I recently had an extra-small dinner party of 4. There was a mediterranean theme going on and I wanted to start off the meal with a dip and some homemade spanakopitas (not pictured). This white bean dip is packed with flavor and is hard to stop going back for more. I like that it has some color from the herbs and is not only white, which is not as attractive, especially next to a beige cracker. This would also be great with pita chips rubbed with garlic and dried oregano. I just opted for simple seeded crunchy crackers that I had at home. It was a hit!
White Bean Dip
adapted via Giada De Laurentiis
1 can of cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
3 cloves garlic
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1/3 cup olive oil
1/3 cup parsley
1/4 cup greek yogurt
1 Combine all ingredients in the work bowl of the food processor. Pulse until smooth, but still a little bit chunky.
2 Serve with pita chips or crackers.
Oh, and here's a peek of what I served for the dinner party: Lamb and shrimp kebabs, bell pepper salad and israeli couscous salad with olives and roasted tomatoes.