Super Bowl Snacks, Part II: Dipped in Beans

As someone who isn’t a sports fan, my only concern at a Super Bowl party is the food.  This smooth, delicious White Bean Dip is a great alternative to the usual hummus made with garbanzo beans.  It’s super easy to make and it’s a healthy option that won’t break your New Year’s resolution.

Makes 6 appetizer servings

  • 4 pita breads
  • 2 tablespoons & 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt, 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (15 oz) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • ¼ cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove


Cut pitas horizontally into 8 wedges, arrange on a baking sheet, brush with 2 tablespoons oil & sprinkle with oregano, salt, & pepper. Bake 8 minutes then flip & bake another 8 minutes.

In a food processor, combine beans, lemon juice, garlic, salt & pepper.  Pulse until coarsely chopped.  While pulsing add 1/3 cup of olive oil & parsley until creamy.  Can be made & refrigerated 1 day in advance.  Serve & enjoy!

Recipe by Giada De Laurentiis, Everyday  Italian

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