White Bean Hummus
1 head Fresh Garlic
1 tsp. Olive Oil
2 cans (15-16 oz.) Cannellini Beans, rinsed & drained
1 tbsp. Fresh Lemon Juice
1 tbsp. Olive Oil
½ tsp. Kosher Salt
½ cup Roasted Cherry or Grape Tomatoes, halved (garnish)
Cut top of garlic off exposing the individual cloves. Place on a piece of foil, drizzle with 1 tsp. olive oil and wrap up in the foil. Place in a pre-heated 400 degree oven for 20 to 25 or until soft. Let cool to handle. Then squeeze softened garlic out into the bowl of a food processor with a blade. Next add the beans, lemon juice, oil and salt. Cover and process unit until smooth. Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with the roasted tomatoes. Serve with fresh cut vegetables, crackers or toasted baguette slices or pita wedges.
Note: For the roasted tomatoes, put sliced tomatoes on a rimmed sheet pan. Drizzle the tomatoes with olive oil, sprinkle with a little salt and roast in the oven at the same time you bake the garlic.
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