A delicious white bean dip is the perfect addition to any party menu! Not only is it quick and easy to make but your guests are sure to love the subtle balance of flavors packed into every bite! Use this dip on your next charcuterie board with lightly seasoned pita chips, crackers, and/or sliced vegetables for dipping!
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Seasoned Pita Chip Ingredients
While you can buy seasoned pita chips at your local grocery store and I’ll admit that is the easiest way, making them at home is also easy and quick. So skip the store-bought and try making your own!
Pitas – Grab a package or two of pitas from your local grocery store!
Olive Oil – I highly recommend using a good brand of olive oil for this recipe as it will definitely make a difference in the flavor of this dip recipe.
Seasonings – You can really be creative here. In this recipe, we’ll stick with salt and pepper to really let the flavor of the dip come through. However, feel free to be creative and add your own seasoning combinations such as crushed rosemary and garlic powder or a light dusting of sage!
Ingredients for White Bean Dip
You’ll not only love how easy this white bean dip is to throw together but how delicious it is!
Cannellini Beans – Cannellini beans are a variety of white beans. They are most popular in Central and Southern Italy, particularly around Tuscany. They are also called white kidney beans or fazolia beans. You can find them in your local grocery store.
Fresh Garlic – We love garlic! Fresh garlic is key to this recipe!
Lemon Juice – I highly recommend using fresh lemon juice whenever possible!
Fresh Sage – I love using fresh spices whenever I can. You can usually find fresh sage leaves in the produce section of your local grocery store.
Olive Oil – Again, use a good brand of olive oil as we will not only be using it in the recipe but as a garnish as well and it makes all the difference if you use high-quality olive oil.
Seasonings – Salt and pepper and a dash of cayenne pepper are all that’s needed.
Preheat your oven to 375° F.
Bake for 5-6 minutes. Remove the pita wedges from the oven, turn them over, and return to the oven for another 5-6 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and set aside.
Add the drained and rinsed cannellini beans, fresh garlic, lemon juice, sage leaves, and olive oil to the bowl of a food processor and blend until smooth.
Pour the white bean dip into a serving bowl, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Right before serving, add a dash of cayenne pepper and a drizzle of high-quality extra virgin olive oil to the top!
Serve your white bean dip with seasoned pita chips or sliced vegetables for dipping!
Homemade Seasoned Pita Chip Variations
There are a few variations you can try for the seasoned pita chips!
Instead of simply seasoning with salt and pepper try:
- Crushed rosemary and garlic powder
- Add a little garlic powder or onion powder
- Add a little paprika
- Use Italian Seasoning
- Go all out and use everything bagel seasoning
- Want a Mexican twist – add cumin!
There are so many ways to season these chips so let your creativity shine!
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White Bean Dip Variations
Here are a few suggestions to change up your white bean dip! Remember to start small, taste, and add more if you desire!
Lemon Rosemary White Bean Dip – Skip the sage and replace it with fresh rosemary leaves!
Jalapeno Lime – Switch the lemon juice for fresh lime juice and add a seeded jalapeno!
Italian White Bean Dip – Exchange Italian seasoning for the fresh sage and add an extra clove of fresh garlic! Or add a tablespoon or two of your favorite pesto!
White Bean Hummus – Add a tablespoon or two of Tahini one at a time until you reach just the right balance of flavors!
Extra Creamy Dip – Add a few tablespoons of plain greek yogurt for an extra creamy dip!
Buffalo White Bean Dip – Create a white bean buffalo dip by adding a dash or two of buffalo wing sauce!
Roasted Garlic White Bean Dip – Roast your garlic cloves before making your dip to add roasted garlic flavor! To roast garlic, use a fresh whole garlic bulb and trim both ends of the bulb leaving the garlic cloves intact. Peel away any loose skin but leave the bulb intact. Place the bulb on a sheet of tin foil and drizzle generously with olive oil. Using the foil enclose the garlic bulb completely. Roast at 400°F for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until golden and fragrant.
Seasoned Pita Chips
- 6 pitas
- 3 Tbls Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Salt & Pepper, to taste
White Bean Dip
- 1 15 oz can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
- 3 cloves fresh garlic, peeled
- 2 Tbls fresh lemon juice
- 2-3 large Sage leaves
- 1/3 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 Tbls High-Quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Dash Cayenne Pepper
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Cut each pita into 8 equal wedges and brush both sides with olive oil. Place them on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
- Season the pita wedges with salt and pepper.
- Bake for 5-6 minutes before turning each wedge. Bake an additional 5-6 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and set aside.
- Add the cannellini beans, fresh garlic, lemon juice, sage leaves, and olive oil to the food processor and blend until smooth.
- Pour the bean mixture into a serving bowl and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
- Just before serving, add a dash of cayenne pepper and a drizzle of high-quality extra virgin olive oil.
- Serve with seasoned pita chips and/or your favorite sliced vegetables for dipping!
Although you can use any old olive oil in the recipe, I highly recommend using a high-quality variety at least for the drizzle for the extra pop of flavor.
A little bit of sage goes a long way! If you aren't sure how much to use, start with a small amount, taste it, and add more if desired.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 469Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 638mgCarbohydrates: 58gFiber: 6gSugar: 3gProtein: 13g
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Can I make white bean dip ahead of time?
Yes, just don’t drizzle it with the olive oil or add the dash of cayenne pepper until ready to serve. Store it in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
You can store the seasoned pita chips in an airtight container at room temperature once they have completely cooled until ready to use.
How do I store leftovers?
Yes, store any leftover white bean dip in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. The seasoned pita chips can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature.