Wednesday, August 12, 2009

White bean puree

You can think of this as Italian hummus! :-)

White bean puree makes a tasty snack on crackers, and is also a great spread to add to the table when you’re making bruschetta. I served this a couple of days after we returned from Italy, when we were already missing the food! Grill up some slices of Italian bread with olive oil, and serve with diced tomatoes mixed with garlic and fresh basil. Serve this puree as well, and you’ve got a great light meal or snack!

White Bean Puree

2 cloves of garlic
15 to 16 oz can of small white beans
Fresh rosemary or sage (or both), chopped
2 T oil
Salt and pepper

In a food processor, chop and process the garlic until diced well. Process the beans until smooth, and then stir in the herbs, oil, and spices. Chill if desired.

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