In episode 4 of Z Living's original series Altar'd, host Erin Stutland offers up this delicious yet healthy party-friendly recipe for Alex, who loves to throw parties. A spinach and white bean dip, says Erin, is an easy and fast to whip up, yet a nutritious alternative to high-calorie cream-based dips. "The beans provide a bit of creaminess, and you've got the spinach which has amazing vitamins," says Erin Stutland. Learn more about Altar'd here.
Alex's reaction? She was thrilled, exclaiming, "That is delicious!" after a taste. "It's this green dip, and you think — ugh — until you try it. I can't believe how healthy it is!" Make it yourself, following the directions below. The original recipe is from celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis.
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- In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil, over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add 1/2 of the spinach and cook for 2 minutes until wilted. Repeat with the remaining spinach. Let the mixture cool for a few minutes.
- Place the remaining olive oil, spinach mixture, cannelloni beans, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper in the bowl of a food processor.
- Blend until the mixture is smooth. Transfer to a small serving bowl. Serve with endive spears, crostini or pita chips.