Sunday, April 4, 2010

Ranch Dip

You can use any variety white beans but I have found that the white kidney beans are the creamiest and have the best texture for this dip

1 can white kidney beans, drained
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. parsley
1/2 tsp granulated garlic
1/2 tsp. onion salt
1/2 tsp. black peppers
1 tsp. lemon juice
1/4 c. mayonnaise

Puree beans. Add salt, parsley, garlic, onion salt, and black pepper. Stir in lemon juice. Whisk in mayo. Thin to the consistence desired with half-an-half or buttermilk. Let chill at least four hours. Taste and adjust seasoning adding more salt or garlic as needed. Dont adjust the seasonings before you chill it, the garlic really comes out the longer it sits, you dont want to over do it. If you are going to serve it right away, adjust right away.

I didnt have any when I was making this, but I suspect it would be good with some fresh chopped chives or dill too, depending on how you like your ranch.

Vegans - just leave the dairy out, thin with reserved bean liquid, veganaise, or other vegan alternative

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