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Because sometimes it’s late and you’re hungry and you can’t be bothered with that “proper dinner” nonsense but you want something delicious and relatively guilt-free that also fills you up! Is that so much to ask?

You will need

Serves 4

  • 2 x 400 g tins cannellini beans (or other white beans), rinsed and drained
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup coriander, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice (about 1 lemon)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder (optional)
  • Pepper, to taste

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5 mins to prep

30 mins to cook

  1. Step 1

    Roast garlic cloves in 200°C oven for 30 minutes. Wait for them to cool and squeeze them out of their skins.

  2. Step 2

    Place all ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend on high until smooth and creamy. Add salt and pepper to taste. Transfer into serving dish and refrigerate until serving.

  3. Step 3

    Garnish with olive oil and smoked paprika. Serve with corn chips.


If you’re particularly short on time, you can add the garlic raw or substitute 1 teaspoon of garlic powder.

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