After a long flight to Virginia last week it was welcoming to arrive at my moms house to a beautiful array of snacks and a warm meal. She served us fruits and vegetables with various dips of spinach artichoke, cheddar chive butter and Cannellini hummus.
I am a sucker for delicious fresh vegetables and when on the go my lunch is usually snacking on vegetables and dip. Tahini Hummus is packed with protein so this is a great substitute for meat if looking for a vegetarian protein food. I never realized how simple homemade tahini humus is to make until now. It really is just putting the ingredients in a food processor and you have a beautiful appetizer to serve quickly to guests, or a spread for sandwiches and crackers!
- 1 cup of cannellini beans (white beans)
- 1 cup of garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
- 2 medium size cloves of garlic
- ½ tsp. of salt
- ¼ cup of water
- ¼ cup of olive oil
- 3 tsp. cumin
- Juice of 1 large lemon (about 2 Tbsp.)
- ¼ cup of Tahini
- 1 Tbsp. pimentos (optional)
- 1 Tbsp. pine nuts (optional)
- Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.
- Using the back of a spoon, make swirls in a circle in the dip. Drizzle with olive oil and garnish with pimentos, pine nuts and a sprinkle of cumin.