White Bean Dip

Every mom knows that kids love to dip. This white bean dip recipe, contributed by WHEN supporter Laura Beazley, is a favourite with her two young boys. Besides being a source of delicious kiddie entertainment, this dip is rich in antioxidants and fiber. With a blast of raw garlic, which research has shown may help prevent lung cancer, and a hint of Vitamin C-rich lemon, this dip is a wonderful cancer-fighting accompaniment for snack time. Ingredients

1.5 cups of cooked white kidney beans/navy beans cooked (or 1 can)

2 tablespoons tahini

1 clove garlic

2-3 tsp extra virgin olive oil

salt & peper to taste

4 tsp chopped chives OR fresh dill

2-3 tsp fresh lemon juice

Throw all except the fresh chives/dill into a food processor and blend until smooth. Add pre-chopped the fresh chives or dill at the very end either by hand or with a few pulses in the food processor.

Serve with pita, rice crisps, baguette or favourite veggie.