Ditch the store-bought stuff and get your Mediterranean on with this simple and delicious homemade hummus recipe. This dip is packed with protein and full of herb flavor. It’s a nutritious and refreshing addition to veggies or pita chips. By switching out your typical chickpeas for neutral white beans, this hummus recipe can go with anything. It’s also the perfect replacement for fattening ranch dressing, and is a great way to keep your sodium intake under control (unlike the store-bought option). The best part: you can bring your clean eating game to your friends with the ultimate summertime snack. This white bean & herb hummus will be a hit at the next outdoor party or as an appetizer before dinner.
Yields: 16 servings | Serving Size: 2 tablespoons | Calories: 93 | Total Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 65mg | Carbohydrates: 15g | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 1g | Protein: 6g | SmartPoints: 2
- 2 cups cannellini (white kidney) beans, cooked and drained
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons Tahini
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
- 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
- 2 teaspoons fresh tarragon, chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
In a food processor, combine cannellini beans, lemon juice, Tahini, oil, garlic, and vinegar. Blend until smooth. Add basil, thyme, tarragon, cayenne, and salt. Pulse until combined. If desired, drizzle with additional olive oil before serving.
Serve with fresh cut vegetables, grilled whole wheat pita, or toasted whole wheat baguette.
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