One of my clients, Arkadium (www.arkadium.com), is hosting a dip contest at their offices today. Since I am in San Francisco it was hard for me to compete so I emailed a recipe to my client and friend Tina Shih. She raced home and prepared her version of a dip recipe that I sent to her.
After making my recipe she decided that it needed to be creamier so she added some Tina inspired touches and this is what she came up with:
- 1 can of cannelini beans
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 bag of frozen spinach
- juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil (extra virgin)
- 1 tbsp of cream cheese, melted
- 1 tbsp of mayo
- 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese
Drain the beans and rinse, mince the garlic, squeeze all of the water out of the spinach, place all ingredients including lemon juice, but excluding salt and pepper into a bowl and mash with a fork so the beans get a little mooshy. Taste and then add salt and pepper. Serve with pita chips or crusty French bread.
Cross your fingers that we win!