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Warm Artichoke and Bean Dip

Topped with Parmesan cheese, no one will ever know this hot white bean and artichoke dip is healthy.

from Magic Foods
Warm Artichoke and Bean DipFrom Magic Foods

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  • prep 10 min    cook 25 min
  • serves 8

Beans are the magic ingredient in this lower-fat, higher-fiber version of a classic hot artichoke dip. It makes a very tempting and savory appetizer with pre-dinner drinks. Try serving it with whole-wheat pita crisps or low-fat wholegrain crispbread or crackers.

Ingredients

  • 1 can (19 or 15 ounces) cannellini (white kidney) beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (14 ounces) artichoke hearts, drained and rinsed
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest

    How to make it  35 minutes


  • 1

    Preheat the oven to 400°F . Coat a 2- to 3-cup baking dish with nonstick spray.

  • 2

    Place the beans, artichoke hearts, garlic, mayonnaise, cayenne pepper and black pepper in a food processor. Process until almost smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides of the processor bowl once or twice. Transfer to a medium bowl. Site in 2/3 cup of the Parmesan, parsley and lemon zest. Scrape into the baking dish and smooth with a spatula. Sprinkle with the remianing 2 tablespoons of Parmesan.

  • 3

    Bake the dip, uncovered, for 20–25 minutes or until it is heated through. Serve warm. One serving 1/4 cup.

Nutritional Information(per serving)

  • Calories: 116
  • Fat: 3g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 7mg
  • Sodium: 517mg
  • Carbs: 16g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Fiber: 5g