Italian White Bean Dip
Recipe type: Dip; Spread; Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
  • 2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
  • A pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2-15 oz. cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
  • Paprika, dried oregano and extra-virgin olive oil for garnish
  1. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the red pepper flakes and the garlic and cook for just a minute to infuse the oil. Add the beans to the skillet and toss to coat them in the infused oil. Season the beans with oregano, salt and pepper. Cook until the beans are just starting to change color.
  2. Transfer the beans to a food processor and puree until smooth. Add the lemon juice to taste. Transfer the dip to a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to use. Garnish with a bit of paprika, dried oregano and a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil.
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