2 Awesome Healthy Dips

by superexhausted on May 22, 2012

black bean and lime With Memorial day coming here are 2 Crowd pleasing healthy dips; Black Bean and Hummus.   Why buy these dips when they are so easy to make and low calorie.  Serve with vegies or thin rice chips, they are healthy and a special dip treat.  Since I have been watching what I eat I have been coming up with new creative ways to enjoy food.  These dips are sure to win over a crowd and keep you weight in check.

Note: I have been keeping 2 things in my fridge to be sure to add them when need to any meal.  Roasted Poblano Peppers and roasted garlic.

BLACK BEAN DIP

  • Black beans 1 can
  • Poblano 1 roasted
  • 2-3 tsb of hot sauce
  • juice of one lime
  • 1 shallot chopped med size pieces
  1. Open , drain and rinse beans in a strainer..drain water off
  2. place in a food processor (I use a small one)
  3. cut roasted poblano pepper**  smaller pieces to fit in processor
  4. add chopped shallot , hot sauce, lime
  5. blend, chill and serve

** How to Roast a  Poblano  peppers (on the grill) then putting in a bowl , cover with saran wrap and and sweating the skin off. Take skin off and store- Poblanos are mild yet mild heat they add flavor, try them on a sandwich

Roasted Garlic Hummus

  • 1 can of chick pea
  • 3 tbs of olive oil
  • 1-2 cloves of roasted garlic
  • salt pepper
  1. Open , drain and rinse beans in a strainer..drain water off
  2. place in a food processor (I use a small one)  start to blend the chick peas and add oil as needed to make smooth
  3. cut roasted garlic peeled and add to taste it is milder than fresh
  4. blend, chill and serve

How to roast Garlic: Cut the tops off an entire clove pour olive oil  rapping in tin foil and place in oven for about an hour- roasted garlic is much milder and smoother. Do several at a time keep in fridge to add to anything.

Easy and healthy enjoy!

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Jo-Lynne {Musings of a Housewife} May 23, 2012 at 1:16 pm

those look FABULOUS!

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Randi K May 29, 2012 at 4:49 am

Can’t wait to try these they both sound delicious!~

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nicole May 30, 2012 at 9:19 pm

i love how easy they both are to make. done and done! thanks!

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