Five Minute Herb Bean Dip

This post is brought to you by writers block. Since I’m on a constant path towards authenticity and reality, thought you may as well know what you’re in for here. On another note of authenticity…

 

In case you haven’t noticed, I have two small children which = not a lot of free time to prepare a full multi-course meal 3 times a day. Yes, I definitely cheat and make quick snacks that come together in under 5 minutes. Not everyone has the time/energy to roast 6 lbs. of vegetables every day, y’all!

 

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Bean dip is pretty much a staple in my house, alongside home-made almond milk and you know chocolate is always readily available as well. But it makes sense: it comes together in less than 5 minutes, is creamy and delicious, and full of protein. Definitely my kind of snack.

 

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Canellini beans hold a lot of nutritional value for being such a versatile snack food. Combined with a Vitamin E rich fat (thank you extra virgin olive oil!) and some fresh herbs– you’ve got an incredible snack that is amazing for your skin, and let’s be honest (I’m on a roll here) who doesn’t want a little help with a glowing complexion?

 

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Five Minute Herb Bean Dip

Gather

  • 1 can of organic canellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tbsp EVOO
  • 1/2 large or 1 small lemon, juiced
  • 1 garlic clove
  • pink salt and cracked pepper, to taste
  • large handful of fresh herbs, roughly chopped: here’s where you can get creative! I’ve used rosemary, thyme, basil, and sage all with outstanding results, rosemary is my favorite.

Steps

  1. Place your beans in the food processor with the garlic clove and pulse until mostly mashed.
  2. Add in all other ingredients, saving the herbs for last and run until creamy and whipped up.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

 

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You can serve it with just about any fresh vegetables– I LOVE it on gf crackers topped with red peppers and some chives, or on a rice cake with layers of avocado. It’s a pretty big hit with the tiny humans, too (looking at you, moms!)

 

 

 

 


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