White Bean Dip
What you eat has the power to influence brain health, cognitive function, and help prevent age-associated decline. Legumes, a family that includes chickpeas, lentils, peas, and beans, contain B vitamins that are valuable nutrients for your brain and nervous system. In particular, research shows a positive correlation between intake of legumes and preservation of memory and thinking skills.
That's reason enough for us to dig into this recipe for White Bean Dip.
Incorporate beans throughout the week in breakfasts, lunch, and dinner to reap the brain-boosting benefits. Try Black Bean Spread, Boiled Egg, Avocado Toast for weekend brunch; Black Bean, Cheddar, Tomato Dip as a party snack; or Spicy Black Bean Cocoa Soup for a hearty lunch.
White Bean Dip
Research shows a positive correlation between intake of legumes and preservation of memory and thinking skills. That's reason enough for us to dig into this recipe for White Bean Dip!
Serving size: 2 TBSP | Makes 8 servings
|15-ounce can white beans (cannellini or great northern), drained, liquid (called aquafaba) reserved|
|2 teaspoons chopped garlic|
|2 teaspoons chopped basil|
|2 teaspoons chopped oregano|
|2 TBSP extra virgin olive oil|
|1/4 teaspoon salt|
|1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper|
|1 TBSP fresh lemon juice|
|1/2 cup reserved aquafaba or water|
In a food processor or blender, combine beans, garlic, basil, oregano, olive oil, salt, pepper, and lemon juice. Pulse to combine, adding either reserved aquafaba or water in small amounts until desired consistency. Serve with whole wheat pita and vegetable crudite.
Nutrition information per serving: 75 calories, 3.5 g fat, 0.5 g saturated fat, 80 mg sodium, 8.5 g carbohydrate, 0 g sugar, 2.5 g fiber, 3 g protein
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