Friday, September 9, 2011

White Bean Hazelnut Hummus


One of the best things about living in Portland is the Saturday Portland Farmers Market. Even non foodies can get their kicks here as it is a weekly event filled with colors, scents, live music and rabid Portlanders foaming at the mouth as they fight over that last piece of purple kale people watching. One of my favorite vendors is Freddy Guys which sells all hazelnut products. Fresh hazelnut oil which is pressed every two weeks can be purchased here. It's absolutely phenomenal, better than anything I've every bought from the gourmet grocer. The oil is like breathing in 10,000 hazelnuts all at once, which for me, is a lot of fun since I love hazelnuts. Freddy Guys didn't give me any freebies to blog this nor do they even know I am super into food. They just offer super high quality products, which excites me. 


I decided to make a white bean hazelnut hummus using the oil and adding the nuts for texture and extra flavor. I chose white beans because they seem to have a more delicate flavor and texture than garbanzos and I wanted the hazelnuts to shine. I love this dip and I can't wait to make it again and again. 




White Bean Hazelnut Hummus


16 ounces cooked or canned (drained) white (cannellini) beans
1/4 cup finely chopped hazelnuts, and a little more for on top
3 tablespoons hazelnut oil
1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 clove garlic, minced


In a food processor blend hazelnuts, 2 tbs oil, vinegar, garlic and salt for about 30 seconds. Blend in the white beans for another 2 minutes or until smooth. Top with remaining hazelnut oil and extra crushed hazelnuts.

15 comments:

Peter G @ Souvlaki For The Soul said...

Again, you've outdone yourself Anna...I can only imagine the taste! I've been collecting your hummus recipes to make when the weather fully warms up!

Anonymous said...

Great hummus recipe,Anna!I love it!Many kisses from Greece!
Lenia

Three-Cookies said...

You are getting really innovative with hummus, and they all sounds like delicious concoctions. I am curious now about hazelnut oil, I have never used it (or smelt it). It would be a great addition to hazelnut cookies/cakes

elly said...

This sounds...um, pretty much perfect? I definitely want to give this a try. I adore white bean dips and with hazelnuts, you can never go wrong.

JustinM said...

I've never been to the Saturday farmers market, although I've been to the Portland Saturday Market many times for spring rolls - the single greatest hangover destroyer I have ever found in America.

Nastassia (Let Me Eat Cake) said...

your hummus recipes are always so amazing! i eat more and more hummus because of you :) love the hazelnut addition!

mia xara said...

What a lovely hummus recipe,Anna!I'd love to try hazelnut oil!I think I'll surprise my Lebanese friend with your version (she also makes a killer hummus and I get to sample it EVERY time)XOXO

donkey and the carrot said...

I loved the recipe!!!!! The only thing i should do now, is buy some hazelnut oil! Kisses and hugs, Foivi!

Anna A. said...

Peter - Aw shucks, well then in that case wishing you warm weather ahead.

Lenia - Thank you for the Greek kisses!

Three-Cookies - I used hazelnut oil to make hazelnut baklava one time, but cookies would be great. I'm working on it :-)

elly - White bean dips are tops. Amen.

JustinM - I NEVER go to Saturday Market. I sometime bike past it on my way to the farmers market though. You and egg rolls...

Natassia - You (and I ) can never get enough.

Mia Xara - How did it go?!!

Donkey and carrot - Thanks for stopping by - I wonder if you can get the oil from any local hazelnut producers...

Helen said...

Just when I embark on a hummus making adventure, you spring this hazelnut beauty on me! So yes! I made your carrot hummus from a few weeks ago and I am loving it with pita bread, with crostinis and by the spoonful. I was a bit heavy handed on the cayenne but it's all good.

Elra's cooking and baking said...

You had me on the hazelnut Anna!

Anna A. said...

Helen - I am pumped you made and liked the carrot hummus! yeah, the spice is nice. You getting crazy over there in CA.

Elra - Ohhh, that easy, eh?

Lola Lobato said...

love this recipe! great combination the hazelnuts with the white bean.

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