Cannellini Bean Dip

I wanted something easy for tonight’s dinner so I bought a cooked chicken and a pre-packed salad and made this lovely dip to serve alongside. It was really simple to prepare and has a lovely smooth texture and mild flavour. It’s kind of like Humus but not, much whiter in colour and not as nutty in taste – it’s a great alternative.

INGREDIENTS:
1 x 400g can cannellini beans (drained)
2 garlic cloves (crushed)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 lemon (juice of)
1 tablespoon natural yoghurt
2 tablespoons tahini paste
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
Freshly ground black pepper

DIRECTIONS:
Crush the garlic with the salt into a paste add to a food processor with the beans, 1/2 the lemon juice, yoghurt, tahini and black pepper. Blend into a smooth paste – with the motor running drizzle in the olive oil. Check for seasoning and adjust by adding more salt, pepper and lemon juice as necessary.

SERVING:
Sprinkle with a little paprika and drizzle over a little olive oil.

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