Julia Child's Brandade á la Soissonaise (White Bean Dip)
  • 1 can white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 25 leaves fresh basil, washed and dried
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup Tahini paste
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil (plus more drizzling)
  • chopped basil for garnish, optional
  1. Add basil to food processor and process for a few seconds to break up the basil leaves. Add beans, lemon juice, tahini paste, and minced garlic to food processor and process until beans are pureed, about 1 minute. Then add olive oil through the feed chute 1 tablespoon at a time. Add some water a tablespoon at a time to reach desired consistency.
Recipe by avocadopesto at http://avocadopesto.com/2012/08/05/julia-childs-brandade-a-la-soissonaise-white-bean-dip-for-sunday-supper/