Thursday, 6 February 2014

Quick Dip

      Garbanzo Bean & Artichoke Dip

Running short on time or have unexpected company pop in? Keeping a few quick grabs in the pantry will prepare you for times like these. This is what I pulled out of my pantry.


1 cup canned garbanzo beans ( low sodium )
6 1/2 pieces of marinated artichoke hearts ( well drained )
1 tbsp nutritional yeast ( red star brand )
1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp fresh thyme ( or use dried )
Salt & pepper to taste

* use organic when possible 
* Tip: red star nutritional yeast is the only brand that offers vitamin B12. I suggest to always use this brand. First because we often fall short of this essential nutrient plus as we get older our bodies can not absorb it as efficiently. 😊


Add beans & artichokes to blender or food chopper and pulse to mix them slightly
Add everything else except oil and blend a little more
Add oil and mix to a smooth consistency 
Voila! Quick easy and delicious.

Yields 1 1/2 cups
Or six 1/4 cup servings

Nutritional Facts
Per 1/4 cup serving

65 calories
2.5 g fat
7.5 g carbs
3 g protein
2 g fiber

Full of protein, fiber, low carb, low fat and it's gluten free, dairy free, vegan, heart healthy and diabetic friendly. You'll be ready for anyone who pops in.
Serve it with fresh cut veggies, crackers, bread or with the old favourite-tortilla chips. Hope you enjoy and as always may you be Nutritionally Well.

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