The Gluten Bigot: Gluten Free Healthy Snack | Bean Dip

Friday, January 18, 2013

Gluten Free Healthy Snack | Bean Dip

Gluten Free White Bean Dip
My Mom's legendary White Bean Dip
Everyone loves a snack. I've been trying to choose healthful snacks, as well as increase my protein intake as I'm not much of a meat eater. Taking inspiration from my mom's fabulous white bean dip (which I basically rob whenever I go home and she makes it, refusing to share with anyone), I decided to make bean dip. However, the grocery store by me was out of white beans (it's a small organic grocer), so I decided to give it a try with what I could find - butter beans. 

Gluten Free Butter Bean Dip
Bean dip ingredients
The recipe to make bean dip is essentially the same as when you make hummus. I always like add a bit of a twist. You'll need:

          • A can of butter beans (or white beans, chickpeas, etc)
          • 2-3 tbsp-ish Extra virgin olive oil
          • 2-3 clovesGarlic (to taste, not pictured)
          • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
          • Salt to taste
          • Papprika to taste (not pictured)

Gluten Free Butter Bean Dip Notice I basically list everything as 'to taste'? I do that because it really is up to you how much flavor and of what you want to include. Once you have everything, all you need to do is throw it all into a food processor or blender and blend until its creamy. Serve right away or store in an air tight container.
Gluten Free Butter Bean Dip
If you made according to my recipe, each 2 tbsp serving will be 74 calories, 5g of fat (but good fat), 7g carbs, 1g sugar, and 2g protein. In addition it will give you about 19% of your vitamin C intake and 5% of your daily iron requirement. Plus, it tastes really good! Serve with chips, veggies, or use as a condiment!

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