Mediterranean Walnut Spread

Whether served on bread or pita slices, this spread is an ideal, not-too-filling appetizer.

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Yields:
1-1/4 cups
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Mediterranean Walnut Spread

Ingredients
1
cup canned garbanzo beans (about 1/2 of a 15-oz. can)
1/2
1/2
cup lightly packed basil leaves
2
tablespoons olive oil
2
teaspoons lemon juice
1/8
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper
 
Toasted thin baguette slices or pita bread slices

Directions

  1. Drain garbanzo beans, reserving the liquid. In a blender or food processor bowl, combine beans and 2 tablespoons of the reserved liquid, the walnuts, basil leaves, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
  2. Cover and blend or process until nearly smooth. (Scrape down sides and add additional reserved liquid if mixture appears stiff.) Serve on toasted baguette slices or pita slices. Store, covered, in the refrigerator up to 5 days. Makes about 1-1/4 cups.

Nutrition Facts

(Mediterranean Walnut Spread)
    Per serving:
  • 34 kcal cal.,
  • 3 g fat
  • 25 mg sodium,
  • 1 g carb.,
  • 1 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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