Have you ever made your own pita chips before?
It’s so easy and they taste so much better than anything you could ever find at the store!
For these, an entire head of garlic is roasted in olive oil and then the reserved oil is brushed liberally all over the pitas for a garlic lover’s snack dream come true.
And what’s the best thing to have with your homemade chips? A creamy, lemon and garlic infused white bean dip, of course! Perfect for tailgating, appetizers with friends or a simple healthy afternoon snack, this dip will be a sure favorite in your house this fall.
Creamy White Bean Dip with Whole Wheat Garlic Pita Chips
- 2 whole wheat pitas
- 1 head garlic
- 2 tablespoons olive oil + 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 15 oz. can cannellini beans, drained, and rinsed
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Slice top off garlic (do not peel) and place in a cake pan. Drizzle with two tablespoons oil. Roast for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove, let cool and drain oil into a small dish. Keep oven at 400.
- Using a scissors or a very sharp knife, slice pitas into four quarters. Divide each quarter into two so you have thin pieces. Lay pieces on a lined baking sheet and brush with garlic oil then sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Bake pita chips for 10 minutes then flip and bake for another 10 minutes until crispy.
- To make bean dip, squeeze out garlic cloves into a food processor or high-speed blender. Add beans, cumin, salt, cumin, lemon juice and two tablespoons olive oil. Process until smooth.
- Serve dip drizzled with extra olive oil with pita chips on the side.
Yield: 2-5 servings
Jenna Weber is half of the Fresh Tastes blog team. She graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in 2008 and, since then, has worked as a pastry chef, bread baker and freelance food editor. Currently, Jenna blogs full-time on EatLiveRun.com where her delicious daily recipes and quirky culinary musings appeal to thousands. She lives in Northern California and, when not in the kitchen, can usually be found on her yoga mat.