Wednesday, May 8, 2013

{Mother's Day} WHITE BEAN CHEDDAR BACON DIP

Have you made your plans for mom on Mother's Day? Are you cooking for her or taking her out for dinner? If eating in, consider trying some new recipes and WOW her with your culinary skills! Bacon recipes like this one would sure become a new favorite.
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WHITE BEAN, CHEDDAR AND BACON DIP
Ingredients

6 slices bacon
1 cup minced onion
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 1/2 teaspoons ground toasted cumin, or to taste
1 teaspoon chili powder
1(19-ounce) can white beans, such as cannellini, rinsed and drained
1 cup grated sharp white cheddar cheese
1/4 to 1/3 cup sour cream or yogurt, or to taste
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Salt and cayenne, to taste
Assorted raw vegetables, such as carrot sticks, broccoli florets,
Bell pepper strips, etc. and/or tortilla chips as accompaniments

Directions

In a skillet cook the bacon over moderate heat, until crisp. Transfer bacon to a plate lined with paper towel and pour off all but 2 tablespoons fat. 

Add onion and garlic to skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. 

Add cumin and chili powder and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Add beans and cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes.

Transfer the mixture to the blender and use the “pure” setting to puree until smooth. 

Add the cheddar, sour cream, lemon juice, salt and cayenne and puree until combined well.

Transfer dip to a serving bowl and garnish with the bacon, crumbled.

Serve with crudites and/or tortilla chips.

So what do you think? I think YES please make this for me for Mother's Day! Remember that you can celebrate Mother's Day with any female in your life which you want to give thanks and show your appreciation. 

More Mother's Day Recipes

Pineapple Chile Margarita
Cucumber Cilantro Salad 
Easy Greek Salad
Garden-Fresh Gazpacho
Garden Pasta Salad
Gazpacho dip
Grilled Sweet Corn with Lime-Chive
Healthy French Fries
Healthy Green Smoothie Recipes
Healthy Hummus 

Other ideas for Mother's Day and link party
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