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Monday, September 19, 2011

Warm Bean Dip - Greek inspired

This bean dip is quite possibly not Greek at all.  In fact when I did a Google search while writing this, there was not a notable bean dip recipe that was inherently Greek.  So I shall proceed by calling this a Greek inspired dish – since I was cooking up a Greek feast anyway and the flavours are all in there.  You will need to do some mashing work with this dish or simply whack it all in a blender once cooked and serve warm

1 can x Butter Beans, drained and rinsed  (any large white beans will do)
2 Tbsp x olive Oil
1 x Onion, finely diced
2 cloves x Garlic, crushed
Chilli Flakes  
2 Tbsp x Yoghurt (or large dollop of Tzatziki)
Salt and Pepper

Heat the oil in a deep pan with the onions and garlic
When onions are softened add the chilli flakes – as much or as little as you like
Tip in the beans and stir to combine all ingredients
Now add in the yoghurt or Tzatziki if using
Season well with pepper and salt to taste
Mash the ingredients with a potato masher or pop in a blender
Serve warm with a few beans to decorate and a sprinkle of chilli flakes

Best eaten with warmed pita breads torn into pieces 

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