I really adore this spread. It’s so easy to make and goes down very well with everyone.
This recipe is better if it sits overnight as the rosemary flavor strengthens quite a lot.
Serve this with pitta wedges, cucumber slices or toasted baguette slices.
2 x 19 oz cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
2 tbsp fresh rosemary leaves
2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/3 cup fresh Italian parsley, chopped
In a food processor, combine the beans, oil, vinegar, rosemary, salt and pepper and process until smooth.
At this point, cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours and up to 3 days to let the flavors develop. Bring to room temperature before serving.
When you are ready to serve, stir the dip, taste and season if necessary, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle with the parsley.
Tip. What is also great is roasting whole garlic heads with the top 1/3 sliced off, olive oil poured over the garlic, fresh thyme, salt and pepper, then wrapped individually in foil then roasted at 300 F for at least 1 1/2 hours.
Squeeze some of this garlic into the food processor with the bean spread and puree.
It adds another dimension to the spread.