Here's a satisfying and slimming snack that can be a dip or a spread: Beans and avocado are loaded with filling fiber—and the oleic acid in olive oil may trigger tummy hormones that increase the feeling of fullness between meals.

Recipe by Health January 2010


Credit: Charles Masters


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Rinse and drain kidney beans and place in the bowl of a food processor. Add yogurt, 1 tablespoon olive oil, salt, pepper, and cumin; process until smooth. Transfer to a serving dish or bowl, and top with sliced scallions. Top with avocado, and drizzle with additional olive oil, if desired. Serve with baked whole-grain tortilla chips.


Nutrition Facts

116 calories; saturated fat 1g; mono fat 3g; poly fat 1g; fat 5g; cholesterol 1mg; protein 6g; carbohydrates 14g; sugars 1g; fiber 6g; iron 1mg; sodium 222mg; calcium 31mg.