February 28, 2011

White Bean Dip

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This is a simple, delicious and healthy snack that I had a hard time stopping myself from eating! Next time, I will add some Parmesan cheese and experiment with herb flavors.

Printable Recipe
Recipe by Mike Pagliaro, owner of Apple Spice Junction

  • 1 1/2 c white beans, soaked in cold water overnight
  • 1 clove garlic, sliced
  • 1/8 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil, as needed
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Crostini

Brush olive oil over both sides of the crostini. Season with salt and pepper and toast or grill.

Thoroughly rinse and drain the white beans. Cook over medium-low heat for 45 minutes, or until soft.

Blend the beans, garlic, red pepper, rosemary, salt and pepper in a food processor. Add the olive oil, as needed to desired consistency.

Spread on the crostini.


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