24 September, 2009  |   4 Comments

Recipe: White Bean Dip

white bean dipAlthough I’ve been enjoying the white bread and pasta of pregnancy, I’m already thinking about this baby-weight-removal-project 2010.


Yes, I know it’s the miracle of life, it’s the harvesting of womb-fruit, it’s miraculous and all that.
But I’m big. I’m flabby. I’m mom.

There are a few party foods I’ll make during a slimming phase that I hover over at the table, shoveling in my mouth because I know their fiber, flavor and low calorie content make me a total winner at weigh-in.

This White Bean Dip? Totally one of them.
I serve with endive leaves (my favorite scoopers) and can go to bed knowing I saved my calories for wine.

1 15 ounce can white beans (cannellini) that have been drained
1/2 lemon’s worth of lemon juice
1 large garlic clove
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
1 teaspoon lemon peel — zested finely on your grater

Add the white beans, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, salt, cayenne and cumin to your food processor until a good dip-like consistency. Mix the chopped mint and finely grated lemon peel and decorate your dip with the mix.


4 thoughts on “Recipe: White Bean Dip

  1. 1
    Leah says:

    This sounds amazing. And who couldn’t use some guilt-free dipping, baby or no?

  2. 2
    Jen says:

    Unfortunately I’ve been using the excuse of the arrival of our latest “baby” last October as the reason for the extra pounds I’m carrying around. *cough* except that the “baby” is a cat. So I have no excuse!!! Bean dip it is :o)
    Also, I just love your illustrations so much. If I ever write a children’s book I’m hiring you!

  3. 3
    Jen says:

    And that emoticon I accidentally put in there is kinda creepy…

  4. 4
    Helen Jane says:

    Ha! Jen, I’m just assuming it’s a White Bean Dip eating emoticon. :0

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