To roast garlic, cut off the tops of several heads of garlic, exposing the cloves. Spray the garlic generously with cooking spray. Wrap in aluminum foil also sprayed with cooking spray. Heat the oven to 350 F and roast about 30 minutes.

Serves 8

Ingredients:

       
  • 1 can (15 ounces) white (cannellini) beans, rinsed and drained
  •    
  •     8 garlic cloves, roasted
  •    
  •     2 tablespoons olive oil
  •    
  •     2 tablespoons lemon juice

Directions:

In a blender or food processor, add the beans, roasted garlic, olive oil and lemon juice. Blend until smooth. Serve on top of thin slices of toasted French bread or pita triangles. This is also excellent placed on top of red (sweet) bell peppers cut into squares.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

Serving size: 2 tablespoons
  • Total carbohydrate: 9 g
  • Dietary fiber: 3 g
  • Sodium: 123 mg
  • Saturated fat: 0.5 g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2 g
  • Total fat: 4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Calories: 84
  • Fats and oils: 1
  • Nuts seeds and dry beans: 1/2
  • Fats: 1
  • Protein and dairy: 1/2
  • Fats: 1
  • Starches: 1/2
Last Updated: 2015-06-24
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