A Sarcastic Appetite

White Bean Dip for Dummies
May 25, 2009, 11:33 am
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Not that I think you’re a dummy, of course….but this dip is easy and versatile and your dog could probably throw it together if need be. It takes about, oh, four minutes to make, but ideally you’ll make it a day ahead and let it sit in the fridge overnight – it really makes a difference.

In fact I’ll be having it on a sandwich for lunch today, with some tomatoes, avocados, and maybe some of this red cabbage slaw I made last night. Delightful.

White Bean Dip

1 15 oz. can white beans (cannellini beans) drained and rinsed

2 cloves garlic, halved

juice of 1 lemon

1/3 c. good olive oil

1/4 c. flat parsley, packed

1/4 tsp dried oregano

a pinch of red pepper flakes

lots of salt and pepper

Pita wedges, for serving

Throw everything (uh, except the pita) into the bowl of a food processor and mix until combined thoroughly. (Use a blender if you don’t have a food processor.) Add lots of salt and freshly ground pepper; taste, correct seasoning if necessary, and transfer to a serving bowl. Cover, refrigerate overnight.


Before you’re ready to serve it, first heat some olive oil in a pan with a pinch of dried oregano. Cut pita into wedges and fry in the oil, a minute or two on each side. See? I told you your dog could do this.

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