Creamy White Bean Dip with Harissa

Harissa is a spicy chili paste popular in North African and Middle Eastern cuisine. Recipes vary from region to region, but it is primarily made from roasted fresh or dried peppers blended with oil and a variety of seasonings, like caraway, cumin and coriander.

Creamy White Bean Dip with Harissa

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Recipe by Chili Pepper Madness Course: AppetizersCuisine: Middle EasternDifficulty: Easy


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Take your best white bean dip recipe to the next level with harissa, a hugely flavorful roasted pepper paste filled with wonderful seasonings. Don’t forget the chips!


  • 12 Ounces White Beans, drained

  • 3 Tbsp Harissa

  • 1/4 Cup Sour Cream

  • 1/8 Tsp Salt to taste


  • Gather up your ingredients, including a 12 ounce can of white beans, 3 tablespoons harissa, a 1/4 cup sour cream, and salt. If you’d like a bit of garnish and spice factor, also grab some olive oil and spicy chili flakes.
  • Drain the can of white beans and add them to a food processor along with the harissa and sour cream.
  • Process Until Smooth. It only takes a minute or so. Taste and adjust for salt as needed.
  • Scoop it into a bowl and serve it up with some corn tortilla chips.


  • If you feel the white bean dip is too spicy, add in another 1/4 cup of sour cream, which will counteract some of the heat. If you’d like to up the heat and spiciness, add in spicy red chili flakes, spicy chili powder, or a chopped fresh or roasted hot peppers.

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