Saturday, February 5, 2011
Red Pepper and White Bean Dip
I know, I know, it sounds delicious. I have encountered a problem though. If I was in a restaurant and was served a dip that had these abominably unhealthy ingredients in them, I would never know and thus could eat away without care. When I make it myself, I am fully conscious of all of the ingredients and simply can't bring myself to do that to myself. It's a complicated psychological battle.
I found this dip and it is my savior. It is very similar to a hummus but a bit creamier and clearly much more colorful (doesn't it match my bowl perfectly?).
I got the recipe from smitten kitchen
1 15 ounce can of white cannelini beans, drained
about 1 cup roasted red peppers, drained
1 clove garlic
3 oz neufchatel or cream cheese softened
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste
Give all of the ingredients a whirl in your blender or food processor. Serve with wedges of pita and vegetables.
I linked this up to Friday Potluck, Fun with Food Friday and Fresh, Clean and Pure Friday