WHITE BEAN N' BASIL DIP

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Author Notes: ITS DELICIOUS. TRUST ME. :)DUZE @BakingBackwards

Serves a tub

  • 1 large can organic white beans (I prefer white kidney but you can also use white navy beans) in sea salt
  • 1 organic lemon, juice and zest of
  • 3 cloves organic garlic, or 2 large cloves, crushed
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 1/2 tsp coarse sea salt
  • 1 small handful fresh basil, washed in warm water
  • freshly cracked black pepper (to taste)
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 3 baby red onions, peeled and chopped, or 1/4 large red onion
  1. Drain and rinse the beans in a sieve until the water runs clear.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the garlic and the juice and zest of the lemon. Allow to sit a few minutes.
  3. Add the drained and rinsed beans. Add the onions and vinegar. Puree with a hand blender until smooth.
  4. Add the avocado in chunks. Puree. Add the salt and pepper and olive oil. Puree. Taste and adjust pepper to your preference. Add the fresh basil rinsed in warm water (this amps up the flavor). Puree until smooth. Taste, adjust seasonings to your preference. Serve immediately or refrigerate a day and serve. Will keep a few days in the fridge and benefit from some time. Enjoy!
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almost 2 years ago Stacie L.

Uck! Horrible! Maybe try it without the vinegar and with only 1/4 of the lemon. Otherwise, the flavor of the beans is COMPLETELY overwhelmed. Had to throw mine out. Really bad.

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almost 2 years ago DUZE @BakingBackwards

Hi, I'm sorry about that. I have added many of my recipes days or weeks after making them and when I cook I usually adjust all the bold flavours as I go rather than measuring them out. When I said 1 lemon it may have been a small lemon or maybe you and I just like some flavours more than others. Also when I said large can of beans I really meant huge, I used to buy very very large cans of organic white beans from an organic store near my old apartment. Again, sorry about your experience with this recipe.