White Bean–Olive-Basil Spread Recipe

White Bean–Olive-Basil Spread
Difficulty: Easy | Makes: 1 cup

Good as either a dip or a spread, this easy olive-bean mixture livens up anything it tops. It tastes great with roasted or grilled vegetables, grilled or roasted chicken, or a veggie burger.

What to buy: Dried beans can be substituted for the canned beans if you prefer. Use 1 1/2 cups cooked beans for each 15-ounce can of beans called for.

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  • 1 (15-ounce) can drained white beans
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped kalamata olives
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil
  1. Place the beans, vinegar, salt, and pepper in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a blade attachment. Pulse until mostly smooth but there’s still some texture, about 5 to 8 pulses.
  2. Add the olives and basil and pulse to combine.