Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Oldies...But Goodies!

My friends over at Fort Thompson are hosting a blog carnival this week called "Oldies, but goodies" especially designed to share some of your favorite old posts, or recipes in my case, that some of your newer readers may have missed! Here's mine, a recipe for White Bean Dip.

Let me just say, this dip is so good you will want to put in on EVERYTHING! I found this on a recipe site and altered it a bit for taste. Serve it with homemade wheat pita chips and a variety of veggies that your children enjoy. We like it with cauliflower, carrots, red pepper, broccoli and asparagus best. It's tasty, full of good fats, fiber, protein and anitoxidants. And moms-it's figure friendly!

White Bean Dip
1 14 oz can white beans, rinsed and drained
1 large clove of garlic, chopped
Small handful of italian parsley, chopped
Juice of one lemon
1/4 C. Olive oil(up to 1/3 cup if it seems like it needs more)
salt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in a heavy duty blender or food processor and blend until smooth and creamy. Serves 4-6.

Pita Chips
Whole wheat pita cut into wedges(I use 1/2 to 1 per person served)
olive oil spray
salt and pepper
dried oregano, rosemary or thyme

Preheat oven to 350. Spray baking sheet lightly and layer pita triangles in a flat layer. Spray tops with olive oil and sprinkle with salt, pepper and herbs. Bake until lightly browned and crisp, about 7-10min.

This makes a great appetizer that keeps well in the fridge for a couple of days or a nice snack/lunch alternative. I have even stuffed a pita with some dip and cucumber, spinach leaves, tomato slices and sprouts. Very yummy!


Tim said...

What a GREAT recipe! So simple, so tasty sounding, and so healthy. Just my cup of tea.

Thanks so much for resharing this recipe, and playing along with Oldies... but Goodies!

I cant wait to see more of your recipes in this carnival! Im gonna do this one sometime this week.

Love and Prayers,


The Mommy Chef said...

Perfect! Let me know what you think of it:)

Laila Of Course! said...

Oh, yum! This looks simply delicious. Must try this out!! :)

Please be by my blog again! I would be ever so happy.

CFMama said...

Looks delicious, maybe something I could handle making. hehe

Auntie E said...

sound like a great Recipe. Will have to try it.

Lim Family said...

I got all of the ingredients at Trader Joes and am making it tonight! The only thing that stumped me was that you requested white beans and they had Cannelini and white kidney, I got both. Should I use both? THANKS! I look forward to trying it, I love Hummus and imagine it is similar.
Hugs mi Amiga!

Tara said...

yummy! I love simple things like this. Right up my ally!