White Bean Dip

By ryanmmurano

This slow cooker white bean dip is perfect as an appetizer or snack. The recipe is jam-packed full of nutrients: cannellini beans (white kidney beans) are known to help prevent heart attacks and stabilize blood sugars. The dip also comes with a homemade whole wheat pita chip recipe: delicious and nutritious!

White Bean Dip
  • 2 15 - ounce can Great Northern or white kidney (cannellini) beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken or vegetable broth

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon snipped fresh marjoram or 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram, crushed

  • 1/2 teaspoon snipped fresh rosemary or 1/8 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed

  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

  • Fresh marjoram and rosemary (optional)

  • Whole Wheat Pita Chips (below:)

  • 4 whole wheat pita bread rounds

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 teaspoons snipped fresh oregano

  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

  1. In a 1 1/2-quart slow cooker combine beans, broth, oil, garlic, snipped or dried marjoram, snipped or dried rosemary, and pepper.

  2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 3 to 4 hours. If no heat setting is available, cook for 3 to 4 hours.

  3. Using a potato masher, slightly mash bean mixture. Spoon bean mixture into a serving bowl. If desired, sprinkle with additional fresh marjoram and rosemary. Serve dip warm or at room temperature with Whole Wheat Pita Chips.

  4. To make the Whole Wheat Pita Chips: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Split pita bread rounds horizontally in half; cut each circle into six wedges. Place pita wedges in a single layer on large baking sheets. In a small bowl combine olive oil, oregano, and kosher salt; brush pita wedges very lightly with oil mixture.

  5. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until crisp and lightly browned. Remove from baking sheet; cool on a wire rack. Makes 48 chips.

Nutritional Facts

Calories - 77
Carbohydrates - 13g
Total Fat - 7g
Protein - 4g
Sodium - 173mg
Dietary Fiber - 3g

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