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Dips, Food for Thought

Roasted Garlic White Bean Dip

Roasted Garlic White Bean Dip

Ingredients:

    • 1 Can of Cannellini Beans
    • 1 Small Head of Garlic
    • 1 Lemon
    • 1/4- 1/2 cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    • 1/2 Tbsp Basil, chopped or dry
    • Salt to Taste
    • Pepper to Taste
    • Grated Parmesan (optional)

If you have a food processor, dips are a cinch for you; if not, it is still a cinch!


First, Roast your garlic. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Peel the skin off of the garlic head.  Drizzle with some extra virgin olive oil and a pinch of sea salt.  Wrap the garlic in aluminum foil and place in the oven to bake for about 30-35 minutes.

In the meantime, rinse your cannellini beans thoroughly to clean off some of the high sodium preservatives from the can.  

Once your garlic is finished and cooled, chop 1-2 cloves into fine slivers. Place beans in a small sauce pan with the garlic and olive oil. Heat over low-medium heat and continue to stir.  


As the beans become softer, add the remaining ingredients and mash/fold into the beans.  If you need to thin out your mixture, add oil (or water, if you’re looking to save on calories).


Spread the dip on a sandwich with vegetables or enjoy with multi-grain crackers!

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