White Cannellini Bean Spread with Hazelnuts and Lemon

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.

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It only takes 5 minutes to prepare and it is insanely easy to make…my little Alex helped me with the blender!!

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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 😉

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That’s all you need to fill a 8oz. mason jar:

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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).

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– 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.

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– 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.

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  • Reply
    Angela Asher
    September 27, 2015 at 11:18 pm

    Where did u find Tahini paste?

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      Barbara Lamperti
      September 29, 2015 at 5:59 pm

      Trader’s Joe has it. A big grocery store should have it in either the “middle eastern products” section or in the spices section. Thanks for watching!! b

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