This Smoky Harissa White Bean Dip is made with simple pantry ingredients. A simple party appetizer that comes together in 10 minutes flat! Gluten-free and Vegan Adaptable!

This Smoky Harissa Red Pepper Dip is made with white beans and topped with pistachios, cumin seeds and optional feta. A simple party appetizer that comes together in 10 minutes flat. #harissadip #vegandip #harissahummus #whitebeandip #redpepperdip #redpepperhummus

Here’s another quick and easy party appetizer that takes about ten minutes, looks fancy and can be made with simple pantry ingredients -Smoky Harissa White bean Dip! The base of it is made with white beans.

And now I’m going to tell you a little secret: this smoky white bean dip is even more fantastic, warmed up and served under a piece of roasted fish or chicken, doubling as a 10-minute side dish.

It is also tasty, swooshed under a salad.

This Smoky Harissa Red Pepper Dip is made with white beans and topped with pistachios, cumin seeds and optional feta. A simple party appetizer that comes together in 10 minutes flat. #harissadip #vegandip #harissahummus #whitebeandip #redpepperdip #redpepperhummus

How to Make Harissa White Bean Dip

To Make the Harissa Red Pepper and White Bean Dip -just plop everything into a food processor and whiz until smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings according to your preferences.

This Smoky Harissa Red Pepper Dip is made with white beans and topped with pistachios, cumin seeds and optional feta. A simple party appetizer that comes together in 10 minutes flat. #harissadip #vegandip #harissahummus #whitebeandip #redpepperdip #redpepperhummus

Then decorate!

Sprinkle the Smoky Harissa Dip with cubed feta ( if you like) and pistachios. Here I toasted the pistachios and cumin seeds in a skillet, splashed them with a little olive oil in the pan, and spooned the warm oil over the top. Scatter with fresh herbs- mint, parsley or dill.

It’s a simple, fun little creation that anyone can put together in no time flat.

This Smoky Harissa Red Pepper Dip is made with white beans and topped with pistachios, cumin seeds and optional feta. A simple party appetizer that comes together in 10 minutes flat. #harissadip #vegandip #harissahummus #whitebeandip #redpepperdip #redpepperhummus

Serve the Smoky Harissa White Bean Dip with crackers, toasty pita, pita chips or even tortilla chips.

This Smoky Harissa Red Pepper Dip is made with white beans and topped with pistachios, cumin seeds and optional feta. A simple party appetizer that comes together in 10 minutes flat. #harissadip #vegandip #harissahummus #whitebeandip #redpepperdip #redpepperhummus

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Sylvia

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This Smoky Harissa Red Pepper Dip is made with white beans and topped with pistachios, cumin seeds and optional feta. A simple party appetizer that comes together in 10 minutes flat. #harissadip #vegandip #harissahummus #whitebeandip #redpepperdip #redpepperhummus

Smoky Harissa White Bean Dip

  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine | Feasting at Home
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: dips, appetizer, vegan adaptable
  • Method: blended
  • Cuisine: North African
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This Smoky Harissa Red Pepper Dip is made with white beans and topped with pistachios, cumin seeds and optional feta. A simple party appetizer that comes together in 10 minutes flat.


Ingredients

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Garnish: 1/2 cup feta cubes (diced small), drizzle olive oil, 2 tablespoons pistachios, 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, fresh mint leaves


Instructions

Place the white beans (rinse & drain), bell pepper ( start with 1/2 cup), garlic clove, harissa paste, salt, smoked paprika, cumin and pumpkin seeds in a food processor. Pulse until smooth.

Taste and adjust salt and heat (adding more harissa paste if you like).

Place in a bowl. Garnish the dip with cubes of feta (cut them small).

Heat the olive oil in a pan, add the pistachios and gently warm, about 3 minutes, add 1 teaspoon cumin seeds (whole caraway is nice too) and warm 1 minute, stirring, toasting.  Spoon this over the feta, and scatter with torn mint leaves.

Feel free to make this ahead and refrigerate up to one day before serving.

Serve with pita, chips, crackers, veggies, etc.


Notes

1/2 teaspoon toasted caraway seeds are nice too, as garnish.

This is also delicious warmed up and served as a “side dish” to fish, chicken or whatever  you think. 🙂

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 bowl
  • Calories: 442
  • Sugar: 23.8 g
  • Sodium: 143.2 mg
  • Fat: 27 g
  • Saturated Fat: 14.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 44 g
  • Fiber: 8.5 g
  • Protein: 10.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: smoky harissa dip, smoky white bean dip, red pepper dip, harissa red pepper dip, vegan dip recipes, white bean hummus

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  1. This was great even without the garnish and drizzled some sour cream on to help make it look pretty

  2. Very tasty! Using the pumpkin seeds added a good deal of crunch, using my tiny food processor. I might try again with cashews for a smoother consistency.

  3. This is delicious! I didn’t have roasted red peppers, but did have sundried tomatoes in olive oil. I put them in the food processor first and chopped them up before putting in the rest of the ingredients. I used garbanzo beans. After everything was in there, there wasn’t enough liquid to create a dip consistency, so I put in some vegan mayo and drizzled in some oat milk until it got to hummus consistency. YUM!!! I can’t stop eating it. Thank you!

  4. SOOO delicious! I’ve never tried harissa – excited to experiment with that ingredient. But this dip is fabulous, and so easy. What else can I do with it?

  5. This recipe is great. I have made it several times now with different degrees of spice depending on my audience. Used pita chips and pretzels and they both work.

  6. I love the flavours suggested here, but I’m inspired to turn this into a velvety soup. I’ll keep you posted …

  7. I had everything to make this dip. So, I tried it. It was easy and VERY tasty. Harissa is spicy so go easy if you’ve not had it before. I like spicy so, I added a teaspoon more. I ate it with pita chips. I going to try it as a spread on a tortilla for a veggie wrap sandwich for lunch. Sounds good right? This dip will be my new go to. Thanks!

  8. I am a new vegan all your vegan receipes have been such a help to me thank you so much ! Happy New Year!

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Chef and author of the whole-foods recipe blog, Feasting at Home, Sylvia Fountaine is a former restaurant owner and caterer turned full-time food blogger. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest and shares seasonal, healthy recipes along with tips and tricks from her home kitchen.

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