Roasted Garlic and Artichoke White Bean Dip with Fried Capers

This delicious dip is easy to make and perfect for parties, game day, or whenever the snacking mood strikes! White beans, artichoke and roasted garlic are blended to create a flavorful dip that get’s topped off with crispy capers for texture and a pop of flavor.

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Ingredients

Canned white beans: I like using cannellini beans but great northern or navy beans will work as well.

Canned artichoke hearts: Use artichoke hearts packed in water, not the marinated ones for this recipe.

Roasted Garlic: A whole head of roasted garlic! Don’t worry, roasted garlic is much milder than raw garlic and has a slightly sweet flavor. It’s perfect to balance out the briny flavors of the artichokes and capers.

Fresh parsley: I love the brightness fresh herbs bring to recipes. Parsley is one of my favorites! Make sure to use Italian flat leaf parsley instead of curly.

Olive oil: Olive oil helps to bind the dip together and adds flavor.

Lemon: Lemon juice in the dip and a bit of lemon zest for garnish add a nice brightness.

Fried capers: Fried capers are easy to make and add a nice texture and pop of flavor to this recipe.

Roasted Garlic and Artichoke White Bean Dip with Fried Capers in a bowl.

Easy to make

One of the best things about this recipe is how easy it is! Besides roasting the garlic, the whole thing will take under 15 minutes to make. You can make the roasted garlic in advance to save some time. Just follow a few simple steps and this dip will be on the table!

Roast the garlic: You can roast the garlic a day in advance to save time.

Blend the dip: Add the ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth then pop it in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Fry the capers: A quick 5 minute pan fry is all it takes!

Assemble and serve: Add the dip to a bowl and garnish with the fried capers. Serve with pita chips or bread.

Fried Capers being scooped from the pan with a slotted spoon.

How do you make fried capers?

If you’ve never tried frying capers, you’re in for a treat! Fried capers add a little pop of crispy deliciousness to lots of dishes. They are such a tasty garnish and the best part, they are super easy to make!

First drain the capers and pat them dry. If you are using salt packed capers, rinse them and then pat dry. Now they’re ready to fry! Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium high heat and add the capers. They should only take a few minutes to take on a golden brown color and start to burst open. Transfer them to a paper towel lined plate to drain and that’s it!

Roasted Garlic and Artichoke White Bean Dip with Fried Capers

Recipe FAQ

Can I use fresh garlic instead of roasted?

If you prefer, you can use 1-2 small cloves of garlic in place of the roasted garlic. Remember raw garlic is much stronger than roasted!

What if I can’t find cannellini beans?

You can use any canned white beans in place of cannellini such as great northern or navy beans.

How long does this white bean dip last?

You can store leftover white bean dip in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

How do you serve this dip?

I love serving this dip with pita chips but crostini or veggies are great options as well!

How can I store leftover fried capers?

Store the capers in an airtight container on the counter and use within 2-3 days.

Can I make this dip in advance?

Yes! You can make the roasted garlic and blend the dip in advance. I would suggest making the fried capers the day of, so that they are nice and crispy!

Roasted Garlic and Artichoke White Bean Dip with Fried Capers being eaten with pita chips.

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Roasted Garlic and Artichoke White Bean Dip with Fried Capers.

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Roasted Garlic and Artichoke White Bean Dip with Fried Capers

White beans, artichoke and roasted garlic are blended to create a flavorful dip that get's topped off with crispy capers for texture and a pop of flavor. Perfect for parties, game day, or whenever the snacking mood strikes!

Course Appetizer, Side Dish, SnackCuisine American, ItalianKeyword artichoke dip, artichoke recipes, bean dip, spring, spring recipes, vegetarian appetizer

Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 5 minutes Total Time 15 minutes

Servings 10

Equipment

  • Food processor
  • Microplane zester
  • Slotted spoon

Ingredients

For the roasted garlic

  • 1 Head of garlic ½ inch sliced off the top
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • kosher salt

For the white bean dip

  • 2 15 Ounce cans cannellini beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 14 Ounce can artichoke hearts drained
  • ½ Cup Fresh Italian flat leaf parsley
  • 5 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ Teaspoon kosher salt

For the fried capers

  • 4 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons capers drained and patted dry

To serve

  • Lemon zest to taste
  • Red pepper flakes to taste
  • Fresh Italian flat leaf parsley to taste
  • Pita chips

Instructions

  • Roast the garlic. Pre heat the oven to 400 degrees. Prep the garlic by slicing the top off of a head of garlic, about ½ inch. Peel the tough outer layer of the paper off the garlic. Place the garlic in a piece of foil, cut side up. Drizzle the garlic with the oil and season with a pinch of salt. Loosely wrap the foil around the garlic and seal the edges. Place the foil wrapped garlic directly on the oven shelf and roast for 40 minutes to an hour, or until garlic is golden brown and soft. When cool enough to handle, squeeze the garlic cloves out of the paper.
  • Add all of the ingredients for the white bean dip to a food processor and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust for seasoning. Transfer the dip to a bowl and chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve
  • Make the fried capers. Add the oil to a pan over medium high heat. Carefully add the capers and let fry, stirring occasionally, until crispy. About 5 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer the capers to a paper towel lined plate.
  • Top the dip with lemon zest, red pepper flakes, parsley and the fried capers. Serve with pita chips.
  • Enjoy!

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