Friday recipe: bean dip

September 3, 2010 —

Whether you’re a DMU student and have been in class most of the summer or you’re done with school, after-school or late-afternoon snacks are a great chance to sneak in some fruits and veggies.

This bean dip from is similar to hummus (check out Marco from Summerfield’s recipe here) and is super easy to make. Spice it up with herbs or red pepper flakes.

Bean dip

Can of white beans (try cannellini), drained and rinsed
Squeeze of tomato or sundried tomato paste
1 T olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Basil or other dried herb (optional)

Dump beans in a medium sized bowl, add a squeeze of tomato or sundried tomato paste, a pinch of salt and pepper and olive oil and mash them with a potato masher until a smoother consistency is formed. Serve this with the pita chips.

DMU is sponsoring a food drive for healthy kids snacks to donate to DMARC. Stay tuned for more details next week.