I was considering taking a trip to the deli to see if I could get some houmous ingredients together when I spotted a tin of cannellini beans at the back of my cupboard & thought I'd have a go at making a bean dip instead. I had a quick Google around for a basic method & then sort of winged it from there, and this is what I came up with.
- 1 tin of cannellini beans (these are so handy to have lying around because they make a great mash potato substitute if you can't be bothered with all the fuss)
- 100mls olive oil
- 1 lime
- a good handful of coriander (cilantro for you Americans!)
- 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika (I always have this to hand it's so good I put it in everything)
- 2-3 garlic cloves depending on how big they are/how much you like garlic.
- a pinch of dried chilli flakes (or more if you want more heat but I didn't want too much)
- sea salt flakes, to taste.
- a food processor or blender
Serve with chopped raw veggies like carrots, sugar snap peas or sweet mini peppers, or with tortilla chips. Or both!