Garlicky Basil Spread

Garlicky Basil Spread created by Katzen

This is so good!! Serve on crackers or on celery pieces, for an appy or as a condiment with meats, or make a toasted crostini of it, topped with parmesan cheese.

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  • separate and peel cloves of garlic.
  • In saucepan of boiling water, blanch garlic for 1 minute, drain (or if preferred, roast garlic).
  • In food processor or blender or bowl, and using a fork, mash garlic, beans, oil, vinegar, salt and pepper until smooth.
  • Stir in basil.
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"This is so good!! Serve on crackers or on celery pieces, for an appy or as a condiment with meats, or make a toasted crostini of it, topped with parmesan cheese."

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  1. Chef1MOM-Connie
    WOWZER! for the taste and the ease to make this. Perfect timing as my garlic is getting harve4stee as is the basil. Used Greek EVOO, cider vinegar, and 1/8 tsp of hot pepper. The girls came by and jumped in the pool as it is so hot and muggy. This was a super fast throw together while they were getting cooled off. Served with sourdough bread pieces, rosemary olive oil triscuit crackers, and some wine (for them not me- restricted right now :-() Huge hit for all of them. For me less than 10 minutes from fridge, to platter, to serve. This is a definite keeper and a make again for the cottage get togethers. Made for AUS/NZ Swap July 2013
  2. Sarabbismama
    Made this for a dinner party. I toasted french bread, put the spread on top and topped with parmesan cheese, then put them under the broiler until the cheese was melted. They disappeared!
  3. karen in tbay
    Yummy, quick and easy! I roasted the garlic, used 2 tsp lemon juice and 2 tsp white wine vgr, upped the salt abit and no cayenne so used 1/4 tsp chili powder. Finally used the mezzaluna for the first time - great for chopping fresh herbs. No wonder it was thick to mix in my magic bullet, I forgot the olive oil but I did add equal amts of oil and water til the chopper could do its job. Nice change from the usual hummus.
  4. Katzen
    Garlicky Basil Spread Created by Katzen
  5. Katzen
    This was really good and very easy. I roasted the garlic, and admittedly threw in a few extra cloves. I think I'll serve it with some lemon wedges for those who wish to add a bit of extra zip to it - and I think I'll try what chef #428644 did next time and use lemon juice instead of the vinegar. I used my Kitchen Aid immersion blender to process it, and it was a snap! (Although I did chop the basil with my mandolin and stirred it in so it wouldn't lose the visual appeal.) Thanks, Derf! Made for All New Cookbook Tag.
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