Navy Bean Spread Recipe
Great on Basic Whole Wheat Bread, Rosemary Olive Bread, or pita bread.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Soaking time: Overnight
Cooking time: 60 - 90 minutes


Makes: 2 cups
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Rinse, then soak overnight in 3 cups water, or soak for 2 hours in 3 cups boiling water:
    1 cup dry navy beans

Drain and rinse beans. Cover beans with:
    3 cups fresh water

Bring to a boil and cook beans until they are very soft (approximately 60–90 minutes). Strain and save cooking water.

Place in a food processor and blend until smooth:
    cooked beans
    1/4 cup water
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    1 clove garlic, peeled (optional)

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