Thursday, July 22, 2010

White Bean Hummus with Rosemary

This version of my hummus has a woody flavor from the fresh rosemary. The herbs I buy are ‘living herbs’ and for whatever reason have a much more subdued flavor than the herbs I have bought at the grocery store. If you use ‘traditional’ herbs, I suggest reducing the amount used to half a tablespoon as rosemary can be quite potent.

What You Need:

1 can northern beans, drained but not rinsed –reserving 2 Tbs canning liquid
¼ cup tahini
1 Tbs fresh rosemary
3 small cloves garlic
Juice of ½ a lemon
1 tsp lemon zest
2 Tbs canning liquid
1/8 tsp salt
¼ tsp freshly cracked black pepper

What To Do:

Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.

Bon Appétit!


Estela @ Weekly Bite said...

This looks delicious! I"m embarrassed to admit I've never made white bean hummus before. I'm trying this very soon :)

Mary (A Merry Life) said...

I just looked through a bunch of your archives and everything looks delicious including this! You've got a knack for creating yummy things and I can't wait to try them. ;)

Anonymous said...

White bean hummus is my favorite thing to get at CA Pizza Kitchen--now I get to try making it at home! Yumm

What's Cookin' with Mary? said...

@ Estela: Thank you! Hope you like it.

@ Mary: Thank you so much!! :D You just made my day.

@ forgottenbeast: I've never tried it there before... hope you enjoy my version! Let me know how it turns out.

Leanne @Healthful Pursuit said...

I love that there's no garlic in this! I love garlic, but sometimes it's nice to have a change once in awhile. I have a couple of cans of white beans that I haven't known what to do with. I'm totally making this over the weekend!

Stephen said...

I love the simplicity of hummus and I like the idea of using white beans. Somethng new for me to try. Thanks.

What's Cookin' with Mary? said...

@ Stephan: I really like the texture the white beans have once pureed. So silky and smooth. Definitely different than a traditional garbanzo bean hummus. Hope you like it !

Anonymous said...

I made this delicious hummus over 4th of July this last summer, and it even though I made a double batch, we quickly ran out! I've just been craving it again :)

Thank you for positing this wonderful recipe!!

What's Cookin' with Mary? said...

@homefortwo: Thank you so much for taking the time to tell me how you liked this hummus! Also, excited that you enjoyed it so much :)