Silky Garlic Spread

Silky Garlic Spread

Servings 8


  • 1 15- ounce can cannellini beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup soft silken tofu drained
  • 3 cloves garlic peeled and minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning or herbs de Provence
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika or cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup Lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Fresh vegetables such as celery sticks carrots, broccoli florets, button mushrooms, cauliflower florets


  • In a food processor, combine the beans, tofu, garlic, seasoning, salt, pepper and paprika. Add lemon juice and oil through the shoot and process until smooth.
  • Transfer to a serving dish and cover. Allow to stand at room temperature 30 minutes before serving or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve with the fresh vegetables.
  • Remove from refrigerator 35 minutes before serving.


Nutrition information: 223 calories per 1/4 cup serving; 3.8g fat; 87mg sodium; 33.9g carbohydrates; 14.7g protein.