February 16, 2007
White Bean Hummus w/Pita
A twist on the hummus..but a very simple and very fingerlicking recipe. Toast some pita bread and it is an excellent way to get bean protein into your kids. I ran out of chickpeas and made this one but now I am hooked on the clean taste which according to my better half is closer in taste to the Arab Hummus. Use as a spread or dip or serve with toasted pita bread.
You will need:
1 can of white canellini beans(which look like white kidney beans)
3/4 cup Sesame Seeds
3-4 tbsp Olive Oil
1-2 tbsp Lemon Juice
Salt to taste
Rinse the beans thoroughly and drain. Grind the sesame seeds with the lemon juice till it is a fine paste. Add a little water if the grinder blades get stuck. Now add the beans and blend till smooth. Drizzle olive oil from the top while the blender is running to aerate the hummus. Turn off and check the taste. Add salt and more lemon juice if needed. If it feels too thick, blend with a bit more olive oil. I like the olive oil but if you are worried about the fat content, substitute more lemon juice or water.
Garnish with more olive oil, parsley, chopped olives etc.