White Bean, Arugula, and Avocado Spread + Homemade Pita Chips

White Bean Avocado Spread

White Bean, Arugula, and Avocado Spread + Homemade Pita Chips
Adapted from Food Network
3 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp chili powder
pinch cayenne (or more, if you like heat!)
3 whole wheat pitas or flatbreads, sliced into 8 triangles each
desired amount of sea salt and black pepper

Yields about 2 cups
One 15-ounce can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
2 ripe Hass avocados, seeded, peeled and coarsely chopped
2-2 1/2 oz goat cheese
1/2 packed cup arugula
2 tbsp fresh chives, roughly chopped
Juice of half a lemon
2 cloves of garlic, smashed
1 teaspoon sea salt, plus extra for seasoning
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus extra for seasoning
2-4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

PITA CHIPS: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Place pita slices on a baking sheet. Combine olive oil, chili powder, and cayenne, and drizzle over pita slices, tossing to coat, if necessary. Sprinkle sea salt and pepper over pita slices. Bake until crisp and golden, about 10-15 minutes.

AVOCADO SPREAD: In a food processor, combine white beans, avocados, goat cheese, arugula, chives, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper. Pulse the ingredients to incorporate, while slowly pouring in the olive oil until the mixture is creamy. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste, if necessary. Serve with vegetables for dipping, pita chips, or baguette slices for spreading. To store, keep covered in an airtight container in the refrigerator.


Add Yours
  1. Dan

    So I tried this recipe towards the end of its life cycle in the fridge. Just a little snacking before dinner that I would have easily given up for a little more time with this awesome spread. It would have been great on a nice whole wheat thick slice bread topped with some thinly sliced vegetables. Instead this sweet(avocado), salty(salt) and creamy (goat cheese or white bean) was doomed to die shortly after that meal. I guess there’s next time.


    • queensmithereen

      Yeah, I wish you had gotten to try it on the first/second day! Unfortunately, because of the avocado, it doesn’t last much longer than that. I’m glad you at least got to try some, though! This stuff was addictive!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.