Saturday, January 30, 2010

White Bean Hummus (Part Deux)

Friday night we decided to not go to the food store and to go Saturday after the gym instead. We were both old and lazy tired from a long week and we had a lot of cooking to do. We were put in charge of bringing baked ziti for our nephew's baptism, so we went to work making it. First we had to make the sauce and then the baked ziti. We decided to make a meatless baked ziti, again because we are old and lazy were tired. 


I am debating bring some whole wheat baked ziti for me (because no one else will really eat it unless they are forced too haha). I hate to be that person, but I really prefer it over white pasta anddd I am trying to cut out white flour as much as I can. I am also debating making dark chocolate fudge. I like to bring healthy options along with me so I can make mostly good choices while I am away. 

A definite good choice is this hummus from Eat, Drink & Be Vegan. I really need to branch out with this cookbook. I have made so many of the dips and hummus in this cookbook, but that's about it. This hummus is so smooth and tasty, I know it will be a big hit with everyone. I am going to pick up some type of whole grain chip to go with it. I have posted this recipe before, but I changed it even more this time to improve the taste.

White Bean Hummus with Thyme and Basil
adapted from Eat, Drink & Be Vegan
2 cups cooked cannellini beans
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tsp tahini
2 medium cloves garlic, sliced
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp white wine vinegar
3/4 tsp Dijon mustard
3/4 tsp sea salt
fresh ground black pepper to taste
1/2 tsp thyme
1 tsp basil

In a food processor, combine all ingredients except water, thyme and basil. Puree until smooth, gradually adding water as desired to this dip. Scrap down the sides of the bowl as needed. Add thyme and basil and puree briefly. Enjoy with a whole grain chip, cracker or vege!

We are off to the gym and food store. I'll be sure to let you know how I do on my $100 budget! Wish me luck!!!! Have a great weekend!

Do you bring healthy options to parties or get togethers to ensure a good choice?


Jess - Healthy Exposures said...

Mm, that hummus looks great!
Whenever I go somewhere I try to bring something healthy that's not obviously healthy - pretty much anything can be made healthy but taste just as great with the right substitutions! So I find a happy compromise between healthy and "mutually liked" foods, haha.
On a similar note - where I work, they're all about cookies, candies, and baked goods - IN EXCESS - and are always trying to feed me sometimes I'll bring in "goodies" and after they're raving I'll say "oh yeah, they're vegan!" or "oh, they're whole wheat and healthy!" haha. I have to be careful though, and make sure they past the family taste-test so I don't give healthy baking a bad rap :P

Good luck with your $100 budget, and have fun at the gathering!

Travel Eat Love said...

Bean dip is heaven. . . looks sooo creamy and delish! I like to bring something delicious that everyone will like but maybe with a healthy twist. Bringing a big, fun salad with lots of different ingredients is always a good way to kick off the meal!

Adrienne said...

mmm. i love hummus everything. its a staple in my kitchen.

yes i definitely make a lot of dishes and bring food with me when i'm traveling. its funny because i'll make a lot of veg. dishes for myself, but others end up enjoying it so much they ask for the recipe.

Mae said...

How nice of you to offer us a bite! I like that photo of the chip coming at the screen, it's hummus in 3-D! Now they just need to invent taste-o-vision and I'd be in heaven :)

Simply Life said...

Oh I love that this uses cannellini beans!

Kristen @ Change of Pace said...

I always try to bring a healthy alternative... As long as it's not too weird... Amazingly, I've found that people are really willing to try it because it's new. Plus you can explain the health benefits :)

pegasuslegend said...

Girl I gain weight everytime I come to your site! I love everything you make awesome!

redakthy said...

Very nice display. And, cannellini beans included... Has to be great!

Hollafoodzone said...

I love the hummus recipe in ED&BV (I love ALL the recipes in that book)! Blue corn chips are my favorite dipper for that.

lululu said...

I love hummus. So far I've only tried the conventional one - chickpea hummus. Yours looks great. I love the herbs addition.

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