White Bean Guacamole with Cilantro and Mint

Guacamole…it’s the quintessential party food. It seems everyone has their own special way to make it…a bit of onion here, a dash of cayenne there, a twist of lime…
Well, this guacamole veers a bit off that typically beaten path.
I love a good traditional guacamole, but when I’m in search of something a little bit different, White Bean Guacamole with Cilantro and Mint totally does the trick. The bean flavor adds a subtle, unexpected lightness, and the cilantro and mint perk it up with a cool and refreshing pop of flavor. It’s a simple way to freshen up the classic dip, and it makes the perfect starter for any summertime barbecue.

White Bean Guacamole with Cilantro and Mint


  • 1 15 oz can white beans (cannellini), drained and rinsed
  • 2 avocados, cubed
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • salt
  1. Add the beans, avocado, mint and cilantro to a food processor. Pulse the mixture several times to combine.
  2. While the food processor is running, quickly add the lime juice and olive oil until all ingredients are combined, but some texture remains. This should take about 10-15 seconds.
  3. Add the cayenne and salt, to taste. Pulse a few more times to incorporate.
  4. Serve with tortilla chips. Best if served same day.
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Have a great weekend!


  1. Laurie says:

    I must make this TONIGHT!! It looks and sounds sooo good!! I just found your blog from the 30 spot and clearly I’ve been missing out!! Thanks for this great recipe. Now I have to go look for more!

    • Melissa says:

      Hey there! I’m so glad you found me on Erin’s blog. Super excited to be contributing there once a month! Thank you for stopping by. Let me know how the recipes work out 🙂

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