White Bean Hummus

by Maggie on December 22, 2009

As I mentioned last week, my little dude has been diagnosed with a few sensitivities that we weren’t expecting.

Callum has not had much cow’s milk in the past year because we wanted to eliminate the puffer he was taking for his asthma.

One of our natural health practitioners, Kim from Nature’s Intention, told us to limit the amount of dairy in his diet. This actually worked.

We immediately took Callum off cow’s milk as a beverage, so all he had was plain yogurt with agave nectar and goat’s milk cheese a couple of times a week.

But cheese is a pretty important staple in the diet of our three year old boy. He loves his pizza and he loves his homemade nachos and guacamole.  He even likes to have the odd snack of cheese and crackers, which brings me to the point of this post!  Can you tell that I am still processing this diagnosis?

I wanted to make some hummus for us to eat with crackers or veggies.  Callum LOVES to dip.  Actually, I don’t know a toddler who doesn’t like to dip.  Come to think of it, I don’t know an adult who doesn’t like to dip!

When I went to the cupboard to find my chick peas (a pressure cooker is on my Christmas list so I can make beans FASTER) I found that there weren’t any chick peas darn it!  But I did find a can of  white kidney beans.  Why not give these a try instead of chick peas?  So that’s what I did, and here’s what I came up with.

This is a lovely and creamy hummus.  It’s a great change from the typical chick pea hummus.  In fact, I think it will be a while before I use anything but white beans for my hummus (yep, it was THAT good).

1 can white kidney beans

1 lemon’s worth of lemon juice

3 tbsp tahini

2 cloves of garlic

1 tsp sesame oil

water until desired consistency is reached

I throw all of the ingredients (except the water) into my food processor and whiz away!  Add the water to reach your desired consistency.  Serve this with crackers or veggies.  Our favourite GF crackers are Mary’s Gone Crackers (as a former English geek teacher I love the play on words).

p.s. I really wanted to call this post “Hummus a Few Bars” but the girls from Looney Spoons already took that one.

p.p.s. This would be a great dip to bring to a holiday soiree.  Pretty easy too, don’t ya think?

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