In trying to add more protein to my diet in small portions, I decided get some white beans at the store. I forget what they're called in English. We buy kidney beans sometimes but I wanted to try this kind, too.
My MIL had purchased a jar of basil pesto for us, and while I find it overwhelming in large quantities, it seems like a perfect way to add some spice to certain dishes.
Like this dip:
|Tasty snack, hit the spot!|
Here is what I combined to make this fast, zesty dip. Note substitutions. Sorry that I don't have the measurements but it's a "to taste" kind of dish. Make it as spicy/salty/creamy as you want.
-can of white beans
-tsp of pesto* (to start)
-sour cream (for consistency)
*pesto may be substituted with garlic, a little olive oil, and dried basil or a spice mix of your choice
-mix everything together until smooth (I have a little immersion blender and all the ingredients were soft enough for it to work)
-adjust flavors to suit your taste
-serve with crackers, crisps, or toasted pita