Fables #43 cover by James Jean
Spread some of this goodness on your next sandwich. It’s fucking delicious. And it lets you double up on your protein sources and cut down on the fat. Shit, don’t limit yourself to just sammies. This is a choice dip so grab some carrots and cucumbers. Afternoon snack: FUCKING DONE.
SUNDRIED TOMATO SPREAD
¼ cup of sundried tomatoes (don’t buy that shit that comes packed in oil. They are way more expensive. Find the kind that look like dried fruit. They will be near the olives or the canned tomatoes in the grocery store)
1 cup warm water
¼ cup chopped white or yellow onion
1 ½ cups or 1 15 ounce can of cannellini beans (any kind of white bean works, like navy or great northern beans. You just want a creamy kind of bean)
1 clove of garlic
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
½ teaspoon tamari or soy sauce
½ teaspoon dried basil
½ teaspoon dried oregano
Put the sundried tomatoes in a small bowl and cover them with the warm water for 15 minutes.
While the tomatoes soak, cook the onions in a small pan with a little bit of olive oil until they begin to look brown and smell awesome, like 5-8 minutes. Take the tomatoes out of the water and chop them up into pieces but save the water they were soaking in; no need to waste shit. Chop up the garlic into little pieces. Put the beans, sundried tomatoes, onions, and 2 tablespoons of the water from the tomatoes in a food processor and chop that shit up real small. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend it all together until it starts to look creamy. Add more of the soaking water if it looks a little dry. It’s cool if there are still some bigger tomato bits hanging around, just call that shit “rustic”. Add more spices if you think it needs it and serve that fucker up.
This will last a week in the fridge if you are good at keeping delicious secrets from your roommates.