Saturday, January 21, 2012
.white bean roasted red pepper dip.
if you're looking for a flavorful dish to take to a gathering or just want something delicious for your own refrigerator, look no further my friends. with just a few ingredients and one sentence worth of directions, this couldn't be easier. well, picking up a ready made dip at the store is in fact easier, but it won't be as scrumptious.
plop one can of cannelini beans, drained and also rinsed to get all the muck off, into a food processor along with a small jar of roasted red peppers, drained. the colors are so vibrant next to each other.
dice up a clove of garlic and sprinkle that in. i can almost guarantee that anything with garlic in it will be so yummy. spoon into the food processor 3 ounces of softened cream cheese and give half of a lemon a good squeeze. don't let any seeds get in there if you know what's good for you. add a little salt and pepper and puree away. the color spins together into a deep orange.
with the rich smokiness from the roasted red peppers and the heartiness of the white beans, this is a crowd pleaser. serve it up with chips, pita points, veggies, or go ahead and dig in with a spoon.
i took mine to a friend's birthday party and got lots of compliments. it is unique, simple and yum.
white bean roasted red pepper dip
from smitten kitchen
1 15-ounce can of white cannelini or navy beans, drained and rinsed
1 small jar roasted red peppers, or about 1 cup, drained
3 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 clove garlic, minced
Juice from half a lemon
Salt and pepper to taste
Puree everything in a food processor until smooth.