White Bean Hummus
1 pkg cooked (or can) white beans
2 cloves garlic
one sprig fresh rosemary (about 1 T.)
2 t. olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
a few shakes hot sauce
Place all ingredients into food processor and whirl until smooth. Add a couple teaspoons water, if necessary, to make smooth.
Serve with vegetable stick or pita chips (pita bread quartered and baked in oven until crisp)
Mexican Black Bean Dip
1 pkg cooked and thawed (or 1 can) black beans, rinsed
1/3 cup salsa
1/4 cup cilantro leaves ( or more, I love cilantro)
1 Tbs. lime juice
l clove garlic
Drain and rinse the black beans. Combine the black beans, salsa, cilantro leaves, lemon juice, and garlic in a food processor. Blend until smooth.
Serve with tortilla chips or vegetable sticks.
Bean Flautas (1 pkg beans makes about 5-6 flautas)
1-2 pkgs cooked and thawed (or 1-2 cans) pinto beans
2 t. chili powder (or to taste)
1 t. cumin (or to taste)
salt, hot sauce to taste
Place beans in skillet and mash with potato masher until mostly blended. Heat through.
Place 2-3 Tbs. beans on softened corn or flour tortillas. Roll tortilla. Place on baking sheet that has been sprayed with non-stick spray. Spray flauta with non-stick spray.
Bake at 350 degrees until flautas are lightly browned and crisp
Serve with salsa (or salsa mixed with Ranch dressing, as my boys do). This is one of my teen sons' favorite lunches.
Find a few other favorite beans recipes here.
Hope you enjoy trying these good-for-you, low-fat, high fiber recipes.