White Bean Dip

2 garlic cloves

2 cans (15 oz) white beans, drained and rinsed

1/4 cup OLIVE & VINE extra virgin olive oil (for a spicier version, substitute part of the olive oil with Baklouti Chili Pepper fused olive oil

1 lemon, juice and zest

1 tablespoon fresh oregano

salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

green onions or parsley to garnish, optional


In a food processor, whirl the garlic cloves until finely chopped. Add the white beans, olive oil, lemon juice and zest and whirl until smooth and blended.Transfer to a serving bowl and add the oregano, salt and pepper.  Garnish with chopped chives or parsley if desired. Serve with vegetables or pita chips.