Oven roasted garlic is delicious and the Global Sun Oven does a great job of bringing out its sweet and mellow flavor. Serve this garlicky dip with vegetable crudités and toasted French bread. The recipe calls for canned beans, but dry beans that have been cooked ahead of time work just as well.
Solar Garlic White Bean Dip
3 (15 oz cans) cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons dried sage
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
Place Global Sun Oven out to preheat
Combine beans, water, cheese, garlic, oil, sage, oregano, salt, and pepper in a 5 to 6 quart pot. Cover and cook in GSO until garlic is browned, about 1 hour.
Add lemon juice and zest; coarsely mash with a potato masher until all the ingredients are blended. If mixture is too dry add warm water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until it becomes thick and spreadable.