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Char’s Apple & Berry Quinoa Salad – click here for the recipe

Char’s Avocado & White Bean Dip

Guacamole meets hummus.  Seriously, the best dip ever.  Bonus: great excuse to dive into a pile of cut up veggies.

1 can (540 mL) white kidney beans, drained and rinsed   

1 ripe avocado, mashed

2 tsp (10 mL) minced garlic *or to taste

¼ cup (60 mL) chopped green onion

1 tsp (5 mL) cumin

zest of one lime

juice of one lime

hefty pinch salt

pinch chili flakes *or to taste

¼ cup (60 mL) olive oil

Garnish (optional): chopped fresh mint, olive oil and Muskoka Four Season Greens

*Whole grain crackers and/or Nachos

*Veggie sticks

Place beans in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade and pulse until roughly chopped. Add remaining ingredients and pulse until well incorporated. Scrape down sides of bowl when needed. Place on serving platter and garnish with chopped fresh mint, a drizzle of quality olive oil and Muskoka Four Season Greens. Serve with crackers/nachos and veggie sticks. Makes about 2 cups (500 mL).

Charmaine is the host of “In Char’s Kitchen” on YourTV Muskoka and regular guest on: Rogers IN StudioRogers Daytime OttawaCTV Morning Live OttawaCHCH Morning Live and Breakfast Television sharing her love and enthusiasm for all things food, cooking and fitness.

Most importantly; Charmaine is the mother of two active boys; Tyler & Colgan.

Charmaine understands the importance of preparing healthy, wholesome dishes all while keeping budget and time in mind.

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