Thursday, March 8, 2012

Almond White Bean Hummus


Hello. It's been way to long since I've given hummus a shout out. 
It's not for lack of thought, because I always think about hummus. 
It was just that I wanted to make the right one, and I'd been thinking about this version for some time.
The result? Mild and creamy, with a subtle almond flavor. 
I hate to sound cheesy, but, if you like almonds, then you'll love this hummus.
I threw a little vegan dinner party last week and decided to give it a go for the party. The crowd approved and I hope you do too. 

Almond White Bean Hummus


1 can or 16 oz White Beans (Cannellini beans)
3 tablespoons almond oil
1/4 cup almond, roasted and finely chopped/smashed (save some for garnish)
2 tablespoons tahini
1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 small clove of garlic, minced


Blend everything but the white beans in a food processor until smooth. Add beans and whirl to smooth out. You may need to add more oil, warm water or bean liquor to smooth out to desired consistency. 
Top with more almonds and almond oil.

9 comments:

Mary said...

I think it sounds delicious and it checks a lot of boxes. I hope all is well. Have a great evening. Blessings...Mary

Maureen said...

I make hummus a few times a week but I've never added almonds. I'm definitely going to give this a try. It sounds yum.

Banana Wonder said...

Mary - That is what I aim for. Thanks and have a blessed evening yourself.

Maureen - Oooh I hope you do. What do you like to add to your hummus?

LetMeEatCake Eat With Me! said...

i LOVE almonds! and i love how inventive you are with hummus :)

Peter G | Souvlaki For The Soul said...

I still think you're the queen of hummus Anna...love this version as well!

Helen said...

This hummus sounds amazing! The roasted almonds are an excellent touch and I do love my almonds. I snack on them all the time.

Banana Wonder said...

Natassia - Thank you! It's only because I think about hummus all the time.

Peter - I am flattered.

Helen - Yeah, I don't know how people can eat raw almonds, when the toasted ones are SO MUCH BETTER. I guess it's a matter of taste, though. The toasting just brings out so much flavor and gives the nut a good crunch.

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