Creamy White Bean & Herb Dip
This new take on bean dip is equally good served cold or at room temperature.
Serves 6 to 8.
2 15-oz. cans cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
4 oz. cream cheese (1/2 cup)
1/3 cup chopped yellow onion
2 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
1 anchovy fillet, rinsed and patted dry (optional)
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
3 Tbs. thinly sliced fresh chives
1 Tbs. chopped fresh marjoram or oregano
Crudités, crusty sourdough bread, or crackers, for serving
Put the beans, cream cheese, onion, lemon juice, anchovy (if using), 1 tsp. salt, and 1/2 tsp. pepper in a food processor and process until smooth. With the motor running, drizzle in the oil. Transfer the spread to a large bowl and fold in 2 Tbs. of the chives and the marjoram. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Transfer the spread to a serving bowl, garnish with the remaining 1 Tbs. chives, and serve with crudités, bread, or crackers.
Make Ahead Tips
The dip may be made 1 day ahead and refrigerated.
nutrition information (per serving):
photo: Quentin Bacon
From Fine Cooking 97
, pp. 76
December 31, 2008