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Saturday, March 21, 2009

White Bean Dip-with Saturday supper

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.
Make that super smooth and creamy. It almost looks like cream gravy.

Tonight, I'm pairing the dip with raw baby carrots, celery sticks, and chunks of red bell pepper.
These will go very nicely with my oven fried chicken.


Dawnie said...

this looks very good! and easy to make.

KathyB. said...

Tasty AND healthy! This is actually my idea of a meal, but some people think meat and potatoes are a necessity...go figure! ( ha ha)

Thank-you for the twist on a healthy dip. ( kind of sounds like a dance)

Jennifer said...

Looks good! I love healthy ideas like this one. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.

Sand Flat Farm said...

Just wanted to say Howdy from a fellow Texas Country Gal! Enjoyed reading your blog!

Hot Belly Mama said...

WoW! You've just given me an idea of something to make for easter! Thank you!!!