Wednesday, July 8, 2009

White Bean Dip

I have not been around to post the past two weeks. With 4 kids around, a friend here on vacation and computer problems in between... it's been a bit difficult.

The other day I made this White Bean Dip from Giada De Laurentis. I have her cookbooks and wanted to try something out. It was delicious. I served it at room temperature. It was much better once it sat for twenty minutes or so. The flavors came together. I used store bought pita chips. Since I didn't have the oregano on the chips, I added a sprinkle to the dip.
White Bean Dip:

1 can cannellini beans (aka white kidney beans), drained
1 clove of garlic, grated or finely chopped
2 T lemon juice
1/4 cup fresh parsley
1/3 cup good quality olive oil
1/2 t salt
1/4 t pepper
1/2 t oregano
Pulse all ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Spoon into a serving dish and serve with pita chips.
The picture is from Food Network, since I did not have my camera with me when I made the dip last minute.