White Bean Dip With Pita Chips

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 16 mins

Description taken from Giada De Laurentiis' Everyday Italian: "This dip is the Italian version of hummus, and in my opinion it's smoother and tastier. This is a staple antipasto with I'm entertaining. The pita chips aren't Italian, but they work really well with this dip." We really enjoy this recipe at our house, too.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut each pita half into 8 wedges and arrange over a large baking sheet.
  3. Brush the pita wedges with 2 tbs of the oil, then sprinkle with the oregano and 1 tsp each of the salt and pepper.
  4. Bake for 8 minutes, then turn wedges over and bake until they are crisp and golden, about 8 minutes longer.
  5. Meanwhile, in the bowl of a food processor, combine the beans, parsley, lemon juice, garlic, and the remaining salt and pepper.
  6. Pulse on and off until the mixture is coarsley chopped.
  7. With the machine running (puree), stream in the remaining 1/3 C olive oil until the mixture is creamy.
  8. Season the dip with more salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Serve with warm or room temp pita crisps.


Most Helpful

Good and so easy a 10 year old made it. Next time we'll use less oil as it didn't seem to need the whole 1/3 cup, I would have liked it thicker. Also I think I'll use less garlic as well. For the pita we used whole wheat Greek style pitas, very good.

Lt. Amy June 17, 2008

Very good, hummus-like dip. My advice would be to go half on the lemon juice, salt, oregano and garlic, then add more to taste. I found I needed less of all these ingredients than was called for. I didn't measure the oil, just added until I got the consistency I wanted. Will definitely keep this recipe and make it again. Thanks for posting!

az93 October 15, 2013

Really, really good dip! The only thing I changed was to roast 3 heads of garlic, using all three and the oil from the roasting. I plan on using this as a dip for pita chips and as a spread for Greek wraps I'm making for lunch tomorrow. Thanks for posting!

Dib's September 14, 2012

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