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High-Fiber Bean Dip

I originally looked at this recipe and thought, “ew…kidney beans?”, but I’ll give any food a second chance. Now I know I don’t have to settle for the high-calorie bean-dip counter-part ever again – this was just as easy and doesn’t give me a heavy feeling after a chow-down 🙂

INGREDIENTS
1 x 15 oz can red kidney beans, rinsed and well drained
1 1/2 ts extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp chili powder
1 ts[ oregano
1/2 small onion, minced fine
1 clove garlic, minced
Pinch sea salt and fresh black pepper to taste

PREPARATION

Blend the beans and oil until the mixture resembles a paste.  Add remaining ingredients and mix well.

Prep time 17 minutes
Cook time 0 minutes
Makes 36, one-Tbsp servings

[Recipe Source: Tosca Reno, The Eat-Clean Diet Cookbook]

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Croutes – hard-toasted French bread

Perfect garnishing for onion soup

12 to 16 slices of French bread cut 3/4 to 1 inch thick
Place the bread in one layer in a roasting pan and bake in a preheated 325-degree oven for about half an hour, until it is thoroughly dried out and lightly browned.
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Olive oil or beef drippings
A cut clove of garlic

Halfway through the baking, each side may be basted with a teaspoon of olive oil or beef drippings; and after baking, each piece may be rubbed with cut garlic.

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