Thursday, December 8, 2011

Smoked Paprika Dip

This hummus-like dip is filled with the earthy, smoky, redolent spices of smoked paprika, cayenne, cumin, and coriander. The smoked paprika gives the dip a beautiful rusty red color, making it festive addition to a holiday spread.  Not only is this complex and flavorful, but it comes together in just a few minutes.

1 15 ounce can cannellini or Great Northern beans, drained and rinsed
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 ½ teaspoons smoked paprika
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
¼ teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon ground coriander
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

In small bowl, mix smoked paprika, cayenne, cumin, salt, and pepper.  Place beans, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, and mayonnaise in food processor and puree.  Stir in the seasoning mixture.  Serve with pita wedges or crackers, or whatever else floats your boat.

1 comment:

  1. I've never heard of a smoke paprika dip - I have all the ingredients on hand and will be trying this soon!


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