White Bean Dip with Sea Salt Pita Chips

White Bean dip recipe & Pita Chips #vegetarian from Delicieux www.deliciouseveryday.com

Christmas is a time of get togethers. Of people dropping over to catch up and of catching up over drinks.

It’s times like these you want something delicious to nibble on, but don’t want to go to a whole lot of effort either, but by the same token don’t want to settle for store bought either. This is where quick little recipes like this White Bean Dip with Sea Salt Pita Chips come into the picture.

It’s moreish and addictive….and a wonderful way to sop up some of that alcohol we all drink probably a little too much of over the holiday season. Myself included, particularly when it comes to champagne, which is my tipple of choice. :)

I love bean based dips, and as a result I usually make this White Bean Dip or hummus when guests come over. Bean dips are delicious and satisfying, and healthy too. And I’m sure we could all do with enjoying something a little healthy around this time of the year!

This dip is made from buttery smooth cannellini beans, which contain a wonderful detoxifying enzyme called molybdenum, a mineral that in addition to it’s detoxifying qualities helps prevent headaches. Just the thing you need when you’ve indulged in one too many glasses of Christmas bubbles!

The pita chips are equally as moreish, and a much healthier alternative to butter laden crackers. While I’ve gone with a simple sea salt pita chip you can easily customise them by adding your own herbs or spices.

Simple, delicious, and quick and easy to prepare, it’s also a wonderful dish to make when you have unexpected guests pop in for a Christmas drink.

So tell me, what quick and easy appetisers do you have in your repoirtoire that you bring out when unexpected guests pop in?

White Bean and Lemon Dip recipe #vegetarian | Delicieux www.deliciouseveryday.com


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White Bean Dip with Sea Salt Pita Chips
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Serves: 6 to 8
  • 400g can of cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 1 tbs of olive oil
  • 2 tbs of roughly chopped parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 pitas
  • 1 tbs of olive oil
  • sea salt
  1. To make the dip place the cannellini beans, garlic, lemon juice and olive oil in a food process and process until smooth. Check the seasoning and add the parsley and pulse to combine. Transfer to a bowl or plate to serve and drizzle with a little extra oil and garnish with parsley and a wedge of lemon.
  2. For the pita chips preheat the oven to 180 Celsius (350 Fahrenheit) and cut the pita into large bite sized chunks. Lightly brush the olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt to taste. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes until lightly golden. Cool on the tray before serving with the dip.



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  1. Rosa December 5, 2012  9:05 pm Reply

    A gorgeous dish! So flavorful and addictive. My kind of food.



  2. Julia December 5, 2012  9:38 pm Reply

    I love bean based dips too and the best part about this recipe is that to make it gluten free you just need to make sure the pita bread is not made from wheat flour!

  3. Reem | Simply Reem December 6, 2012  2:18 am Reply

    You know I have never tried making dip with white beans...
    This is a recipe I am going to make soon... Bean dip are such huge hit in my home...
    Thanks for sharing!

  4. Laura (Tutti Dolci) December 6, 2012  2:52 am Reply

    I love white beans and I love pita chips - I know I'd absolutely love this pairing! :)

  5. Miss Piggy December 6, 2012  11:34 am Reply

    I had a great white in Wellington last week. I'm going to make this for a party I'm going to on Saturday night. wish me luck!

    • Jennifer December 6, 2012  12:25 pm Reply

      It is indeed. Give me a bottle of champagne and some dip and perhaps some cheese too and I'm one happy camper ;)

  6. Jenny December 6, 2012  1:51 pm Reply

    It is so easy to make dip & so much nicer too.
    I'm going to make this before the weekend. Will let you know how it goes!

  7. suzanne Perazzini December 6, 2012  5:12 pm Reply

    I'm always looking for recipes to go with our Friday drinks and the fact that this will help prevent headaches works for me.

  8. thelittleloaf December 6, 2012  5:55 pm Reply

    I often make a dip with white beans instead of chickpeas, loaded with herbs and garlic and perfect with homemade pitta. Love the idea of the salty crunchy chips too - perfect for scooping up extra dip!

  9. The Life of Clare December 7, 2012  7:09 am Reply

    I've never made a white bean dip but I've been meaning to. They're so delicious and so much more satisfying if you make them yourself! Yum!

  10. Marina@Picnic at Marina December 7, 2012  11:36 am Reply

    This dip is my dad's favorite meal: he can eat it every day! :) I love the presentation...

  11. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen December 7, 2012  2:27 pm Reply

    I usually end up in charge of the pre meal nibbles and rely on dips like this one to make ahead of time to bring to parties.


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