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White bean hummus with basil oil drizzle! This low-fat hummus is bursting with fresh flavor, perfect as a dip or spread on sandwiches.
I get such a kick out of the Sabra commercial where the dad says, “I’d eat a piece of bark if you put hummus on it”. Yes. Both hands raised. I completely get that, I put hummus on my hummus.
I have the same theory about hummus as I do peanut butter- show me ONE food that doesn’t taste better with a little smear of creamy hummus (or salty peanut butter). It can’t be done. Believe me, I’ve tried. In weaker moments I’ve enjoyed string cheese and hummus, rice cakes and hummus and cold leftover pasta and hummus. I won’t say that all of the above combinations were winners, but I’d do them all again if needed.
I ❤ hummus.
When you go through as many pounds of hummus that BL and I do each week, you learn to make your own. Not only does homemade hummus taste so much better than store bought, it’s also a fraction of the cost (and healthier).
For a creamy, low fat hummus, I leave oil out of the initial puree. I don’t understand hummus recipes that call for almost a cup of oil. That kind defeats the point of hummus, don’t ya think? Instead, I prefer to make a flavorful basil oil to drizzle on top. Not only does this create maximum flavor per bite, it also allows you to control how much oil you want to add.
I sometimes refer to this hummus as my Italian hummus, a nod to using white beans over garbanzo. Honestly, I usually prefer this version over the tradition one. White beans puree into an almost silky texture, perfect for mounding on crispy crackers, fresh tortillas and crunchy vegetables.
If you try this recipe, let me know! Leave a comment, rate it, and tag your Instagram photos with #delishknowledge . I absolutely love seeing your creations. Happy cooking!Print
White bean hummus with basil oil drizzle! This low-fat hummus is bursting with fresh flavor, perfect as a dip or spread on sandwiches. Vegan and GlutenFree
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