Monday, October 20, 2008

Southwest White Bean Spread

1 Garlic Clove
1- 15.5oz Can Great Northern Beans, rinsed and drained
1/3 Cup Loosely Packed Fresh Cilantro Leaves
3 Tbsp Fresh Lime Juice
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
1/2 tsp Ground Cumin
Salt to Taste
Sides (Pita Chips, Cucumber Slices, etc)

Pulse garlic, next 5 ingredients, and 2 tbsp water in food processor 3 or 4 times until combined; process 1 to 2 minutes or until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides. Add salt to taste. Cover and chill at least 2 hours or up to 3 days. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes before serving. Drizzle with additional olive oil, if desired. Serve with pita chips, cucumbers, olives, etc.

Photo by: William Dickey

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