Use this flavorful high-fiber spread as an accompaniment to toasted baguette slices or as a dip for pita chips, carrot sticks, or cucumber slices. It also makes a terrific spread for pita sandwiches. If you don't have a food processor, simply mash the bean mixture with a fork; the spread will have a slightly chunkier consistency.
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
1 (15-ounce) can Great Northern beans, rinsed and drained
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
1/4 teaspoon salt
Rosemary sprig (optional)
How to Make It
Heat oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add garlic; sauté 1 minute. Place garlic mixture, beans, and next 3 ingredients in a food processor; process until smooth. Serve immediately, or cover and chill until ready to serve. Garnish with rosemary sprig, if desired.