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Vegan Bean Dip and Homemade Pita Chips

Vegan Bean Dip and Homemade Pita Chips

Vegan Bean Dip and Homemade Pita Chips

Appetizers
By Mama Veggie Serves: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes

This delicious vegan bean dip and homemade pita chips recipe makes a perfect snack or appetizer. It is quick and easy to make – and I love the subtle balance of flavors packed into each bite. It is perfect with mildly seasoned pita chips, or vegetable crudités.

A few tips on this recipe - 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. Finally, although you can use the same extra virgin olive oil for the entire recipe, adding a drizzle of a higher quality variety right before serving will add an extra “pop” of flavor.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 375°F.

2

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.

3

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.

4

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.

5

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.

Vegan Bean Dip and Homemade Pita Chips
Vegan Bean Dip and Homemade Pita Chips

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