We had a Leap Year party last Friday, in honor of Jon’s birthday and someone brought a store bought bean dip that was really good. I looked on the ingredient list and there was nothing weird. So today, I made up this recipe and fairly successfully recreated it. It’s very yummy and easy too! (It has the consistency of hummus but tastes different.)So make it and enjoy!!
Roasted Garlic Tuscan Bean Spread
2-3 cloves garlic
Grate them finely (like with a Microplane) and then slowly
sautée in some olive oil on very low heat until golden brown – 5-10 minutes (or as long as it takes)
2 cans of small white beans (15 oz each), drained – save some liquid
¼ C tahini (sesame seed paste)
¼ C lemon juice
olive oil (I just dumped some in but probably about 1-2 tablespoons)
about 1/2 to 1 tsp of kosher salt
cumin, cayenne pepper, black pepper – amounts to taste
Stir in the roasted garlic and then process in batches in a blender or food processeor until
smooth. Add olive oil and bean liquid as
needed to get it smooth and creamy.
Serve with carrot sticks, red/orange/yellow pepper slices, pita wedges, bagel chips, etc.
I’m not a big fan of beans, but that sounds really good!