Smart Endive and Walnut Appetizers

  • Endive and Walnut Appetizers

    Endive and Walnut Appetizers California Walnut Commission

 
Posted2/10/2010 12:01 AM

1 can (15 ounces) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained

2 cloves garlic

 

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

¼

cup torn fresh basil leaves

30 Belgian endive leaves

¼

cup chopped walnuts, toasted

¼

cup chopped red bell pepper

Puree beans, garlic, oil and lemon juice in a blender or food processor until smooth. Add basil and pulse on and off until basil is finely chopped. (May be made a couple days ahead and refrigerated until ready to serve.) Spoon equal amounts into endive leaves and top with walnuts and bell pepper.

Serves 30.

Nutrition values per serving: 30 calories, 1.5 g fat (0 saturated), 3 g carbohydrates, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein, 0 cholesterol, 5mg sodium.

California Walnut Commission