Thursday, January 31, 2008

white beans...

When I come across a recipe with white beans in it...I jump on it...I don't know why, I just really like them. Here are two of my favorite !

*white bean dip*

2 14 oz cans white beans, drained and rinsed
2 cloves garlic
3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
3 Tbsp lemon juice
salt & pepper to taste
*In a food processor blend all ingredients until smooth.
The first time I had this I dipped pretzles in it, so that is the way I like it. However, it is really good with pita chips & veggies.

*white chicken chili*

3 Tbsp olive oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 can (4 oz) diced green chilis; drained
3 Tbsp flour
2 tsp ground cumin
2 cans white beans, drained & rinsed
1 can (14.5 0z) chicken broth
1 1/2 cups finely chopped cooked chicken (season with a little salt & cumin before cooking)
shredded jack cheese (optional)
sour cream (optional)
salsa (optional)

In large skillet, cook onion until transparent. Add chilis, flour and cumin. Cook and stir for 2 min. Add beans and chicken broth, bring to a boil. Reduce heat, simmer for 10 min. or until thickened. Add cooked chicken and heat through. Serve with toppings, if desired.

Both of these recipes are light and healthy and gooooood!!


diane said...

I need that dip!

dede said...

i love the chili as well - i am going to try the dip - it looks yummy!

*J*E*N* said...

Ok little Miss Martha Stewart your new site is awesome! Thanks for planning my meals!

Barbara said...

Does Barefoot Contessa know that you are impersonating her? This looks soooooo good. You are a wonder.

Anonymous said...

Hey Sis!
I got your blog site from Angie and Eric's, I love it. I am trying some of your recipes this week, they all look great! I am so sorry to hear about Scott. I have been thinking about you lately. I miss you! Keep in touch,