Prep time: 1 minute

Cook time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 medium onion, finely diced
  • 2 cans (15 oz/400 g each) cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 bunch of fresh cilantro/coriander, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp cottage cheese
  • 1/2 c water
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 pinches chilli powder
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 tsp hot pepper sauce
  • freshly squeezed lemon, to taste
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Method:

In a medium saucepan, heat 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil.  Add finely diced onions, and cook until golden brown.  Pour drained cannellini beans into saucepan, and cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently.

Remove mixture from saucepan and pour into a blender.  Add cilantro/coriander, cottage cheese, water, chilli powder, garlic, pepper sauce, lemon, and salt and pepper.  Blend until smooth.  Refrigerate until cool.  Serve as a dip or spread.

Serves 10, as an appetizer.