- 1 (15-ounce) can white beans (Cannellini, Great Northern or Navy)
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1/3 cup (+ 4 tbsp.) olive oil
- 1/4 cup fresh Italian parsley leaves
Blend in a food processor to your desired consistency. Pairs nicely with toasted pita. Or, you can slather it on a veggie burger. Really, however you'd like it. Salt and pepper are probably in order.
Due to the garlic, you may find yourself looking for a breath freshener. If your toothbrush isn't within reach, perhaps your Listerine Strips have fallen through a hole in your pocket. Look around!
One of the key ingredients in these bad boys isn't plastic, as it is in some chewing gums. It's actually pullulan, a fancy word for fungus slime. That's right, you heard me. Fungus slime.
This is a tough pill to swallow. Earlier in the day I'd wanted to impart an appreciation for mushrooms (also fungi), but this one just throws me for a loop.
After all these years of loyalty, I'm now completely suspicious of these breath fresheners, and you should be, too. I'm really sorry I had to tell you this now. But, please. Do try that white bean dip. There's nothing scandalous about it.