Sometimes I just don't want a salad to go with supper. I have occasionally made hummus-you know, garbanzo beans and garlic, but tonight I tried the same recipe with Great Northern White Beans.
In a food processor, put one can of Great Northern White beans-undrained, 2 tablespoons olive oil and one clove garlic. Sprinkle with black pepper and process until the dip is smooth and creamy. The Ranch dressing in my fridge has 140 calories for 2 tablespoons. That's 840 calories for 1 1/2 cups! Then I added up the calories for the 1 and 1/2 cups of dip with olive oil and the count is 480 calories. The Ranch bean dip has 1/2 the calories. And look at all the nutrients in the beans-very healthy.