Here’s a good recipe for you. I wasn’t going to post this one because I didn’t think I would get around to it. Then, as I was getting ready for dinner yesterday, I said, “What the heck.” It’s a really fast dip to put together and I’m so happy I did. It’s perfect for carrots and celery or to spread on some toasted bread.
This dip is crazy easy to prepare. Here are the directions; put everything into a food processor and hit go. Done. It tastes good too. This dip is a wonderful combination of white beans, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and rosemary. There’s even a hint of heat included as well because of the cayenne pepper. I really think you’d enjoy this one – I had trouble when it came time to stop tasting it. “Just one more…just one more.” As I continued to scoop up small amounts with my spoon.
Now, I do want to tell you that what you’re seeing in these photos is the dip, along with a few other ingredients. I added some toast, tomatoes and feta cheese just to spice things up. I’ll give you the recipe for just the dip below and I’ll let you get creative with the rest.
Makes: 1 1/2 Cups of Dip
1 15-Ounce Can Cannellini Beans, Rinsed
4 Tablespoons Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
2 Tablespoons Water
2 Teaspoons Lemon Juice
1 Teaspoon Dried Rosemary
1 Teaspoon Garlic, Minced
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
1/4 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
1 Pinch Cayenne Pepper
I’d like to thank America’s Test Kitchen for today’s recipe. It comes from their incredible resource called The Complete Mediterranean Cookbook. What a great cookbook. I simply love it.
Add all of the above ingredients to a food processor and let run for 45 seconds. You may need to scrape down the walls with a rubber spatula at times.
After that, transfer the dip from the processor into a bowl. You can eat it right then or store it in the refrigerator. This dip actually tasted better after waiting an hour or so. The flavors come together quite nicely.
The Final Bean Dip
This may just be the quickest recipe I ever posted. I told you it was easy. Anyway, if you give this one a try, please let me know your thoughts in the comment section below. Thanks for reading!