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Chunky Bean Spread

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What is a vegetarian recipe for a spread or pate?

Chunky Bean Spread

  • 1/2 medium green or red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1/2 medium zucchini, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1/3 cup pimiento-stuffed green olives
  • 1 or 2 scallions, green part only
  • coarsely chopped 16-ounce can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, or more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, or more to taste
  • Fresh whole-grain or rye bread

Combine the bell pepper, zucchini, olives, and scallions in a food processor. Pulse on and off several times, until the pepper and zucchini are chopped into approximately 1/4-inch pieces. Add the beans, lemon juice, and seasonings, and pulse the food processor on and off until everything is evenly chopped, with a chunky texture.

   

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