Comfort food is food that makes us feel full, warm and reminds us of a favorite time or place. Bean dip is a comfort food for me...I love it with crackers, veggies and even spread on sprouted grain toast. It's great for family gatherings and dinner appetizers. For me, it just makes a great snack and #cancerhatesit!
In a medium bowl add stir together olive oil, lemon juice and zest.
Add beans and mix well. Mash with fork or potato masher.
Stir in garlic, parsley. Add hot sauce, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper.
Mix well, chill until ready to serve.
Serve with carrots, celery, and cucumbers. I love grain-free crackers like Jilz crackers with the dip. Great topping for sprouted grain toast and topped with a pasture-raised fried egg. Get creative!