California Avocado White Bean Dip

Overhead, Close-up shot of a white bean avocado dip topped with charred limes.

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When someone asks me about my background, I think they assume I’ll say something about photography or cooking. While I’ve done both for over a decade now, I actually started in music. I have two degrees, geared towards music education and I’m a bassoonist by trade. I love everything about music but I found my love was better as a consumer (and occasional performer).

One thing hardly anyone knows about me: I was a HUGE ska fan in high school. Beyond bassoon, I’m a saxophonist. It was my first instrument and it led me to an appreciation of jazz, blues, and ska. I wanted nothing more to be in a ska band but I never made it. Instead, it was the music that got me through my youth.

What does this all have to do with this white bean dip? California Avocado asked me to create a recipe based on a quintessential California music genre. I chose Orange County Ska (No Doubt, Reel Big Fish, Goldfinger, Sublime, and Save Ferris). This white bean dip uses charred lime flavor to add a bright pop of contrast in honor of my favorite horn sections. This recipe is part of the Summer Soundtrack eBook California Avocado put together so be sure to pop over and download a copy!

Read more and see the recipe.

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