First is great for fiber, is a Lima Bean Dip (like hummus).
1lb frozen lima beans
1Tbsp sesame oil
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp salt
minced garlic to taste
Cook beans until tender. Drain. Reserve 1/4 cup liquid. Process beans and rest of ingredients, including reserved
liquid, in blender until smooth.
Great with raw vegetables, crackers, and rice cakes.
Cucumber Crudite Dip – good alternative to sour cream and onion dip
1 large seedless cucumber, peeled
8 ounces light cream cheese, softened
2 Tbsp light sour cream
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp dried dill
1 tsp lemon zest
1/4 tsp ground pepper
Combine cucumber and salt in food processor and process until cucumber is pureed; strain mixture through fine strainer
to remove liquid. Place cream cheese, sour cream, thyme, dill, zest, and pepper in small bowl and stir until smooth. Add puree
cucumber and stir to combine, cover, and refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve with raw vegetables or veggie chips or on a sandwich or veggie burger.
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