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An Italian Snack: Cannellini Dip and Parmigiano Pita Chips

Cannellini Dip and Parmigiano Pita Chips
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Cannellini Dip and Parmigiano Pita Chips

An Italian Snack: Cannellini Dip and Parmigiano Pita Chips

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  • Author: Carrie Pacini
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Italian


This is one of my favorite spreads that I like to serve with appetizers.

I think it’s healthy and full of protein and pairs well with a crudite platter.

Instead of grabbing chickpeas or a store bought hummus opt for a can of cannellini beans and make a fast and easy puree.

Cannellini beans are large with a traditional kidney shape. They have a slight nutty taste with a mild earthiness. They are tender and creamy which makes them perfect for spreads and dips.



2 (15-ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
2 to 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons of lemon zest
4 tablespoons of Olive Oil
1 teaspoon of minced garlic
1/4 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
6 pitas
Grated Parmigiano Cheese

Optional: If you like a bit of a kick add 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

1. In a food processor puree beans, minced garlic, lemon juice, lemon zest, parsley, salt, pepper and olive oil. If you need additional salt and pepper season to your taste.

2. Transfer the bean puree to a small bowl.

3. Next take your pita bread and cut into wedges and layer on a large baking sheet.

4. Toss the wedges with olive oil to lightly coat them.

5. Next sprinkle the pita wedges with parmigiano cheese and bake in the oven for 5 to 6 minutes.

Serve the pita wedges warm with your cannellini bean puree.


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  • Reply
    Christina Lorito Post
    June 27, 2013 at 11:51 am

    What an awesome dip……..truly delicious! It was worth making!

    • Reply
      Carrie Pacini
      June 28, 2013 at 12:51 pm

      Thanks Christina, glad you liked it.

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