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Garlic Artichoke Dip Recipe

Garlic Artichoke Dip Recipe

“This chilled dip is simply delicious, lower in fat and offers make-ahead convenience.” Lisa Varner - Charleston, South Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling YIELD:10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (15 ounces) white kidney or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14 ounces) water-packed artichoke hearts, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Assorted fresh vegetables and/or baked pita chips

Directions

  • 1. In a small nonstick skillet, saute the onion, oregano and thyme in oil until onions are tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Remove from the heat; cool slightly.
  • 2. In a food processor, combine the beans, artichokes, lemon juice, salt, cayenne and onion mixture; cover and process until pureed.
  • 3. Transfer to a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving. Serve with vegetables and/or pita chips. Yield: 2-1/2 cups.

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup (calculated without vegetables and chips) equals 81 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 271 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.