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Roasted Garlic and Spinach Spirals



  • 1 whole head garlic
  • 1 can (about 15 ounces) white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 3 cups spinach leaves, finely shredded
  • 7 (7-inch) flour tortillas


Preheat oven to 400°F. Trim top off garlic; discard. Moisten head of garlic with water; wrap in foil. Bake 45 minutes or until garlic is softened; cool completely.

Squeeze garlic into food processor or blender; discard skins. Add beans, oregano, black pepper, and ground red pepper; process until smooth. Stir in spinach.

Spread mixture evenly onto tortillas; roll up jelly-roll style. Cover and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours.

To serve, trim 1/2 inch off ends of rolls; discard. Cut rolls into 1-inch pieces.

Yield: 10 servings.

Serving size: 4 spirals.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 139 calories, Carbohydrates: 25 g, Protein: 6 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 293 mg, Fiber: 1 g

Exchanges per serving: 1 1/2 Bread/Starch, 1 Vegetable.

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