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I prefer fresh juice! It has a delicious flavor and does not have the chemical flavor that some of bottled varieties contain. It’s also a good idea to add zest to some dishes if you want a more intense citrus flavor. Citrus juice is a great addition to salad dressings, dips and all types of savory and sweet dishes. Zest can be fantastic in all types of dishes including pastries, tapenades, and all types of spreads. You can learn more about adding citrus to dishes in our class “Learn at Lunch: All about Citrus” in Chapel Hill on 11/1 at 12pm and in Mt Pleasant 11/15 1t 12pm. See the recipe below for one of my favorite dips!
Cannellini Bean Dip with Roasted Red Peppers and Dill
20 oz can cannellini beans, drained and raised
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 garlic clove, boiled for one minute
½ tsp red pepper flakes
¼ cup olive oil
¼ cup loosely packed dill leaves, chopped
1 whole piquant roasted red pepper, diced
crostini or crackers
salt and pepper, to taste
1. Combine all ingredients (except oil, dill, and and red pepper flakes) in bowl of food processor
2. Pulse until chopped
3. With machine running, add oil slowly until puréed
4. Season with salt and pepper to taste