Simple White Bean Spread

Simple White Bean Spread

Makes about 30 pieces

This white bean spread comes together with items you can keep on hand in the pantry. Use ready-made crostini or make your own by toasting thin slices of baguette.

  • 1 1/2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 30 prepared crostini
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Pecorino-Romano cheese
  • Chopped parsley, for garnish
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Heat oil in a small pot over medium heat, add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, 6 to 8 minutes. Add beans, salt and pepper and cook for 2 minutes more; transfer to a food processor. Add 1/2 cup water and purée until smooth. (If spread seems too thick, add more water as needed.)

Spread warm bean mixture on crostini, sprinkle cheese and parsley over the top and serve. Spread can be made up to a day in advance, stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator and gently reheated before serving.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:Serving size: About 2 pieces, 130 calories (50 from fat), 6g total fat, 3g saturated fat, 15mg cholesterol, 330mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (2g dietary fiber, 0g sugar), 8g protein
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