dry white beans
( ie navy beans)
fresh lemon juice
garlic cloves, minced
- Soak the beans overnight in plenty of water. Next day, drain and rinse them. Cook them for about 45 minutes in plenty of boiling water. (Do not salt your water -- makes beans tough). Take care not to overcook the beans, they should be cooked but not mushy. Adjust the cooking time accordingly.
- In a food processor (or a blender), puree the beans about 3-4 cups at a time, emptying each batch into a large mixing bowl as you go.
- Stir in the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and spices.
- Garnish with capers and/or olives if you like.