Butter Bean and Oregano Hummus


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Ingredients Quantities
Oregano Leaves190 g 5 mL
Boiling water 5 mL
Lemon 1 each
Extra-virgin olive oil 75 mL
Red Pepper, Crushed 350 g 1 pinch
Butter beans 1 can
Minced garlic 5 mL
Feta cheese (optional) 125 g
Sundried tomatoes 2 pieces
Sea Salt, French Mediterranean 1.1 kg 1 pinch
Pepper, Black Whole 575 g 1 pinch

Instructions

Place the oregano in a cup and pour in boiling water. Leave to stand for 15 minutes to infuse. Add the lemon juice olive oil and red pepper to the oregano and stir well. Set a few butter beans aside for garnishing later. Place the remaining beans garlic and 1/2 of the lemon zest in a food processor and blend together. Slowly add the oil mixture through the funnel while pulsing until the hummus is smooth and creamy. Season to taste. Transfer to a serving bowl crumble over the feta and garnish with the reserved butter beans remaining lemon zest and sundried tomatoes.

Tips:

This dip is delicious served with vegetables such as potatoes, carrots and parsnips cut into wedges, drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with a good pinch of oregano. Place them onto a hot tray in a preheated 425°F (220°C, Gas Mark 7) oven and roast for 40 minutes, turning once. You can also serve with pita bread cut into triangles. Brush with olive oil, sprinkle on a pinch of oregano and toast in the oven for 7-8 minutes, until lightly browned. Alternately, serve with raw sliced vegetable sticks of your choice.



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