This easy recipe I’m sharing with you today is a simply perfect weekend nibble. You can make it ahead and take it out of the fridge whenever you need it. It also doubles, triples and quadruples easily. And, you can adjust the heat to suit your tastes. We like it mildly spicy, but if you really like the hot stuff, go ahead and double both the cayenne and red pepper flakes. We’ll stay with the mild version, thank you.
I’ve tried my best to figure out some way to make this recipe “southern” and I think I’ve got it! It’s great to nibble on while you’re watching your favorite college football team play on Saturday afternoon! Name something more southern than college football. Go ahead, I’ll wait… that’s what I thought. Around this house we’re die-hard Georgia Bulldog fans so you know it’s been a frustrating football season for us so far. Definitely disappointed, but still fans!!
3 tblsp olive oil
1 small onion, roughly chopped
3-4 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
1 15-oz. can white beans, drained and rinsed
3 tblsp lemon juice
1 1/2 tsp finely chopped fresh rosemary
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
Extra virgin olive oil
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and reduce the heat to medium. Sauté the onion until tender being careful not to let it brown. Add the garlic and cook for another one to two minutes. Remove the skillet from heat.
Add all the remaining ingredients except the extra virgin olive oil.
You can either transfer the mixture to a blender or use a stick blender to process everything until it becomes a smooth puree. Keep your dip in the refrigerator until ready to serve. To serve, transfer to a bowl and garnish with a small amount of extra virgin olive oil. Serve with pita triangles, pita chips or crackers.
The dip is best made a day in advance to allow the flavors to mellow.
Have a great weekend, everyone and remember to Enjoy!
Adapted from a recipe on Myrecipes.com
Other bean dip recipes you might enjoy from around the internet:
The Perfect Pantry’s Black Bean Dip
Easy White Bean Dip found on Cheap, Healthy, Good
A hot Black Bean and Corn Dip from Delish
A fabulous looking White Bean and Artichoke Dip from Kalyn’s Kitchen