I was in the mood for a bean dip today, so I played with making my own. One of my boys declared it delicious and ate a great deal of it with his lunch. His brother was less than impressed and he informed me that he could taste the pepper. Silly kid, he doesn't know what he's missing by not liking spicy foods. I liked it as well. I can see making this again in the future and playing with the seasonings for different flavors.
White Bean and Cheese Dip
1 1/2 cups of cooked white beans, great northern or cannelini
1 large clove minced garlic
Salt and pepper to taste
1/3 cup Monterrey Jack cheese
Saute garlic in olive oil. Add beans and mash to desired consistency. Salt and pepper generously. Add more or less olive oil depending on thickness you desire. Reduce heat to low and sprinkle with shredded cheese. Stir into beans and cover with lid to melt. Serve warm with tortilla chips, crackers or raw veggies. Enjoy!