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Quick Garlic Bean Dip Recipe
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Quick Garlic Bean Dip Recipe

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“I've contributed this thick dip to many get-togethers, and there’s never any left to bring home,” shares Kallee McCreery of Escondido, California. Try serving the party starter with pita chips or fresh veggies.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pita bread wedges

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup (calculated without pita bread) equals 112 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 297 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.


  1. In a food processor, combine the beans, mayonnaise, parsley, lemon juice, garlic and salt; cover and process until smooth.
  2. Transfer to a serving dish. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Serve with pita bread. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Garlic Bean Dip in Light & Tasty February/March 2006, p59

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Reviewed Feb. 24, 2010

"Loved it! Much better than hummus that I bought."

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