Friday, 11 July 2014

Canellini Bean Hummus

The other day I was furkling around in the fridge looking for things that would make suitable accompaniments to my Spiced Lamb and Broad Beans  and I came across half a tin of cannellini beans left over from Mark's Pork and Beans  and half a lemon because there is ALWAYS half a lemon in the fridge.

So I decided to make them into a hummus.


½ standard tin (or one small tin) of cannellini beans
juice of ½ lemon
1 tbs tahini paste
a good glug of olive oil - about 2 tbs
salt to taste

Whizz all ingredients together with a stick blender or in a small liquidiser goblet until blended into a paste. As I was serving this as a side dish I kept it thick - to serve  as a dip I would have gradually  blended in a little more olive oil and enough water to get a creamy consistency.

Mine is garnished with a sprinkle of Za'atar but a pinch of paprika and a few sesame seeds would make a great garnish too, or some finely chopped parsley and a slice of lemon.

My other side dishes were tabbouleh  and a watermelon and feta salad

I'm joining in with the July No Waste Food Challenge at Anne's Kitchen and Elizabeth's Kitchen Diary

And #CookBlogShare at Supergoldenbakes


  1. I keep meaning to make this recipe and then forgetting to buy the beans! It looks completely delicious and would go really well with some tear and share bread.
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  2. Thank you so much for entering this month’s No Waste Food Challenge – your hummus looks delicious, I often have half a tin of beans leftovers so its a great use of them, keep up the great work!

    Anne’s Kitchen

  3. I absolutely love hummus but I've never tried it with these beans before. Sounds lovely! Thank you for sharing with the no waste food challenge :)


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