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"Angry" Italian Bean Spread

'Angry' Italian Bean SpreadWith its 'angry' spice and robust garlic flavor, this classic Italian spread offers one delicious bite after another. Original recipe created by Chef Michael Chiarello.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/4 cup packed Italian parsley leaves
2 cloves garlic, peeled
2 (15-ounce) cans red beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
3/4 cup BUITONI Refrigerated Marinara Sauce
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Crackers or grilled bread

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine parsley and garlic in food processor; process for 30 seconds. Add beans, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes; process for 1 minute. Scrape down sides of bowl; process for 30 seconds. With processor running, add sauce and oil. Process for 30 seconds or until smooth.
  2. Serve with crackers or grilled bread.

Makes 2 2/3 cups (8 servings).

Tip: To make dip less "angry", use less red pepper flakes, and to make it angrier, add more.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/45 of recipe): Calories: 50 Calories from Fat: 25 Total Fat: 3 g Saturated Fat: 1 g Cholesterol: 15 mg Sodium: 115 mg Carbohydrates: 5 g Dietary Fiber: 0 g Sugars: 1 g Protein: 2 g

Adapted recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® &, used with permission.