White Bean Hummus


From Linda Bladholm’s A Fork on the Road


White Bean Hummus

This easy dip, adapted from the Food Network website, is good with pita or breadsticks. Finish it with a sprinkle of paprika and a drizzle of olive oil.

15-ounce can white beans, drained and rinsed

2 tablespoons lemon juice

2 tablespoons tahini paste

2 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped

1 teaspoon ground cumin

4 scallions, chopped

Salt to taste

Puree all ingredients in a blender or food processor, adding a little water if needed. Mixture should be fairly smooth and thick. Makes about 11/4 cups.

Per tablespoon: 30 calories (11 percent from fat), 0.4 g fat (0 g saturated, 0 g monounsaturated), 0 cholesterol, 1.7 g protein, 5 g carbohydrates, 1.2 g fiber, 8 mg sodium.

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