Simple White Bean Dip Recipe
Contributing Chef- Abby Reibman- Author of The Desk and The Stove
Getting a little sick of hummus?!! Try this delicious alternative. The creamy white beans provide the perfect base for the flavorful spices and herbs – and, with a bit of lemon juice adding a note of acidity – this is one tasty treat that dresses to impress. The Hostess Handbook suggests serving with pita chips, or using it as a base for yummy bruschetta – just add some sliced cherry tomatoes and chopped parsley for a middle-eastern spin on an Italian classic.
1 cup cannellini beans, cooked
Juice of ½ lemon
1 clove garlic, unpeeled and crushed
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp cumin
1 tbl chopped parsley, plus more for garnish
1 tbl chopped mint
2 tsp chopped cilantro
Salt and pepper
Blend all the ingredients together in a food processor adding olive oil as necessary. Taste to adjust seasonings and garnish with parsley. Serve with toasted pita chips or use as a spread for bruschetta.