Kids love to dip! Adults do to. That is why this healthy white bean dip made with white cannellini beans and a few other ingredients make such an easy and absolutely delicious snack idea for you or your little ones.
I am always trying to get my family to eat more vegetables, and one way I do that is to serve cut up vegetables with dip for a snack. Now usually this means serving some sort of dressing for dipping which is also usually loaded with fat and calories. Now that this tasty white bean dip is stocked in my fridge, I reach for veggies and bean dip instead of veggies and dressing, and me and my family are happy. This bean dip is loaded with fiber and nutrients instead of fat and calories, so that is something to feel good about.
1 15 oz. can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
1 clove of garlic, peeled
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/4 tsp salt
pinch of ground cayenne pepper
1. To prepare the dip, drain and rinse the cannellini beans in a colander. Then place the beans in a blender or food processor along with the peeled garlic, the two tablespoons of olive oil, the fresh squeezed lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, and the pinch of ground cayenne pepper.
2. Blend of process the white bean dip until completely smooth. Then, remove the blending cup from the blender and use a rubber spatula to scrape the mixture into a bowl for serving. If not serving immediately, cover the white bean dip tightly with an airtight lid or plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve. To serve, place the white bean dip on a bowl and serve with baked pita chips, sliced carrot sticks or celery sticks or other veggies or your choice.
Per Serving Calories 91, Carbohydrates 11 grams, Protein 3 grams, Fat 5 grams, Dietary Fiber 3 grams