Looking for a dip that’s a little different? This white bean dip is easy to make, healthy and another favorite from the Gaiam Café kitchen.
Serves 4 to 6
1 cup dried Northern beans or 1 16 oz can
1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil
4 cloves of garlic, chopped coarsely
1/2 tsp of cumin
1/2 tsp of paprika (optional)
Pinch of cayenne
Salt and pepper to taste
Roasted Garlic White Bean Dip Directions:
Soak beans overnight with roughly 1 qt of water; Strain and rinse.
Cook beans on medium-low until tender.
Allow beans to fully cool.
In a small frying pan, add extra virgin olive oil and garlic.
Cook on medium-low until garlic is light brown.
Add rosemary and remove from heat.
In a food processor, combine beans, cumin, paprika, salt, pepper and garlic/olive oil mix.
If dip looks thick, add in room-temperature water until dip is smooth and creamy.
Stop blending and check seasoning.
Use in salads, as a sandwich spread or as a dip for your favorite summer veggies. Enjoy!