Sunday, July 3, 2011

Use your bean, dip

The false note here is that the photo is not of white beans, which are what I used. Oh well, so shoot me. Do you like my arch title? (Oh, go look up "arch".)

We're off to friends for dinner tonight and I made this to take along. It's totally easy and totally delicious. The amount of garlic is negotiable. I normally use lots, but moderated it for this. I got Peter to make some pita chips as delivery vehicles.
A dip like this can be bland, so it is essential to taste it and be aggressive with added flavorings.
You will need:
2 14 oz cans small white beans
2 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
chili powder to taste, or red pepper flakes
salt and pepper to taste
3-4 Tbs olive oil
juice of one lemon

Everything goes into the food processor and becomes a puree. You're done. After you've tasted it of course.


Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

Oh I will use my bean! I haven't met the bean dip I didn't love, and load it with garlic like this - well I'm a happy woman :) Sounds delicious Stephen, hope you have fun with your friends! happy 4th!

Jenn said...

Love bean dip! It's so simple, yet so delicious! A great little appetizer to bring to any get together.
(p.s., i didn't even have to look up arch!! lol)

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

Lovely dip - I would also use this instead of Mayo:)

Pam said...

Oh my god, I'm going to have to report this useage of the wrong beans to the food blogger god! Of course, if I got some of your good dip...

Mary said...

This really sounds delicious and I really love that it is so easy to make. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

purabi naha said...

The bean dip looks healthy, beautiful and yummy! Great blog!! Keeping your blog bookmarked.

Chris said...

You calling me a dip? Why I oughta bean you.

Curtis said...

Thanks for this post, quite helpful material.
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