Last Minute White Bean Dip

OinK White Bean Dip

I don’t even know where to begin.  So much going on in my life right now.  Training for a marathon being one of them.  Some family issues being another, but all in all I’m just insanely busy right now.  Last weekend, Matt and I had a pot-luck dinner at his former boss’s house.  Since this is our third or fourth dinner there, and I’ve always brought something tasty, there have been some built-up expectations of me.  Unfortunately, with my crazy busy schedule, I seriously could not even conceive of having the energy to go to the grocery store to make something on Thursday night when I had court Friday morning (the party was Friday night).  So basically, I decided I was going to make something with what I had on hand and that could be made as quickly as possible.

I happened to have 2 cans of cannellini beans, fresh sage and garlic (I always keep plenty of garlic in my house!).  All I needed after that was olive oil and some salt and pepper and I was good to go.  Next time I would consider adding some lemon juice just for an extra tang, butit was very well received at the party and the sage gave a nice fall flavor :)

The Elements:
2 cloves of garlic
2 cans white beans (I used cannellini but you could use something else if you prefer)
4 tablespoons of olive oil (more to reach your desired texture if necessary, I used a bit more I think)
4 teaspoons freshly chopped sage, plus a bit more for garnish
Good sea salt and black pepper, to taste

Procedure:
Put the garlic in food processor.  Pulse to roughly chop.
Add in the beans and olive oil and turn on processor until smooth.  Add more olive oil until texture is as desired.  Add in sage and give some more processing.  Salt and pepper to taste.  Garnish with fresh sage and serve with baguette slices.
OinK White Bean DipThe Verdict:
So easy you can make it on a Thursday night when you’ve already had a rough week and have court in the morning.  That makes this a winner in my book.  Will definitely be making this again!

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