Garbanzo Pesto Dip

Vegetarian bean dip with pesto
Vegetarian bean dip with pesto
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 5 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
275 Calories
11g Fat
36g Carbs
13g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 275
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 133mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 10g 34%
Protein 13g
Calcium 253mg 19%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

A variation on the usual vegetarian bean dip recipes, this garbanzo (chickpea) bean dip is made with vegetarian pesto sauce for a gourmet twist. Try out this flavorful pesto dip recipe—courtesy of Bush's Beans—to use for a vegetarian appetizer or even as a sandwich spread for a vegetarian sandwich.


  • 1 16 ounce can garbanzo beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2/3 cup prepared basil pesto sauce
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell peppers or sun-dried tomatoes (drained)
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • Crackers and sliced vegetables to serve

Steps to Make It

  1. Coarsely mash garbanzo beans with fork or pastry blender.

  2. Stir in sour cream, pesto, red pepper, lemon juice, and black pepper.

  3. Cover and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours.

  4. Serve with assorted crackers and cut up fresh vegetables.