7 sun-dried tomato halves
1 clove garlic, coarsely chopped
1 15-oz. (425g) can white beans
1 Tbsp. paprika
1 Tbsp. minced fresh sage leaves
1 Tbsp. olive oil
Salt and cayenne pepper, to taste
Thick toasted slices of Italian bread
Fresh sage leaves
• Place the tomato halves in a bowl, cover with boiling water and let stand for 15 minutes. Drain the tomatoes and coarsely chop.
• In a food processor, combine the tomatoes, garlic, beans, paprika, sage, oil, salt and cayenne pepper. Process until smooth.
• Spread the bean mixture over the bread slices. Garnish with sage leaves.
Makes 1-3/4 cups spread