optional garnishchopped fresh parsley, black olives, paprika
Use a food processor to mince your garlic cloves. You can do this by dropping the garlic into your processor's tube with a grating plate attached.
Add beans, lemon juice, olive oil, cumin, salt, pepper, and hot pepper sauce to your food processor bowl.
Process until smooth and creamy—about 1–2 minutes—scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. If the mixture is too thick, thin with 2 tablespoons of water.
Transfer the white bean dip to a serving bowl. Cover and chill for 1–2 hours before serving. Garnish with parsley, olives, and paprika.
If you don't like the taste of raw garlic, chop the cloves and sauté them in a little olive oil until golden. This will help to mellow out the strong garlic flavor. After sautéing, you can simply combine them with the other ingredients in the food processor.