After enjoying the edamame dip last week I was in the mood for more dip and I was thinking that this time I would try a white bean dip. White bean dips are generally pretty simple with very few ingredients and they form a great base or platform that you can build on by adding flavour. I had an extra red pepper in the fridge and I thought that a roasted red pepper white bean dip would be a great idea. Roasting red peppers concentrates their flavour and they become a really nice savoury kind of sweet that would go well in a bean dip. This bean dip was as easy to make as pureeing every thing in the food processor and it turned out great! It was so nice and creamy and full of the roasted red pepper flavour! It is sometimes hard to believe that something so simple, with so few ingredients can be so good! I enjoyed the roasted red pepper white bean dip with some whole pitas but you could also easily use it as a spread or a condiment. I bet it would go great in a sandwich.
White Bean and Roasted Red Pepper Dip
- 1/2 19 ounce can white beans
- 1 roasted red pepper
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1/2 lemon (zest and juice)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- Puree everything in a food processor until smooth adding water (or more olive oil) to bring it to the consistency that you desire.