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White Bean Spread

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Ingredients
  Great northern beans/Cannellini beans 2 Cup (32 tbs), soaked overnight in 6 cups of water to cover and 1 teaspoon baking soda
  Bay leaf 1
  Dried basil/Pesto 1 Teaspoon
  Lime juice 2 Teaspoon, freshly squeezed
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), coarsely chopped
  Cumin 1 Teaspoon, ground
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Parmesan cheese 2 Tablespoon, freshly grated
  Extra virgin olive oil 3 Tablespoon
  Whole grain baguette 1
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat broiler.

MAKING
2) In a saucepan boil beans along with the water it was soaked in and cook for 45 minutes.
3) Once cooked the beans can be easily pierced with a fork.
4) Drain the beans.
5) In a food processor or blender transfer the cooked beans.
6) Mix basil or pesto, lime juice, garlic, cumin, salt, Parmesan cheese, and 1 tablespoon of the olive oil.
7) Process the mixture until smooth.
8) Cut baguette into 1-inch slices.
9) Brush olive oil over them.
10) Broil on lower rack until light browned.

SERVING
11) Keep the toasted baguette slices on a platter.
12) Pass the spread in a nice bowl in the center of the platter and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
French
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Broiled
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Bean
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
15 Minutes

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