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White Bean Horseradish Dip

White Bean Horseradish Dip

Home cooks are naturally thrifty which means we’ll always create a new recipe to use up extra ingredients. Take this white bean horseradish dip for example . It was created because I cooked too many beans for my tomato white bean salad. Every time I opened the fridge, the leftover beans were staring at me, unused and unloved. So, the quickest solution was to throw them in the food processor along with horseradish, lemon and olive oil to make a creamy dip. My veggie haul from the farmers market added the finishing touch it was devoured (by my kids, no less) as soon as I finished taking the photo.

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Grilled Tomato White Bean Salad

Grilled Tomato White Bean Salad

Think of grilled tomato white bean salad as the summer version of a hearty bowl of bean and veggie soup. Beans and vegetables are two things I can’t live without, so I had an idea to turn them into a satisfying warm weather dish. My garden is a battleground for the tomatoes between the squirrel’s and me, so I grabbed the ripe ones, and gave them a good char on the grill. That and white beans, fresh basil, Parmesan shavings and a balsamic reduction and I’m in heaven until it’s time to make soup again.

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