If you don't want to use white beans, try substituting canned chick peas, adding water, 1 tablespoon at a time, if needed, to reach desired consistency. For an outstanding sandwich, pair the spread with ham or prosciutto and torn basil leaves. Or spoon store-bought olive tapenade over this tasty spread and add a slice of roast turkey.
This sauce, a cold version of the always-popular Parmesan-Artichoke Dip, goes great on baked potatoes, grilled meats and roasted chicken. Also try it on whole-grain bread with sliced roast beef and Boston lettuce.