Crostini Bar: White Bean and Sesame Spread

Aired September 28, 2010

Serves Makes 2 cups
1 head garlic, roasted with rosemary until soft
1 15-ounce can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained well
3 tablespoons sesame tahini paste
Juice of 1 lemon
3 tablespoons EVOO Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt and pepper
1/4 cup sesame seeds, toasted
Chopped parsley, chili pepper and lemon zest or minced scallions, for garnish

Squish roasted garlic away from skin and drop the cloves into a food processor. Add beans. Mix tahini with a couple of tablespoons of water then add to processor along with the lemon juice, EVOO, salt and pepper. Process until smooth.

Transfer white bean spread to a serving bowl and garnish. Serve with charred or toasted bread.

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