White Bean Dip

White Bean Dip
Time: 10 Minutes

If you are looking for a healthy AND tasty appetizer, this is it!  Serve it with cut veggies or crunchy whole grain crackers.

  • 1 16 oz can of Great Northern Beans or any other white bean; rinsed/drained but quite moist
  • 1-2 garlic cloves
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1-2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1-2 tablespoons water or vegetable stock
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary or thyme
  • Sprig of fresh rosemary or thyme for garnish (optional).

Step One
1.    Put beans, garlic and some salt in container of a food processor. Turn machine on, and add the stock and olive oil in a steady stream through feed tube’ process until mixture is smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Then cover, and refrigerate (up to 2 days), until about an hour before you are ready to serve.
Step Two
2.    Just before serving, stir in herbs, drizzle with a little olive oil, and garnish with herb sprig if you like. Serve with cut up raw vegetables, whole grain pita bread or whole grain crackers.

Yield: About 4 Servings

Adapted from Mark Bittman


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