You are here: Home » Recipes » Smart Endive and Walnut Appetizers Smart Endive and Walnut Appetizers Recipe by California Walnut Board Yield 30 servings Prep 10 mins Cook 0 mins These leafy green specialties serve as a sophisticated appetizer. California Walnut Board PrintEmail Opt for a creamy white bean spread that’s high in flavor and low in saturated fat—a great way to start a special evening. Ingredients 1 -- (15-ounce) can cannelini beans, rinsed and drained2 cloves garlic2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice1/4 cup torn fresh basil leaves30 -- Belgian endive leaves1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper Instructions Puree beans, garlic, oil and lemon juice in a blender or food processor until smooth. Add basil and pulse on and off until basil is finely chopped. (May be made a couple days ahead and refrigerated until ready to serve.) Spoon equal amounts into endive leaves and top with walnuts and bell pepper. Recipe courtesy of Patty Mastracco, I Do Food.