Do you think ho-hum when you hear hummus? It’s time to turn that around, and give a full bellied Ho-Ho-Ho! Hummus is one of the easiest appetizers to whip up for friends, and there are simple tricks to make it a crowd pleaser at any holiday party this season. Don’t worry if you have been indulging in the pounds of chocolate hanging out in your office cafeteria (It’s okay. We have, too.), this light and bright dip will be the perfect respite. One of the best things about hummus for the holidays is that it helps feed the whole gang. Low in sugar, dairy free, vegan… everyone will be able to dip with gusto and revel in its deliciousness. The holidays are so often filled with cheese-heavy, food coma inducing dishes that (are delicious – don’t get me wrong) can have you craving a little lighter fare. This white bean dip is the ticket. Melissa developed a recipe that is brightened with fresh citrus, the punch of orange juice and zest wakes up your palette. It doesn’t hurt that she paired it with our favorite seasonal topping. Dried cranberries add a pop of color and a touch of tang to this delicious dip!
White Bean Holiday Dip
1 can cannellini white kidney beans
1/4 cup olive oil
2-3 T of cilantro
2 garlic cloves minced
1 lemon juiced
1-2 T of orange zest
2 T of juice from an orange
Salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup dried cranberries
Way Better Snacks Punkin Cranberry sprouted tortilla chips
Add olive oil + cilantro + garlic to pan and cook on low heat for a couple of minutes. Be cautious of garlic you don’t want to burn. Rinse beans and add to food processor along with mixture of olive oil + garlic + cilantro. Add in lemon juice + organge zest + orange juice. Pulse until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste and mix in dried cranberries. Top with drizzle of olive oil + cilantro + cranberries+ more orange zest. Serve chilled with Way Better Snacks Oh, My Sweet Punkin Cranberry tortilla chips.
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