As we approach Labor Day, fond remembrance, an honor to all working friends, and a close to Summer, I created a healthy white bean dip that works well for at-home celebrations, or to grab-and-go as you enjoy the holiday with friends and family.
Fresh ingredients are always best for nutritional value and textures, as well as a burst of flavor. Being that the bean dip is ‘white’, create some festivity surrounding the holiday. As a suggestion, serve with Blue Tortilla Chips made from blue corn, and garnish with fresh garden tomatoes. Or, create a dish of crudités with your favorite fresh, crisp vegetables.
White Bean Dip ~ A Mediterranean Hummus
2-1/2 cups of cooked white beans such as cannellini, rinsed and drained
2 cloves of garlic, peeled
1 lemon, juiced
½ teaspoon of sea salt
2 Tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil
1 Tablespoon of freshly chopped basil
1 Tablespoon of freshly chopped Italian flat-leaf parsley
Process all ingredients in a food processor until creamy in consistency.
Note: Omit the basil and parsley to create more of a lemon and garlic flavor.