Creamy White Bean, Olive, and Goat Cheese Spread


Appetizers Sides

White bean spread with diced parsley as garnish, with crackers next to the bowl


This unique mixture of beans, goat cheese, and olives can be used as a dip with bread or crackers, as a spread, or even as a dressing for roasted vegetables. 

  • 2 cups cooked, drained Rancho Gordo Marcella beans, or other white beans
  • 2 ounces fresh goat cheese
  • ¼ cup pitted green olives
  • Grated rind of 1 lemon
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste 

Makes 6 to 8 servings

  1. In a food processor, combine the beans, goat cheese, olives, lemon zest, garlic, and rosemary. Process until smooth. With the motor running, slowly drizzle in the olive oil. Taste the mixture and add salt and pepper to taste.

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