Feed Your Body Friday: White Bean Hummus
If you’re trying to eat less meat, it is important to get your protein and necessary nutrition with plant-based foods. If tofu is the king of vegetarian cuisine, legumes are the queen. The problem is, in the beginning, we don’t always know how to use them!
So, here’s an easy White bean hummus recipe to try to incorporate legumes into your diet.
For this hummus recipe, instead of using chickpeas as you would in a traditional recipe, I went with white beans. I find their taste more delicate than chickpeas and their texture is smoother.
White Bean Hummus Recipe
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Serving: 1 1/2 cups
- 1 can white beans, rinsed and drained
- 2 tbsp. tahini
- The juice of 1 lemon
- 1 tsp. garlic, finely chopped
- 3 tbsp. olive oil
- 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
- 1 tsp. cumin
- 1 pinch paprika
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- In the blender place the white beans, tahini, lemon juice, roasted garlic cloves, cumin, salt, pepper, and fresh basil.
- Blend everything until you obtain the texture of your choice.
- Serve this hummus garnished with olive oil and fresh basil.
This hummus has become a favorite snack in my home, and I hope it becomes one in yours. If you’d like, you can also make hummus with red bean, lima bean even Black beans. What I like about hummus is that it’s really versatile, you can eat it as an aperitif with pita, crackers and raw vegetables, as a snack. In addition to being economical, it’s perfect when you have to eat on the go. Legumes are really rich in protein and fiber, making them highly nutritious and satisfying.
So get your protein on and enjoy!
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