White Bean Hummus

Try this easy white bean hummus for a delicious snack packed with protein, slow digesting carbs and healthy fats!

August 22, 2013 | Posted in Appetizers, Beans & Legumes, Gluten Free, Kid Friendly, Meatless, Nutritious Recipes, Toddler Friendly, Vegetarian | By

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This is a new favorite for my family and I – my toddler loves it, too.  We use it for dipping vegetables, in wraps or sandwiches and by the spoonful.  I’ve seen organic white bean hummus sold for as much as $7 per container in stores – make it yourself and save!

Try this easy white bean hummus for a delicious snack packed with protein, slow digesting carbs and healthy fats!

Try this easy white bean hummus for a delicious snack packed with protein, slow digesting carbs and healthy fats!

White beans are packed full of protein and slow-digesting carbohydrates, which are both part of a balanced diet.  Extra Virgin Olive Oil adds healthy fats, too!

White Bean Hummus
 
A simple and yummy recipe for white bean hummus, packed with protein, slow digesting carbs and healthy fats!
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Recipe type: Appetizer or Snack
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Ingredients
  • 2 Cups White Beans, Rinsed (Cannellini or Great Northern Beans will both do)
  • 1 Head Garlic, roasted in the oven until soft
  • 3 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 Tablespoons Water, Plus Extra to Make it Thinner for Your Blender/Tastes
  • Juice of One Small Lemon
  • ½ Teaspoon Cumin
  • ¼ Cup Tahini / Substitute Roasted Sesame Seeds if you have a very good blender.
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a high speed blender and blend until creamy. You may need to add more water, depending how moist your beans were to start - otherwise, the hummus can be too thick and stop the blender from working effectively.
  2. Other suggestions to mix it up - Add
  3. /2 cup fresh Basil leaves
  4. Parmesan cheese
  5. Fresh, chopped Rosemary or thyme.
  6. Serving Suggestions:
  7. Spread on Toast or Sandwiches. I like it with tuna and ezekiel bread, to make a hummus-and-tuna-melt!
  8. Serve with vegetables for dipping.
  9. Eat with a spoon!

 

 

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