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  • 1/2 cup Roasted-Garlic Oil, (recipe follows)
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 15 ounce can cannellini beans, rinsed (see Tip)
  • 1/2 cup Oil-Poached Garlic Puree, (recipe follows)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
Oil-Poached-Garlic Puree & Roasted-Garlic Oil
  • 4 cups water
  • 4 heads garlic, cloves separated
  • 1 1/2 cups canola oil
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Put oil, onion and salt in a large skillet and cook over medium heat until the onion is softened but not browned, 6 to 9 minutes. Stir in beans and cook until heated through, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a food processor. Add garlic puree and lemon juice and puree until smooth. Serve warm or cold.
While we love the convenience of canned beans, they tend to be high in sodium. Give them a good rinse before adding to a recipe to rid them of some of their sodium (up to 35 percent) or opt for low-sodium or no-salt-added varieties. (Our recipes are analyzed with rinsed, regular canned beans.) Or, if you have the time, cook your own beans from scratch.
MAKE AHEAD TIP: Cover and refrigerate the dip for up to 3 days.
Oil-Poached-Garlic Puree & Roasted-Garlic Oil
Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Remove from the heat, add garlic, stir to submerge and let sit until the garlic skins are softened and cool enough to handle, about 50 minutes. Strain the garlic, remove the skins and cut off the hard nub where the clove was attached to the head.
Place the garlic, canola oil and extra-virgin olive oil in a medium saucepan; bring to a gentle simmer over medium-low heat. Reduce the heat to low and maintain a very gentle simmer (it may be necessary to slide the pan to the edge of the burner). Simmer until the cloves are golden and very soft when pressed with a fork, 40 to 50 minutes. Let cool for 30 minutes.
Transfer the cooled garlic to a sieve to drain, reserving the oil. Transfer the garlic to a food processor and puree until smooth, scraping down the sides occasionally. Store the puree and the oil separately in the refrigerator.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 123, Fat, total (g) 8, sat. fat (g) 1, carb. (g) 12, Monounsaturated fat (g) 5, fiber (g) 2, pro. (g) 3, sodium (mg) 139, Potassium (mg) 173, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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