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Spicy White Bean Spread

by jenny sansouci on November 2, 2011

This white bean spread can make for a great filling snack, and is awesome as an appetizer or party food. It packs a bit of spiciness from the red pepper flakes, which you can omit if you don’t like spicy!


  • 1 can or about 2 cups of cooked white beans (navy beans, cannellini beans, etc). If using canned, use Eden Organic!!
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove of fresh garlic, chopped
  • juice from 1/2 lemon
  • pinch of sea salt
  • pinch of black pepper
  • generous pinch of red pepper flakes
  • fresh basil leaves for top

Add everything except basil to a blender or food processor and mix well – but leave it a little chunky.

Add fresh basil leaves to the top!

You can use this white bean spread as a dip for veggies or crackers, or spread it on some Ezekiel bread.

Even BETTER….top it with roasted eggplant!


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Kimmie Andresen-Reed March 9, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Just made this today for my husband who I’m trying to get on board for going vegan. He approves!

I added some cilantro and cholula hot sauce as well.


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