White Bean and Roasted Garlic Dip

White Bean Garlic Dip

Ingredients

4 tablespoons Taihoa Tides Extra Virgin Olive Oil, divided
2 whole garlic heads
2 cans canellini beans or other white beans
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves for garnish
Optional: 1 tablespoon minced mixed fresh herbs, such as thyme, marjoram, oregano and rosemary

Method

  1. Pulse all ingredients in a food processor together until a semi-smooth texture is achieved.
  2. Pour into serving dish and drizzle over with extra olive oil.

Olive Pesto

Olive Pesto

Ingredients

115 g of pitted black olives
115 g of shelled walnuts
55 ml of Taihoa Tides Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 onion, finely chopped
Crushed garlic clove
Juice of 1 lemon
Pepper

Method

  1. Place the olives and walnuts into a food processor and blend together.
  2. Add the chopped onion, garlic and lemon juice and process.
  3. Very slowly pour in the olive oil with the machine running until all the ingredients have blended together and formed a paste.
  4. Season with pepper.
  5. Serve immediately on toast or crackers or chill in the refrigerator until needed.