A healthy twist on the classic, this Gluten-Free and Vegetarian appetizer is a total crowd pleaser! Perfect for game day, any party or weekend get together, a holiday appetizer... or staying at home! It's made with mostly pantry items!
A healthy twist on the classic, this dip is easy to make and a total crowd pleaser, making it a perfect snack or appetizer anytime! Recipe via Cooking Light, the dip is creamy, flavorful and tastes so indulgent that no one ever guesses the base is white beans!
Author: Healthy Gluten-Free Family
Recipe type: Appetizer, Snack, Holidays
Cuisine: Gluten-free, Vegetarian
¼ cup grated pecorino Romano
¼ cup canola mayonnaise or Vegan mayo (I've made it both ways)
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 15oz can white beans (cannellini beans), rinsed and drained
1 14oz can baby artichoke hearts, drained and chopped (the original recipe says to quarter them, we prefer to cut them into bite size pieces)
1 9oz or 10oz package frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained, and squeezed dry
½ cup shredded part-skim mozzarella or to taste (I have used more and less!)
Preheat oven to 350° and coat a 1 or 1½ quart glass or ceramic baking dish with cooking spray.
Place romano cheese, mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt, pepper, minced garlic and white beans in a food processor, and process until smooth. Scrape down sides and process again to make sure it's really smooth.
Spoon bean mixture into a medium bowl. Stir in the artichokes and spinach.
Spoon entire mixture into prepared baking dish.
Sprinkle with mozzarella.
Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until bubbly and brown.
Tips: Can be made ahead and heats up well. If making ahead, prepare mixture and spoon into the baking dish but do not yet top with mozzarella. Instead cover the baking dish and store in the refrigerator until ready to heat up. Remove from fridge and top with mozzarella when ready to cook and serve.
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