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White Bean and Pine Nut Dip

Makes: 12 servings
Serving size: 2 tablespoon
Prep 15 mins Chill 2 hrs
White Bean and Pine Nut Dip
Ingredients
  • 1/4  cup  soft bread crumbs
  • 2  tablespoons  fat-free milk
  • 1 15  ounce can  white kidney (cannellini) beans or Great Northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4  cup  fat-free dairy sour cream
  • 3  tablespoons  pine nuts, toasted
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt-free garlic and herb or other salt-free seasoning blend
  • 1/8  teaspoon  ground red pepper
  • 2  teaspoons  snipped fresh oregano or basil or 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano or basil, crushed
  •  Snipped fresh chives (optional)
  • 1  recipe Toasted Pita Chips (see recipe below)
Directions

1. In a small bowl combine the bread crumbs and milk. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, in a blender container or food processor bowl combine beans, sour cream, pine nuts, seasoning blend, and ground red pepper. Cover and blend or process until nearly smooth. Add bread crumb mixture. Cover and blend or process until smooth. Stir in oregano. Cover and chill for 2 to 24 hours to blend flavors.

3. If desired, sprinkle chives over dip. Serve the dip with Toasted Pita Chips. Makes 12 (2-tablespoon) servings.

Toasted Pita Chips

Yield: 48 chips
Prep 10 mins Broil 8 mins to 10 mins Chill 2 hrs
Ingredients
  • 4  large pita bread rounds
  •  Nonstick cooking spray
  •  Dash paprika
Directions

1. Split pita bread rounds in half horizontally. Using a sharp knife, cut each pita half into 6 wedges. Arrange wedges in a single layer on ungreased baking sheets. Coat pita wedges with nonstick cooking spray. Sprinkle lightly with paprika.

2. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until wedges are crisp and golden brown. Makes 48 chips.

Nutrition Facts (White Bean and Pine Nut Dip)
  • Servings Per Recipe 12,
  • cal. (kcal) 94,
  • Fat, total (g) 1,
  • chol. (mg) 1,
  • carb. (g) 18,
  • fiber (g) 2,
  • sugar (g) 1,
  • pro. (g) 5,
  • vit. A (IU) 49,
  • sodium (mg) 175,
  • Potassium (mg) 105,
  • calcium (mg) 40,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Starch () 1,
  • Very Lean Meat () 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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