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White Bean Dip with Pita Chips

This dip is the Italian version of hummus, and in my opinion it's smoother and tastier. This is a staple antipasto when I'm entertaining. The pita chips aren't Italian, but they work well with this dip.

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White Bean Dip with Pita Chips



Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

16 minutes




Giada De Laurentiis

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  • 4 pita breads (split horizontally in half)
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt (plus more to taste)
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper (plus more to taste)
  • 1 15 ounce can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from about 1/2 lemon)
  • 1 garlic clove


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Cut each pita half into 8 wedges. Arrange the pita wedges evenly over a large baking sheet. Brush the pita wedges with 2 tablespoons of the oil, then sprinkle with the oregano and 1 teaspoon each of the salt and pepper. Bake for 8 minutes, then turn the pita wedges over and bake until they are crisp and golden, about 8 minutes longer.
  2. Meanwhile, in the bowl of a food processor, combine the beans, parsley, lemon juice, garlic, and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper. Pulse on and off until the mixture is coarsely chopped. With the machine running, gradually mix the remaining 1/3 cup of oil until the mixture is creamy. Season the puree with more salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Transfer the puree to a small bowl and serve the pita toasts warm or at room temperature alongside. (The pita wedges and bean puree can be made 1 day ahead. Store the pita wedges airtight at room temperature. Cover and refrigerate the bean puree.)



Nutrition Serving Size
per serving
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
91 grams
40 grams
30 grams
Saturated Fat
11 grams
66 milligrams
1064 milligrams
14 grams
19 grams
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1 comment

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    Margaret Burd

    This has been one of our favorite recipes for quite a while. Quick, easy, delicious!

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