So I decided I'm really ok with bean dips. Otherwise, I'm not the biggest fan of beans. But here's an adapted recipe (meaning I found it online, and adjusted it for what I had vs. didn't have) that has fit the tastes of at least three of those in my household. Shall I call it "Red Pepper Bean Dip"? I shall. :)
1 can (drained) of chick peas (AKA garbanzo beans).
1 red pepper, stem cut out (keep in the rest). You could try green, orange or yellow pepper to change up the color and flavor a little, if you like.
3/4 lemon, juiced (or about 3 T.)
1 T. garlic powder (or 2 or so cloves of crushed garlic)
1 T. cumin
1 t. chili powder
When I tried blending this, my blender didn't like that there were only beans. I dumped the whole batch out, and tried pepper first. It didn't like that either. I resorted to chopping up the pepper into strips, and adding a little water.
Once you get your blender to cooperate, it'll come out looking pretty like this:
Mmmmm. (The lettuce just magically appeared too...:) My little boys love it. They each ate at least 1/2 cup of it straight out of a bowl with only a few tortilla chips. It's a really great way to get that protein that's often so overlooked.
Let me know if you'll try it!