vegetarian bean dip with pesto
    Vegetarian bean dip with pesto
    A variation on the usual vegetarian bean dip recipes, this bean dip is made with pesto sauce and sour cream for a gourmet twist. This garbanzo bean and pesto dip would also make and excellent spread for a vegetarian sandwich.
  • 07 of 08
    Black beans con queso.

    A bean dip recipe for the cheese lovers out there, this black bean dip is loaded with cheese and calls for just a touch of red pepper flakes to bring out the flavor. This is an indulgent cheesey bean dip recipe that those on a low-fat diet may want to avoid!

  • 08 of 08
    Vegetarian chili cheese dip.

    A classic vegetarian chili bean and cheese dip with extra cheese, perfect for lounging in front of the TV or for a casual vegetarian appetizer. This vegetarian bean dip is a cheesy classic Mexican appetizer perfect for the Superbowl or for movie nights.