Most times when you hear the word “dip” you think, appetizer. Well, so do I, mostly. However I also think of a dip as lunch or on its way to becoming lunch. What I mean is that when you combine a really interesting, tasty dip with raw veggies and some whole-grain crackers, or pitas that becomes lunch; at least for me it does.
Another way to enjoy this dip is to use it to appease your appetite, when you’re starving. Like you just came home from work, ravenous , you could eat shoe leather, but instead here you have a nutritious fill-in to snack on while you make dinner. I know you are going to like this, because I do, and I didn’t think I would. I was so wrong!!!! Give it a try, it might just become you’re new favorite food.
SPICY WHITE BEAN DIP
YIELD: makes about 2 cups
- 2 cans canneloni beans, drained and rinsed
- 2 Tablespoon olive oil
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 2 teaspoons soy sauce ( reduced sodium, if possible)
- 1/4 cup Sirracha Sauce
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
- salt and pepper to taste
- up to 1/4 cup water, as needed
- cilantro for garnish
In the work bowl of a food processor, place all the ingredients through lime juice. Process to blend well. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Add water, a little at a time, to achieve a smooth consistency. Spoon into a serving bowl and garnish with cilantro.
Serve with raw vegetables, crackers, pita chips, etc.
This is sooooo good that once I started on it I did not want to stop. Luckily I was eating it with raw veggies, so I at least got in a fair share of my allotted requirement of vegetables for the day, a la the food pyramid.