Italian Hummus

Italian Hummus

Serve warm or cold with pita as a party appetizer, or put on French bread and run under the toaster oven for a great snack or light lunch.

1 cup non-fat cottage cheese or ricotta cheese
1 (15.5 ounce) can cannellini beans, drained
1 bunch fresh basil, chopped
1 pint grape tomatoes, coarsely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
salt and pepper to taste

In a blender or food processor, blend the cottage cheese, beans, basil, tomatoes, garlic, salt, and pepper until smooth.

Some notes:
I prefer the ricotta cheese for this recipe; and roma tomatoes can be substituted - just remove the seeds.
For added flavor you can add some minced proscuitto.
Served on baguette this is very good!