As much as we’re constantly craving hummus in our house, it’s always refreshing to try something a bit different. This awesome butter bean and artichoke dip has no problem competing for the pride of place on our dinner table. It’s soft and creamy and the thyme gives the dip a wonderfully aromatic flavour.
Drain and rinse the butter beans, then add to a food processor along with the artichokes,
Pick the thyme leaves off the sprig and add most of the leaves to the processor (saving a few for the garnish). Peel the garlic and add it to the food processor along with the lemon juice and a generous pinch of salt and pepper.
Blend the butter bean mixture until smooth and combined, then taste and adjust the seasoning, if needed.
Spoon the dip into a bowl and serve with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil on top, garnished with the reserved thyme leaves.
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