Now that we have all survived Thanksgiving and Christmas…it is time to turn out sights toward New Year’s. I love New Year’s. Its all about friends. parties, and hope for a wonderful year. What else do you need?
Since New Year’s Eve is all about parties, I thought I would show give you an easy and delicious party dip. And I mean….who doesn’t love dip? It really is the perfect party food. It is easy to eat, fun, and great for a crowd. Here is a simple and quick version of white bean dip.
Throwing a party? Here are some fun ideas for New Year’s Eve party themes from Punchbowl.
Bonus – this is a great dish for that pro football or college bowl game get together. There are so many college bowl games right now, like one every day. In case you need it, here is a link to the bowl game schedule. Sara and I are paying special attention to the Capital One Bowl (Go Badgers – I’m a Wisconsin Alum) and the National Title Game (Go Noles – Sara’s a Florida State Alum.)
This bean dip gets a Southwest twist with the addition of chipotle peppers, chili powder, and even a pinch of cayenne. It is easy to make and ready in less than 10 minutes. I soaked and cooked the white bean myself, but if you prefer you could use a low sodium canned variety. I also toasted a little whole wheat bread to serve the dip, but tortilla chips or pits would work great also!
Local Ingredient: Garlic (I picked it up from a local farmers market)