Monday, February 19, 2007

Roasted Garlic-White Bean Spread

1 bulb garlic (about 3 oz.)
1 Tbsp. plus 1/2 tsp. olive oil, divided
1 can (15 oz.) navy beans, rinsed, drained
1 to 2 Tbsp. water
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
2 tsp. chopped fresh rosemary
TRISCUIT Low Sodium Crackers

Cut off and discard top third of garlic bulb; drizzle with 1/2 tsp. oil. Wrap completely in foil. Bake at 400°F for 40 minutes or until tender. Cool completely.
Squeeze garlic pulp from bulb. Place in blender container with beans, remaining 1 Tbsp. oil and water; cover. Blend using pulsing action and scraping side of container until well blended.
Stir in pepper and rosemary. Top with rosemary sprigs, if desired. Serve as a spread with crackers.

Nutrition Bonus:
The mellow flavor of baked garlic blends beautifully with beans in this savory, low sodium spread.

Prep Time: 20 min | Total Time: 2 hr
Serves: 10 (2 Tbsp. spread + 7 crackers) servings | Diet Exchange: 2 Starch,1 Fat

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