This White Bean Dip with Pita Chips recipe is the perfect appetizer for game day!
Just like most of you, we got together to watch the Super Bowl last night. I made this dip, and it's so good that I thought I'd share it with you.
I have to admit that this is not my original recipe. It's Giada's recipe from her cookbook Everyday Italian. But I've been making this dip for at least 6 or 7 years, ever since I saw it in her cookbook. I've made it so many times that I have the recipe memorized. If you like humus, you'll like this even better!
The key ingredient in this dip is canned white cannellini beans.
Drain and rinse the beans.
While the beans are draining, you can make your pita chips.
Take 4 loaves out of the package and
cut them in half.
Using a knife, separate each half and
cut those into 3 wedges.
Place the wedges on baking sheets and brush them with olive oil.
Grab some dried oregano and
sprinkle each wedge with oregano, salt, and pepper. Bake them in a 375 degree oven for a few minutes, then turn them over and bake a little longer. You will need to watch them carefully to avoid burning them.
To make the dip, you will need some fresh, flat leaf parsley. Since we have had such a mild winter, I still have some growing in my herb bed.
By the way, you may remember this little sign I made last spring. It's a little faded, but it's still hanging in there!
You will need about ¼ cup of the parsley. Now, don't try to make this dip with dried parsley! It just doesn't work. Get some fresh parsley from your grocery store, but after making this dip, you'll probably want to grow some!
You'll need a clove of garlic. I usually use 2 if they are small.
You'll also need about 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice. Don't skip the fresh lemon juice. There is something about the combination of fresh parsley and fresh lemon juice that is magic.
Put the beans, parsley, lemon juice, and garlic in the bowl of a food processor. Add a little salt and pepper and pulse until the mixture is coarsely chopped. While the machine is running, add ⅓ cup olive oil and
continue to mix until it's nice and creamy.
Transfer the dip to a small serving bowl and serve with the pita chips.
Leo just asked me if I had any more of this dip, but sadly, it's all gone.
I think you'll really like it, too. If you'd like a printable version of this recipe, click HERE.
Hi Jane, this looks and sounds so delicious....yum!Thanks for sharing a printer friendly version, I have a print out now to follow. I finally figured out why I was unable to post comments before:( if I paste my URL in comment box, it never gets published, instead directly goes to your spam folder:( Now I can comment more often and I'm so glad about that:) Thanks for leaving such a sweet comment on my tulip vignette. Happy Valentine's Day to you!Hugs~Poppy
Cottage and Broome
Jane, don't you just love Giada! We make a lot of her dishes. Thanks so much for stopping by and following, now following you, Laura
Good morning Jane! I'm just loving this recipe, it looks and sounds delicious! Thanks for the printer friendly version, I have a print out now:)Thanks for leaving such a sweet comment on my tulip vignette. I'm hoping this comment gets published. Happy Sunday to you!Hugs~Poppy
This recipe sounds awesome! I never had any one that I did not like from Giada! Love her show and recipes!
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Wow- this looks great. Love dips!!! I love your garden photo on your house tour and cannot hope to read more about that in the future. I am trying some square foot gardening this year so I need all the help and advice I can get.
This looks so tasty Jane! I've been craving pita chips! I'm pinning it right now 😉
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Hi there! That recipe sounds delicious! I found you through the linky follower blog hop, but as I scrolled down to the house tour, I realized I saw you on Debbiedoo's too. I love cottages!!! They are by far my favorite style of home. I'm now following Cottage the Crossroads as a Linky Follower.
Sharon @ mrs. hines class
We love hummus Jane! I've seen this recipe of Giada's~ you've just convinced me to try it!
Hello, Jane! The dip and pita chips look delicious. Love your herb sign. I followed you on the Linky. Hope your weekend is wonderous!
Thanks for stopping by my blog via Linky Followers Blog Hop!! I am now following you as well! love your blog! 🙂
I am now following you on Linky followers. I would love it if you followed me back. I always enjoy meeting new bloggers.
That looks divine.
I came over from the Linky Follower party HOP to follow you and hope you will come follow me as well.
Cheri from Its So Very Cheri
(if you are already following me--sorry for the confusion--I am having a hard time keeping track of all the new followers and trying to follow everyone who entered my Linky Follower Party Hop.)
Beth - Virginia
wow, this looks just delicious. a must try. i've stopped over thanks to the blog hop. would love it if you would follow me on linky followers... i'm a new follower for you as well. i'll stop by again soon. thank you for the great ideas. take care. (:
Shannon @Cozy Home Scenes
Your bean dip looks delicious, Jane. I really like bean dip because not only is it good but has a lot of protein that I need to keep me going. Hope you have a great day!----- Shannon
That looks amazing!! I have got to try that dip. I love the header, is it new? And thanks for linking up to Cowgirl up!! Also I am thinking of switching to wordpress. Is that what you use? If so, do you have any words of advice for me?
I am pinning this is looks so good!
I've actually had this dip - it's excellent. Thanks for sharing, liz
So tasty! Thank for you sharing your link on "Cowgirl Up!". Hope to see you back next week.
😉 Samantha @ Crafty Texas Girls
Love it! Thanks for sharing!JoAnn
Aimee - ItsOverflowing
This looks SO D-Lish!!! I love Giada and your pics turned out GREAT! I totally have to try it! Thanks for stopping by earlier! I'm excited to be your newest Linky and GFC follower!!!
Thanks for the recipe. Giada is one of my favorite TV personalities. I watch her show a lot and look for her favorite recipes to cook. I am sure this one is great too. The game was one of the best I have seen in a long time. Jean
That sounds and looks so yummy!!! Need to try it!
Wow, yummy yummy. I am definitely going to make that very soon. My mouth was watering as I read it. Thanks.
Hola Jane, me parece riquisima tu receta, la probaré en cuanto pueda. Saludos
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I have this book by Giada and have not looked through it very well. The dip looks delicious~I have to try it!
Penny @ The Comforts of Home & Flea Market Makeovers
I have made Giada's dip before and I agree with you. It is yummy!
This sounds delicious. I clicked 'print'.
Hello! I super want that meal now. I love chips and the main advantage of this recipee is that it is naturally and healthy prepared. I think kids would appreciate this too.
I love your new blog layout btw. 🙂
I need to start a patio garden 🙂 This looks delicious! Be sure to let me know how much you love the bread?
Looks so yummy, I love humus of any kind. Thanks for the recipe:) Everything you make looks so delicious, I want to eat at you place:)
That sounds really good! You know, I don't think I have ever had Cannellini beans before. Don't you love those go-to recipes that you use over and over again? This is something this gang would like! xo Diana
I love that cookbook, Giada's recipes are always good. I agree about lemon and fresh parsley. xo
Yum! I love that cookbook. I haven't made this in quite some time, but I think I will for the next party.