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Dip, White Bean (P, TNT)
Source: Weight Watchers Newsletter
Serves: 4

1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
3 medium garlic cloves, minced
15-1/2 oz. canned cannellini (white) beans, drained and rinsed
1-1/2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1-1/2 tbsp. water
1/8 tsp. salt (or to taste)
1/8 tsp. black pepper (or to taste)
1/2 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. chopped fresh parsley (optional)
1 small yellow or red pepper, cut into thick slices
12 average-sized cherry tomatoes
1 small cucumber, cut into spears
3 medium carrots, peeled and cut into sticks

To prepare dip, heat olive oil in a small pan over medium heat and sauté garlic, stirring constantly, until garlic just begins to turn golden, about 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.

In a processor, combine garlic-olive oil mixture, beans, lemon juice, and parsley. Process until smooth, slowly adding 1 to 2 tbsp. of water to obtain a thick yet creamy consistency. Season to taste at this point.

Transfer dip to bowl and garnish with paprika, or more parsley. Serve with cut up vegetables.

Poster's Notes:
If you are a real garlic lover, use one or two additional cloves.

Posted by Shayla Goldstein

Nutritional Info Per Serving: WW points: 3 per serving