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Tomato-Ranch Bean Dip

Tomato-Ranch Bean Dip

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  • Makes: 10 servings
  • Prep 15 mins
  • Stand 5 mins
  • Serving Size: 2 tablespoons dip with 1/2 cup vegetable dippers
  • Carb Grams Per Serving: 12

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup dried tomatoes (not oil pack)
  • 1 15 - ounce can cannellini beans (white kidney beans), rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup bottled reduced-calorie ranch salad dressing
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped chipotle chile pepper in adobo sauce* (optional)
  • Fat-free milk (optional)
  • 1/4 cup snipped fresh parsley
  • 5 cups carrot sticks, sweet pepper strips, celery sticks, zucchini sticks, broccoli florets, and/or cauliflower florets

Directions

  1. Place tomatoes in a small bowl. Add enough boiling water to cover. Let stand for 5 minutes. Drain and finely chop the tomatoes; set aside.
  2. In a food processor, combine beans, salad dressing, garlic, and chipotle pepper (if using). Cover and process until smooth. Add milk, if needed, to thin to desired consistency. Set aside 1 teaspoon of the tomatoes and 1 teaspoon of the parsley. Stir the remaining tomatoes and the remaining parsley into bean mixture.
  3. Transfer to a serving bowl. Top with the reserved tomatoes and parsley. Serve with vegetable dippers.

Tip

  • * Because chile peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with them as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the peppers, wash your hands and nails well with soap and warm water.

Make Ahead Tip

  • Prepare dip as directed. Cover and chill for up to 8 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:

Servings Per Recipe: 10
PER SERVING: 81 cal., 3 g total fat 3 mg chol., 242 mg sodium, 12 g carb. (4 g fiber, 4 g sugars), 3 g pro.

Diabetic Exchanges

Fat (d.e): 0.5; Starch (d.e): 0.5; Vegetables (d.e): 0.5