This easily modified spread is amazing on a piece of warm or toasted focaccia bread. Add capers or pickles for extra zing. Finish it off with a variety of vegetables: avocados, tomatoes, arugula, onions, or peppers.
Place beans, onions, garlic, ¼ cup chopped nuts, nutritional yeast and lemon juice in a food processor and pulse until smooth. Stir in olives, parsley and the remaining ¼ cup nuts, but do not use blender. Add salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate for storage.
Any bean can be used in this spread, but the white bean is best for the appearance. White bean spread is creamy in color where pinto or red beans look pinkish when blended and black bean spread is more of a gray color.