Feta Cheese with White Bean Hummus

Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Ingredients:

  • 1 c. soft white beans, cooked (can use canned white beans or garbanzo beans)  
  • 1/2 c. feta cheese  
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1/4 c. lemon juice
  • 1/4 c. extra virgin olive oil  
  • Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • Cayenne pepper, to taste
  • 1 Tbsp. Kalamata olives
  • 1 Tbsp. Green olives
  • 1 Tbsp. roasted red peppers, chopped (optional)

Instructions:

Combine the white beans and feta cheese in a food processor. Purée, adding lemon juice and the olive oil slowly until mixture is smooth and creamy. Season with the salt, pepper, paprika and cayenne to taste. Place in a bowl and sprinkle with the olives and red peppers. Dust with paprika. Great with chips or pita bread.