Saturday, August 9, 2008

White Bean Aioli

Makes 1 1/2 cups. Takes 10 minutes.

1 (15 ounce) can of navy or great northern beans, drained and rinsed
2 tbsp lemon juice (about 1/2 a lemon)
1/4 tsp salt
Several pinches of pepper
1/4 cup olive oil
6 cloves garlic, chopped

Combine the beans, lemon juice, salt and pepper in blender and puree until smooth, scraping down the sides a couple of times. Heat a small pan over low. Cook garlic in olive oil for about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and oil to the mixture and puree. Taste for salt, pepper and lemon, and adjust to your liking. Transfer to a container, cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

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