White Bean, Cauliflower, and Spinach Spread

This spread is the most simple and easy dinner eva. You just need a few bits of ingredients and a food processor. AND, you’re good!

White Bean, Cauliflower, and Spinach Spread + quesadilla (adapted from Martha Stewart)

1 medium head cauliflower, trimmed and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
5 garlic cloves, unpeeled
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for serving
Coarse salt and ground pepper
3/4 bag of spinach (salad bag)
1 can (15.5 ounces) white beans, rinsed and drained
1 teaspoon lemon zest, plus 1 tablespoon lemon juice

– Preheat oven to 375 degrees. On a rimmed baking sheet, toss cauliflower and garlic with 2 tablespoons oil; season with salt and pepper. Roast until cauliflower is tender and browned, 25 to 30 minutes. When garlic is cool enough to handle, remove peel.

– In a food processor, combine cauliflower, garlic, beans, spinach, 1 tablespoon oil, lemon zest and juice, and 1/4 cup hot water. Process until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper. (To store, refrigerate in an airtight container, up to 3 days.) Serve drizzled with oil.

– Optional:
Spread your white bean, cauliflower, and spinach spread onto a tortilla. Sprinkle some cheese (I went with white jack cheese) and melt a quesadilla! This was really great for Ruari. She ate up those quesadillas. Yay!
Anything that contains some sort of veggie and my kid will eat it… is awesome.

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  • Kristen on said:

    This looked sooooooo yummy, I couldn't wait to get home and make it. But it was a disaster. I mixed the spinach & beans first, and it smelled decent but once I added the cauliflower it smelled AWFUL and I had to dump it all. 🙁 I was so sad. Yours still looks so good, it's making me hungry all over again!

  • Kristin Fleck on said:

    cheese….optional? there should always be cheese 😉

  • Rebecca on said:

    Hm. Interesting.

    How do you think this would taste with some chopped up chicken in the quesadilla?

  • Elena on said:

    That sounds so yummy; right up my alley! I'll have to make this for my munchkin!

  • Jayme on said:

    Your cooking is inspiring!

    • The Paper Mama on said:

      Hee. I'm so not a cook either…. BUT, I do like this experimenting with food. 🙂

  • Falen on said:

    This looks absolutely delish!!! Gonna have to try this!

  • Sarah on said:

    This looks so good and I think I'll make it for dinner! We eat quesadillas about 400 times a week so this will be a great way to spice it up. Thanks!

  • Ariel on said:

    Awesomeness! My VERY picky eater loves quesidillas, so maybe, just maybe, I could sneak this in there. Either way, I'm sure I would love it and I could always use more veggie consumption, too. Thanks!

  • Jeni on said:

    Thanks for the idea! I actually have some cauliflower and spinach on the brink of grossness that now will have a purpose 🙂

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