White Bean Spread

This herbed bean dip is a delicious snack, whether you serve it warm or at room temperature.

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Makes:
20 servings
Serving Size:
2 tablespoon
Prep:
15 mins
Cook:
3 hrs on low
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White Bean Spread

Ingredients
2
15 ounce can great Northern or cannellini beans (white kidney beans), rinsed and drained
1/2
cup canned chicken or vegetable broth
1
tablespoon olive oil
3
cloves garlic, minced
1
teaspoon snipped fresh marjoram or 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram, crushed
1/2
teaspoon snipped fresh rosemary or 1/8 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
1/8
teaspoon pepper
 
Olive oil (optional)
 
Fresh marjoram leaves and rosemary (optional)
 
Home-Baked Pita Chips (see recipe, below; optional)

Directions

  1. In a 1-1/2-quart slow cooker combine great Northern beans, broth, the 1 tablespoon olive oil, garlic, the 1 teaspoon snipped marjoram, 1/2 teaspoon snipped rosemary, and the pepper.
  2. Cover; cook on low-heat setting for 3 to 4 hours.
  3. Slightly mash bean mixture using a potato masher. Spoon bean mixture into a serving bowl. Drizzle with additional olive oil and sprinkle with additional fresh marjoram and rosemary; serve either warm or at room temperature with Home-Baked Pita Chips (recipe below), if desired. Makes 20 (2-tablespoon) servings.

From the Test Kitchen

To make ahead, cook and mash beans as directed. Transfer bean mixture to a covered container. Refrigerate for up to 24 hours. Bring bean mixture to room temperature before serving.

Home-Baked Pita Chips

Ingredients

2
pita bread rounds
2
tablespoons olive oil
2
teaspoons snipped fresh oregano
1/4
teaspoon kosher salt

Directions

  1. Split the pita bread rounds horizontally in half; cut each circle into 6 wedges. Place pita wedges in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Combine the olive oil, fresh oregano, and kosher salt; brush pita wedges with oil mixture. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until crisp and lightly brown. Remove from baking sheet; cool on a wire rack. Makes 24 chips.

Nutrition Facts

(White Bean Spread)
    Per serving:
  • 70 kcal cal.,
  • 1 g fat
  • 1 g monounsatured fat),
  • 33 mg sodium,
  • 11 g carb.,
  • 3 g fiber,
  • 4 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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