Sunday, February 26

Smashed cannellini bean and garlic spread recipe

This recipe comes to you from the ever-wonderful The Student Vegetarian Cookbook by Beverly LeBlanc.

1 400g can cannellini beans
1/2 a red onion
1 garlic clove
2 tbsp olive oil
1 lemon
1/4 tsp ground cumin
Pinch of paprika or cayenne pepper
Salt and Pepper
Chopped fresh coriander or parsley (I usually skip this though)

1. Drain and rinse the beans, be sure to get rid of any excess water. Put the beans in a bowl and mash using a fork or potato masher. Add oil and mix together well.

2. Peel and finely chop the onion and add to the beans. Crush the garlic and add to the beans.

3. Grate the lemon rind into the beans. Add the cumin, paprika or cayenne pepper to taste to the bowl, and the coriander or parsley. Stir until all the ingredients are blended. Taste the spread and add lemon juice or extra salt and pepper if necessary.

Serve on bread or pita, or use as a dip.

Happy eating! :)

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