You can make this from fresh or frozen beans. Just make sure you hull them to help keep the colour greenish. Serve as a dip with slices of pita bread as you would hummus.
Sauté onion in half the oil until softened and barely golden. Add garlic and cook until soft. Leave to cool. Place beans in a food processor with parsley, add cooled onion mixture and whizz to a paste. Add yoghurt, lemon juice and remaining oil and whizz again. Season to taste.
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