Red Pepper and White Bean Verrine

A few years ago I bought these cute little glasses and made Red Beet and Cream Cheese Verrines

Then I put the little glasses into the cabinet and promptly forgot about them.

A few weeks ago I was having a small dinner party (remember the Pecan Cake?) and I was struggling to think of a creative, but easy starter. I also was trying to find something a bit lighter since the other parts of the dinner were a little heavy on the cheese and cream….

The weather was wintry so some spice would be good – and I was going to be in Spain so I was willing to use my stash of pimientos. But I needed contrast – both in color and flavor.

Cue the light-bulb moment….

Thus are ideas born.

The recipe is for 10 verrines – each holds about 1/4 cup (2oz, 60gr).

Red Pepper and White Bean Verrine

Total time: 25 minutes


  • 12oz (360gr) pimientos, roasted red peppers, net weight
  • 2 shallots, chopped
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 4 tbs pesto rosso
  • 1/4 cup (2oz, 60gr) tomato sauce
  • 2 tsp paprika, divided
  • 12oz (360gr) white beans, net weight, drained, rinsed
  • 1 tbs sherry vinegar
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp za’atar

Red Pepper and White Bean Verrine


  • Fry shallots in olive oil until browned.
  • Put pimientos, shallots, pesto rosso, tomato sauce, and 1 tsp paprika into a blender.
  • Purée until smooth
  • Put mixture into a bowl and rinse blender.
  • Put white beans, vinegar, cumin, za’atar, and 1 tsp paprika into blender
  • Purée until smooth.
  • Spoon white bean mixture into 10 verrine, filling 1/3 full.
  • Spoon an equal amount of pimiento mixture on top.
  • Serve immediately or chill for later.

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To finish your virtual visit to Barcelona…

There were hardly any buskers on Las Ramblas, unlike our previous visits. Instead there were people posing on balconies.

Some were real, live humans, like Marilyn posing for the Erotica Museum:

Others were not real and just for fun:

There are not a lot of (or any) grassy spots in Barcelona, but there are playgrounds for the kids.

As it was Monday morning they were all in school.

One must have at least one photo of the cathedral.

Behind the cathedral, in the ‘close’ or interior courtyard, I poked my nose in a saw….


This was an early evening photo – thus the blue colors.

And that is it for Barcelona….

For now.

Last update on March 4, 2018

8 thoughts on “Red Pepper and White Bean Verrine”

  1. Ducks! I love watching ducks. And chickens. For some reason, for me anyway, it’s very calming.

    My husband would love this recipe. Too many things I can’t eat in it for me 🙁

    I switched from Chrome Canary, which is the developmental browser, to the stable version of Chrome and your “ad” for the My Books shows up as an overlay rather than embedded on the right sidebar. It ends up not scrolling with the site and instead covers everything on the right side until I get to the ‘bottom of the first page.’ That would be the static size of the template page. Once I scroll past that, everything on the right side disappears. Just thought you’d want to know but because this is WordPress, you should be able to add a slideshow area to the right sidebar if you want to cycle through your books. It would stay in one place but would show the books on a rotating basis. 🙂

    • It was such a surprise to poke my head in a door and see ducks!
      I did the slide show – maybe that will help. But your comment makes me think that this might be a theme problem rather than an ad problem. I’ll have to look into that. Thanks

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