White Bean Harissa Hummus


1 can (15 oz) large white beans, drained but not rinsed
Juice of ½ lemon, or more to taste
2 tbl chopped onion
1 clove garlic, chopped
¼ tsp salt, or more to taste
1 – 2 tsp Cool Harissa Spice Blend, or more to taste
3 tbl olive oil plus extra olive oil (for garnish)
2 tsp chopped fresh parsley
¼ cup black and green olives or ⅛ cup olive salad (for garnish)


Drain the beans and add them to a food processor. Add the lemon juice, onion, garlic, salt, and the Cool Harissa Spice Blend. Pulse the mixture, occasionally stopping the machine to scrape down the sides of the work bowl, until it is smooth.

With the machine running, add the olive oil through the feed tube in a very thin stream. When all the oil is added, remove the cap and taste the spread for seasoning. Add more harissa, lemon juice, or salt, if you like.

In a shallow bowl, spread the bean dip. Sprinkle with olive oil and parsley and garnish with a few olives or olive salad. Serve with pita bread cut into triangles and toasted or crudites.