This healthy riff on hummus takes under 10 minutes to make. Packed with flavor from red peppers, white beans, lemon, and basil, it's vegan & gluten free.
I added this spread to sandwiches as my contribution to The Food Matters Project this week. It’s a hummus-like spread that I slathered over little toasts and topped with arugula, cucumbers, and scallions.
We ate these for lunch yesterday… and then the leftover spread, well, that just got eaten by the spoonful. I love pestos and spreads like this because they’re so versatile. If we didn’t devour the whole batch in one sitting (I made a half batch – big mistake) I would have kept the extra around all week to put on my eggs, spread over roasted veggies, or snack on with pita triangles.
adapted from Mark Bittman’s Food Matters
Red Pepper White Bean Spread
- 2 cups cooked cannellini beans
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 cup walnuts
- 4 roasted red bell peppers
- ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
- Juice of ½ lemon
- Sea salt and fresh black pepper
- 1 cup fresh basil (optional)
- In a food processor, pulse together the beans, garlic, walnuts, and peppers. Add the olive oil, lemon juice, and basil (if using), and process until combined. Taste and adjust seasonings.
This is sooooo good! I only stopped eating it so I could make this comment. Now I’m going back to eat some more.
I’m so glad you enjoyed it!
Planning to make this this weekend. How much does this yield and how long can you store it in a fridge?
About 3 cups, and I’d keep it for up to about 5 days in the fridge.
This sounds delicious! But what, if anything, could you replace the nuts with? I’m allergic to them unfortunately…
Skip the nuts and it’ll be more of a roasted red pepper hummus… I’d start with 1 roasted red pepper (4 is probably way too many for that amount of beans). And probably use 1/4 cup of olive oil instead of 1/2. Let me know if you try that and how it works out!
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This was w-o-n-d-e-r-f-u-l! Great recipe adaptation. Thanks for this. Definitely make a whole batch. You’ll need it!
so glad you liked it!
i have a can of butter beans to use up – is that an okay sub for the cannellini beans?
Yes, I’m sure butter beans will work just the same. Chickpeas would work too.
Love your presentation! So lovely. As is this pesto. I’m obsessed with its goodness.
Gorgeous photo! wow! 🙂 You are truly talented!
Looks like the perfect light sandwich that is not lacking on flavour.
So tasty. I love your little toasts. You are really gifted at food photography and styling, Jeanine. So glad you’re participating in the project!
LOVE YOUR VERSION! I THINK IT’S PERFECT AS A SANDWICH SPREAD, TOO. I ATE MINE IN PITAS WITH AVOCADO AND VEGGIES FOR DAYS.
Yeah, white beans! I can’t stop myself with them lately. We’re on the same page there and with the lemons. Acid always helps 🙂
This looks amazing, I am so obsessed with red pepper dips and spreads right now, so this couldn’t come at a better time. I just made an eggplant roasted red pepper dip a couple of weeks ago. I’ll definitely have to try this! Your photos are absolutely beautiful, by the way.
This truly is worthy of eating with a spoon (but would have been delicious to eat on eggs!) Lovely photo as always!
That is SUCH a beautiful photo – like the pages of a magazine. I love dips/spreads of this sort, as well…such versatility!
Mmm I can definitely see how some citrus would have brightened this up! I might just have to add some to my leftovers!