top of page
  • Writer's pictureDawn Hames

White Bean Dip

If you love hummus, you may just fall in love with this creamy dip as well. I know I have. White kidney beans are also known as cannellini beans. White kidney beans, lemon, garlic, olive oil and this recipe are a part of a healthy Mediterranean diet. The Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest in the world, reducing heart disease, and increasing overall health. It includes lots of fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, beans, extra virgin olive oil, herbs, spices, fish, and seafood. The diet has in moderation chicken, eggs, and dairy. The Mediterranean diet uses red meat only occasionally and limits or eliminates refined sugar and processed food.

White beans are full of healthy healthy fiber and antioxidants. Kidney beans are a protein-fiber combo that helps stabilize blood sugar. Beans are a low glycemic food that is high in fiber and eating them can aid in weight loss. A diet with adequate fiber lowers blood cholesterol levels and reduces the risk of both heart disease and colon cancer. The fiber in beans can provide you with digestive health by providing the nutrients needed for the development of the good bacteria in the lower digestive tract. Tahini is made of ground sesame seeds. Sesame seeds contain significant amounts of important phytosterols that also help reduce blood cholesterol and enhance the immune system to help prevent certain cancers. Garlic is anti-inflammatory and assists the body in detoxing the body of heavy metals. Garlic boosts immunity and has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. The citrate found in lemon helps prevent and dissolve kidney stones. Lemon is an excellent source of vitamin C. When you are done making this dip, you can use the lemon rinds to make a healthy lemon tea, with just hot water and lemon. The compounds in the lemon peel are full of bioactive compounds that aid in cancer prevention.

As you can see, this dip is full of healthy benefits. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

White Bean Dip

1 can of white kidney beans (drained

and rinsed)

2 cloves garlic

1/4 cup tahini

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/4 cup water

Juice of one lemon

1 teaspoon sea salt

Combine all ingredients in a blender, and blend into a smooth and creamy texture. Serve as a dip with your favorite vegetables, crackers, pita bread or chips. Delish.

9 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

A Great Crop Year For Vermilion

In 1909, Vermilion was only a few years old but the number of people moving there increased every year. Many people wanted to take advantage of the excellent land and wide open spaces. It seemed as th

Apple Bread Pudding

Sometimes we end up with a few extra groceries, and instead of wasting them, they can be used up by turning them into a yummy dish. When you end up with bread that is stale or a bit on the dry side, y

Looking At June In 1924

We are in a new month, and that means it is time to find out what was going on in the area one hundred years ago. It was a very different world back then, but also one that has some similarities to to

Comments


bottom of page