February 10, 2009

White Bean Dip

One of my favorite dips has to be a simple white bean dip. It is such a cinch and takes no time at all to make. Most of us have the ingredients in our pantry which makes it an easy go to if you are in need for a quick appetizer. It is also very versatile, meaning you can add different ingredients to it to change it up a bit. It's a great dip for veggies, pita chips and tortilla chips.
Just a little something different to add some variety to your sandwiches, try using this as a spread instead of your everyday mayo or mustards.

Easy White Bean Dip

1 can white beans drained and rinsed
1/2 garlic clove
zest and juice of 1 lemon
handful of flat leaf parsley
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
3 tbsp of a fruity extra virgin olive oil

Add everything but the olive oil to a food processor and pulse until combined. Once combined, add your olive oil through the feeder tube while processor is still on. You can add more olive oil if prefer a thinner consistency.
Serve and enjoy.

For some variety, add the following:
4 ounces cream cheese
1 package of boursin cheese (I especially like this with crackers)
Half a jar of roasted red peppers in water
3 tablespoons of olive tapenade

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