Aug 7, 2012

Fabulous bean dip.

How about a quick and easy recipe for summer? Try this bean and artichoke dip.

15 ounce can white kidney beans, rinsed and drained
9 ounce package frozen artichoke hearts, thawed and well drained
1 clove garlic, quartered
1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon each of salt and cayenne pepper 

1 green onion, thinly sliced
Sliced green onion tops
Assorted vegetable dippers and/or crackers

1.In a large food processor, combine beans, artichoke hearts, garlic, lemon peel, lemon juice, salt, and cayenne pepper. Cover and process until nearly smooth, stopping to scrape down sides as necessary.

2.Transfer bean mixture to a serving bowl; stir in the thinly sliced green onion. Serve immediately or cover and chill for up to 2 days. If chilled, let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving.

3.To serve, garnish with sliced green onion tops. Serve with assorted vegetable dippers and/or crackers.