Tuscan White Bean Spread

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Tuscan White Bean Spread

Tuscan White Bean Spread
2 (15- oz.) cans small white beans
1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1/2 tbsp. minced fresh garlic
3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp. chopped fresh basil
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
Fresh basil leaves
Cherry tomato halves

Prep: 10 minutes, Serves: 12 (appetizer)

1. Drain and rinse beans and place in a food processor bowl. Add lemon juice and garlic and puree.

2. With the motor running, slowly pour in olive oil; process until smooth. Stir in basil, salt and pepper. Place in a decorative bowl and garnish with fresh basil leaves. Serve with crackers and cherry tomato halves.

Nutritional Information:
80 calories, 4 g protein, 11 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 4 g fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 355 mg sodium


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