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This tangy dip is excellent served with pita chips or with fresh vegetables, such as red peppers strips and baby carrots. It also doubles as a sandwich spread; it's excellent on fresh, whole-grain bread with arugula and sliced heirloom tomatoes.
Tip: If dip is too thick, add an additional teaspoon (5 ml) lemon juice.
|1-19 oz / 540 ml can||white kidney beans, drained and rinsed well|
|2||cloves garlic, crushed|
|1/4 cup / 50 ml||chopped parsley|
|2 tbsp / 25 ml||olive oil|
|2 tbsp / 25 ml||freshly squeezed lemon juice|
|1 tbsp / 15 ml||chopped fresh thyme|
|1/4 tsp / 1 ml||sea salt, or to taste|
|freshly ground black pepper to taste|
Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Per ¼ cup (50 ml) serving: 133 calories, 5 g total fat (0 g saturated fat), 17 g carbohydrate, 0 g fibre, 0 mg cholesterol, 103 mg sodium
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