This spread is a great way to get kids to eat healthful beans. Also try it as a dip for vegetables (cucumbers or carrots) or pita bread, it’s lovely! Cannellini beans + hazelnuts are a nice healthy powerful food for your kids. A good balance of complex carbohydrates, proteins and vitamins.
It only takes 5 minutes to prepare and it is insanely easy to make…my little Alex helped me with the blender!!
I usually prepare a jar of spread and keep it in the refrigerator ready to use. It lasts up to 10 days…but it is usually finished in 4 😉
That’s all you need to fill a 8oz. mason jar:
And that’s how simple is to prepare the spread.
– Rinse the cannellini beans under running water for 1 minute. I usually buy organic canned cannellini beans with no added salt (or check the different brands to pick up the one with less added salt).
– In a food processor or food blender add all the ingredients at once: cannellini beans, raw hazelnuts, lemon juice, Extra Virgin oil of olive, pinch of salt, Tahini paste, water. The quantity of water may vary from 1/4 to 1/2 cup pending how thick you want the spread to be.
– Mix for 5 minutes. As I’m cooking for kids I want the hazelnuts to completely break creating a smooth cream. If you like the spread to be more chunky, 3 minutes will be fine.