The Sauce: Hummus – A healthy bean dip made with fresh lime juice, spices and tahini that’s creamy and mild.
‘Great Sauces Transform Good Food into Gourmet’
This time, skip garbanzo beans and try silky white, Italian kidney beans for your hummus. Cannellini beans puree into a creamy smooth dip or spread. They take on the fresh lime, tahini and Middle Eastern spices with ease. Dunk crispy pita chips or grilled pita bread for an appetizer feast or serve with a meze platter.
Recipe: Cannellini Hummus
Active Time: 10 Minutes | Total Time: 10 Minutes | Yield: 1 1/2 Cups
1 15-oz can cannellini beans
2 green onion, rough chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
2 Tbsp tahini
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp coriander
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp freshly ground pepper
chopped cilantro, garnish
pita chips or torn pita bread
Special Equipment – food processor
1 Drain liquid from the beans into a bowl plus save a few beans for garnish. Combine remaining beans, green onion, garlic, lime juice, tahini, cumin, coriander, salt and pepper in a food processor and process until smooth. Add some of the bean liquid if the hummus is too thick.
2 Scoop into a bowl and drizzle with a little olive oil and garnish with a few reserved cannellini beans and chopped cilantro. Serve with pita chips or torn pita bread.
Hummus is a healthy dip compared with sour cream or mayonnaise based dips.
Serve as a spread on sandwiches or burgers, dip vegetables, mix with chicken or tuna and chopped celery for a sandwich filling, mix with cooked egg yolk for deviled egg filling or spread on a toasted bagel.
- Exchange cannillini for garbanzo beans.
- Exchange lime for lemon juice.
- Exchange cilantro for parsley.
Inspiration – Helen Horton
Cook with Sauces
Written by Helen Horton
Photography and Styling by Helen Horton
Updated: March 1, 2014