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Vartabit Pacha (Turkish White Beans With Tahini)

4.34 from 6 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 16 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Servings 2
Calories 680 kcal


  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1 lemon, freshly squeezed
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • salt, to taste
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup white beans, boiled & drained from dried or 1 cup canned, rinsed.
  • 1 pita bread, diced & toasted

For the Drizzling:

  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (use less if you want less spicy)
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne (use less if you want less spicy)
  • 1/4 tsp cumin

For the Serving:

  • 3 sprigs parsley, chopped


  • Mix the tahini, lemon juice, and minced garlic in a large bowl.  Add the water and whisk them well to soften the consistency. Then add the salt to taste.
  • Add the white beans to the mixture, then mix them. Set aside.
  • Heat the olive oil in a saucepan for about 30 seconds and add the spices and cook for about 10 seconds.
  • Arrange toasted and diced pita breads on a plate, then pour the white beans & tahini mixture on top of the pita bread.
  • Then drizzle the olive oil mixture on top of the white beans and sprinkle the chopped parsley before serving.


Calories: 680kcalCarbohydrates: 54gProtein: 20gFat: 47gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 16gMonounsaturated Fat: 22gSodium: 180mgPotassium: 815mgFiber: 9gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 182IUVitamin C: 34mgCalcium: 199mgIron: 6mg
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