Last week, I found myself at home, hungry, and with not a heck of a lot of time. I bet that never happens to you, right?
I opened the fridge and spotted some white beans leftover from Lombardino’s recipe testing.
I opened the pantry and found a package of sun-dried tomatoes. We always have a few packages because it is one of our favorite snacks.
As my eyes trailed over the counters, I saw a lemon and immediately thought of all of the great Citrus Love posts that have been circulating this month.
Then my eyes fell on the Magic Bullet I had left out from my morning smoothie.
Gears began to turn and I had an idea for a great lunch.
White Bean and Sun-Dried Tomato Spread
1/2 Ezekiel english muffin or piece of whole grain bread
1 cup white beans*
1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes
1 clove garlic
2 tablespoons lemon juice (juice from 1/2 lemon)
1-2 tablespoons vegetable broth
*I had leftover white beans from recipe testing and they were kept in the liquid so I used some of that liquid. If you are using canned beans, add vegetable broth.
- Toast english muffin.
- Put white beans, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, and lemon juice into small blender.
- Puree and add vegetable broth as needed. You want this have a thick consistency but you also need some liquid so that it can blend.
- Spread white bean mixture on english muffin. This goes great with a simple spinach salad dressed with lemon juice (from the other half of your lemon).
This turned into a light yet satisfying lunch.
The sun-dried tomatoes give the spread its richness and it’s balanced with the creamy white beans and brightness of the lemon.
I highly recommend serving this with spinach and lemon. I forgot how refreshing it can be to just use a splash of lemon juice instead of dressing.
What your favorite quick and easy lunch?
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