Lemony White Bean Hummus

Lemony White Bean Hummus

There are those simple things in life-like sleeping in, enjoying my espresso in peace and quiet before the kids wake up, and easy snack-turned-lunch foods, like this lemony white bean hummus.

Serve this delicious lemony white bean hummus as you would any other hummus, with pita chips, bread, or whatever delicious crudités you prefer.

Curried White Bean Hummus

As part of my weekly prep on Sunday afternoons, I prepare a large batch of rice, quinoa, and a legume, then store them in the fridge for easy, last-minute meals on busy weeknights.

My favourite meals (if you can call them that) are snack foods-the kind you would serve as an appetizer for party guests, that become the main meal.

Any variation of hummus makes an ideal satiating meal in my opinion-especially when served with raw veggies or pita chips, or when you devour the entire bowl of it.

Curried White Bean Hummus

Dips like hummus and guacamole often get served as last-minute meals when I’m pressed for time-or too lazy to cook. They also double as a healthy, protein-packed lunch for the kids or myself the following day.

So, I have a challenge for you.

As delicious and convenient as that pre-packaged hummus sitting on the shelf in the grocery seems, I dare you to walk right buy it. Go the section of the grocery store stocked with legumes, grab yourself a can of beans (or preferably dried ones), then go home and make an easy homemade version.

This lemony white bean hummus is the epitome of easy and convenient. It takes only 5 minutes to prepare.

I’ll say it again; this white bean hummus takes FIVE minutes to prepare.

It has to be worth the minimal effort and short amount of time to prepare, don’t you agree? Even better, you can rest assured that only fresh, quality ingredients are going in it.

Curried White Bean Hummus

If you try this recipe (and love it!) be sure to snap a pic and tag me onInstagram with #bitesforfoodies so I can see your creation!

Lemony White Bean Hummus

2016-08-03
: About 1 cup
: 5 min

There are those simple things in life-like sleeping in, enjoying my espresso in peace and quiet before the kids wake up, and easy snack-turned-lunch foods, like this lemony white bean hummus. Serve this delicious lemony white bean hummus as you would any other hummus, with pita chips, bread, or whatever delicious crudités you prefer. As …

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Ingredients
    1 cup white beans (such as cannellini or borlotti), drained, 1/4 cup liquid reserved
  • 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbs. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 heaping tbs. tahini
  • juice of 1 large lemon
  • 4-5 parsley leaves
  • Sea salt, to taste
Directions

If preparing dried beans, soak them in a bowl with 1 tablespoon of baking soda,completely covered with water overnight or for at least 6 hours. Once soaked, drain the water and rinse then drain again.

Bring water to a boil in a large pot and add the beans. Skim off and discard any foam on the surface then cover and continue to cook on medium heat, gently stirring occasionally, for 1-1 1/2 hours or until the beans are tender.

Curried White Bean Hummus

If using canned beans, drain the liquid, reserving about 1/4 cup. Rinse the beans and pat dry with a clean kitchen towel. Add all the ingredients to a small food processor and blend until smooth and creamy. Taste and adjust salt or seasoning (in case you want it even more lemony!) before serving.

If the hummus is too thick for your liking, add a tablespoon at a time of the reserved bean liquid, blending again each time, until you get the desired consistency.

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Curried White Bean Hummus

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