Sriracha White Bean Dip with Sesame Pita Chips is crisp warm sesame pita chips paired with a creamy hummus-like dip flavored with spicy Asian Sriracha chili sauce. My love of white beans like Northern White Beans or Cannellini can be seen all over the site (I see you White Bean Bruschetta) and after you try this, you'll know why I love these little versatile beans.
I'd really like to spend this post lamenting the fact that the weekend is over and that Monday snuck up so darn fast. That's not going to do either of us any good, so instead I'm going to focus my energy on what fun Frank and I had the past couple days and, more importantly, what delicious things we ate.
Saturday was as hot as ever around here. Frank and I headed out into Bangkok without a definitive plan except to find a spot with cold drinks, good food, and air conditioning. We ended up at a favorite standby that offers all of the above - WTF - and also checked out the new Opposite Mess Hall for drinks and a few small plates.
There was, as hoped, air conditioning cranked up high. There was also a great art exhibit, red wine, and a series of steamed bun sandwiches - the best of which was filled with fried tempeh, kimchi, sesame and sriracha mayo.
It wasn't all eating out and art this weekend though. I spent some time in the kitchen. I am headed home to the United States in a week and a half, so I am in full kitchen clean-out mode. Nothing in the freezer or pantry is safe. When it came to choosing something to make for this week's Secret Recipe Club, I wanted something simple and pantry-friendly.
I was matched up with Beth of It's Good to be the Cook this month. Beth's blog is full of creative recipes, but it was her dips and snacks that really caught my eye. I'll definitely be heading back to Beth's site when football season rolls around (because even in Bangkok we deserve football season snacks). Beth's Jalapeño Popper Dip and Italian Hoagie Dip will both need to be revisited later in the year.
Ultimately though, it was Beth's rave review of Sriracha White Bean Dip that won me over. The dip fit the bill of using ingredients that I already had stashed away in my pantry and freezer and made a weekend afternoon snack that both Frank and I couldn't get enough of.
White beans like Northern White Beans or Cannellini are used in place of chickpeas for a hummus-style dip that is extra creamy and slightly sweet. It's excellent with the spicy kick that comes from Sriracha chili sauce in this recipe. I toasted pita bread sprinkled with sesame seeds for a crispy dipping side that brought out all the flavors of the dip.
Thank you, Beth, for the great recipe!
More Snack Recipes
- Sweet and Salty Snack Mix
- Fruit Salsa with Baked Cinnamon Sugar Chips
- Slow Cooker Ranch Party Mix
- Sweet and Spicy Mango-Avocado Salsa
- Lemongrass Basil Snack Mix
- Sweet and Spicy Sriracha Snack Mix
- Crispy Baked Spring Rolls
- Oatmeal Cookie Dough Energy Bites
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Snack Cake
- Chocolate Chip Muffins
- Sweet and Spicy Candied Pecans
- Pumpkin Spice Pretzel Bites
- Crispy Potatoes with Sriracha Sauce
- Sweet and Spicy Sriracha Roast Cashews
Sriracha White Bean Dip with Sesame Pita Chips
- Mixing Bowl
- Half Sheet Pan
For the Sesame Pita Chips
- 4 6 inch rounds Pita Bread
- 2 teaspoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 tablespoon White Sesame Seeds
For the Sriracha White Bean Spread:
- 2 cups White Beans, drained and cooked (or use one 15 ounce can white beans, rinsed and drained)
- 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
- 1 teaspoon Sesame Oil
- 2 teaspoon Soy Sauce
- 1-2 tablespoon Sriracha, to taste (spicy Asian chili sauce)
- ½ teaspoon Curry Powder
- ½ teaspoon Dried Coriander
- 1 tablespoon Lime Juice
- To make the Sesame Pita Chips, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Slice the pita bread into wedges and spread them out on a large baking sheet so that none of the pieces are overlapping. Lightly brush the surface of the pita bread with olive oil and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake until golden and crisp, 10-15 minutes. (Note: I like my pita chips to have a bit of give to them, so I pull them out right at 10 minutes, but baking them for 15 minutes renders them extra crisp.) Allow to cool completely before serving.
- To make the Sriracha White Bean Spread, combine the white beans, olive oil, sesame oil, soy sauce, Sriracha, curry powder, dried coriander, and lime juice in a blender. Add ¼ cup water and blend until smooth. Add up to an additional ¼ cup water if needed until the consistency is thick but spreadable.
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Sweet as Sugar Cookies
I am crazy about sriracha when I want a spicy kick. This looks like my kind of dip.
Micha @ Cookin' Mimi
Sriracha is one of my new favorite ingredients. I love bean dips and this one looks like it would be a hit with my crew.
Camilla @ Culinary Adventures
That looks great! I think I'll put this on my to-make list.
I love Sriracha! This looks so good.
Andi @ The Weary Chef
Yum! You had me at sriracha really. That combined with the word dip makes for a perfect food. Can't wait to try this!
Claire @ Claire K Creations
What a wonderful way to spend the weekend. I too am in kitchen clean out mode! The thing is I'm trying to use everything up before we head off on holidays (in three days) but leave enough for the 5 days before we move house when we get back. It's way too strategic for my brain.
Could we have dip for dinner?
Great dip! Bet it is awesome with those sesame pitas. 🙂
Anne ~ Uni Homemaker
Love the idea of sriracha in a white bean dip! Perfect for those weekend casual get-togethers. Beautiful photos too Jess. Lovely post.
It is patio sitting season for us (and it really started this weekend---finally no severe weather and rain)! So, I am now on the hunt for great apps! This makes the list.
Sounds super delicious! Anything with Sriracha has me!
Sriracha adds a great zip to the dip. Mmmm, I can taste it already.
my kind of dip!
Isabelle @ Crumb
Oh yum! Sriracha makes everything better, IMO, and considering I could easily eat a whole bowl of white bean dip by myself, I have a feeling a bowl of this stuff wouldn't last more than 5 minutes in my house. 🙂 Definitely my kind of recipe!
YUM! I could scoop this up for lunch with nothing else and be TOTALLY happy.
Love this bean dip! And I totally understand the fridge cleaning mode!
Lesa @Edesia's Notebook
I absolutely love white bean dips in any form, and this one sounds spectacular. Great choice!
Sounds like a fun weekend! This dip sounds fantastic. My husband would especially love it since he's obsessed with sriracha these days. And I want to get my hands on some of those pita chips!
I love the idea of this, especially the pitta chips.
Mmm, love hummus. Curry, lime, Sriracha--sounds great.