Big Up The Butterbean Hummous

Hummous…. it’s a wonderful thing. In our household it’s truly loved…on toast, on rice cakes, on rye bread, with raw veggies and sometimes with a few crisps (yes I did just say that!).  My personal favourite is with raw carrots. Nomalicious.

So as group of hummous loving people, why do so many of us buy it? I know, you’ll all say it’s easier to buy than to make, but seeing as today’s effort took me 5 minutes and popping to the shop would take 10, I actually saved time! Plus my version is much lower in fat than the bought version so I get healthy eating point too 🙂

The only chickpeas in our house were either in the food store that is the garage, far too cold to venture out there, or dried and requiring soaking. However I did have a tin of butterbeans, some garlic, tahini and natural yoghurt – a winning combination.

Here’s the finished result:

 

Recipe:

1 tin butterbeans/cannelini beans/chickpeas

1-2 cloves garlic

1 tbsp tahini

50-75ml natural yoghurt

lemon juice and pepper to taste

Whizz the beans and garlic in a food processor (or hand held blender), add the tahini and a dollop of yoghurt, mix again. Keep adding the yoghurt until you get the consistency you want. Add lemon juice and pepper to taste. You can also add some chilli if you fancy it!

So next time you fancy some hummous why not try making your own? It’s great for when people drop round for nibbles and is also a winner for little ones. We went through lots in the early days of weaning.

Don’t forget to leave me a comment and tell me your favourite hummous combo, I’d love to hear your ideas.

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5 Responses to “Big Up The Butterbean Hummous”

  1. 29 January, 2012 at 20:13 #

    And the vegan alternative? I’ve always used olive oil but guessing that’s just too much fat?

  2. 29 January, 2012 at 20:21 #

    Great question….soya yoghurt would work as well, some olive oil is fine I just am not keen on having too much oil in mine.

  3. 7 February, 2012 at 12:19 #

    Nomalicious indeed! Definitely something I am going to try soon x

    • 7 February, 2012 at 12:40 #

      I look forward to trying it, Nom Nom.

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