This delicious, vegan white bean dip is a great addition to your healthy food arsenal. It is quick and easy to make and you’ll love the subtle balance of flavors packed into each bite. It is perfect with mildly seasoned pita chips or vegetable crudités.
Tip: A little bit of fresh sage goes a long way. If you aren’t sure how much to use, start with a small amount. Then taste and add more, if desired.
You can use the same extra virgin olive oil for the entire recipe, however, adding a drizzle of a higher quality variety right before serving will add an extra “pop” of flavor.
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- Seasoned Pita Chips:
- 6 pitas
- 3 T. extra virgin olive oil
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
- White Bean Dip:
- 1 15-oz. can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
- 3 cloves fresh garlic, peeled
- 2 T. fresh lemon juice
- 2 - 3 large fresh sage leaves
- 1/3 c. extra virgin olive oil
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
- 1 T. high-quality extra virgin olive oil
- Dash cayenne pepper
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Cut each pita into 8 equal-sized wedges.
- Lightly brush pita wedges with olive oil on both sides and place on lined baking sheet.
- Season pita with salt and pepper before placing in oven.
- Bake for 5-6 minutes before turning each wedge.
- Return to oven and continue baking for another 5 or 6 minutes, or until pita wedges are golden brown. Remove from oven and set aside.
- Add cannellini beans, fresh garlic, lemon juice, sage leaves, and olive oil to the bowl of a food processor or blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour bean mixture 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 some high-quality extra virgin olive oil. Serve with seasoned pita chips or vegetable crudités.
Why You Need to Try This White Bean Dip Recipe
Health Benefits of Cannellini Beans
Cannellini beans are a fat-free, plant-based source of protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants. They promote weight loss, heart health, digestive health, brain health, and anti-aging.
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Health Benefits of Garlic
Garlic is a nutritional powerhouse. It contains an abundant source of vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants. Garlic promotes heart health, brain health, skin health, bone health, eye health, and digestive health. It strengthens the immune system, boosts libido, prevents cancer, promotes weight loss, and prevents hair loss.
Health Benefits of Lemon Juice
Lemon juice is high in vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants. It promotes immune health, weight loss, detoxification, and clear skin. It also promotes digestive health, heart health, and dental health.
Health Benefits of Sage
Sage is packed with vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants. It promotes digestive health, skin health, brain health. Sage also promotes healthy blood sugar levels, boosts the immune system, and prevents cancer. It can also support healthy hormone levels, especially during menopause.
Health Benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Olive oil is a healthy fat source rich with anti-oxidants. Olive oil promotes heart health, skin health, brain health, mental health, and balanced blood sugar levels. It can also prevent premature aging and cancer.
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