I love Halloween, and I spend entirely too much time thinking about what I can add a spooky twist to. One night when I looked into my fridge and took inventory of my leftovers I was inspired to make Halloween themed spreads.
You may notice the red spread in the photos is not in this post. That recipe is in my in my ebook, The Ghoulish Gourmet. The pdf version costs $8.95 and you can buy the pdf here. Or you can get the Kindle version at Amazon for $9.95. But the butternut squash recipe is only on the blog.
One can of white beans makes all three spreads. Each tastes completely different but are similar enough to make all three in minutes. The longest part was waiting for my little food processor to make each one smooth enough.
Boo-tiful Butternut Squash White Bean Spread
soy-free, gluten-free, oil-free option*
- 1/2 cup cooked butternut squash (or pumpkin - even carrots would work)
- 1/2 cup cooked white beans
- 1 tablespoon RolandⓇ Hazelnut Oil (*to make oil-free use nondairy-milk instead)
- 1 tablespoon water
- pinch ground sage
- pinch ground rosemary
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Puree everything together in a food processor until smooth.
Ghostly Cashew Cream White Bean Spread
Scary Slime Green Bean White Bean Spread
I grabbed some dark pumpernickel bread and used cookie cutters to cut them into ghosts, cats, bats and coffins. Some shapes translated to the bread better than others. It was fun to make either way and would be a great way to get your kids involved.