Wednesday, 29 June 2011

White Bean Spread

I love making these spreads during the summer.  They are the perfect take along food for potlucks or lunches on the go while camping.  And really this recipe is just a variation on hummus.

A basic hummus recipe 5 basic ingredients:
  • beans or legumes
  • nut butter or some type of binding agent
  • something sourish like lemon juice or vinegar
  • salt 
  • extra flavours
You can play around with different beans, nut butters and flavours to create a hummus or spread you enjoy.  They are great added as a layer on sandwiches too.

Here is the recipe.  I added veggies around it to make it look a little more colourful.

White Bean Spread          

 1 can of white kidney beans drained and rinsed
1/4 cup almond butter
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp nutritional yeast
2 cloves garlic minced
2 tsp salt
juice of 1/2 a lemon
water as needed

Put all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth adding water as needed.

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