White Bean Hummus

Hummus recipes add fragrant flavor to a party spread. Make this dip for holiday gatherings, fall festivals, or an easy night at home. Serve with pita bread, chips, or freshly cut veggies for a hearty, filling snack or appetizer.

Yield:

3 cups

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Ingredients

2 garlic cloves
1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
2 (15.5-ounce) cans great Northern beans, rinsed and drained
3 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons tahini
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/4 cup olive oil
Garnish: paprika

Preparation

Pulse garlic and rosemary in a food processor 3 or 4 times or until minced.

Add beans and next 4 ingredients; process until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides.

Pour olive oil gradually through food chute with processor running; process until mixture is smooth. Cover and chill 1 hour. Garnish, if desired. Serve with crackers, sliced cucumber, pimiento-stuffed olives, and pitted kalamata olives.

Note:

February 2001