Thursday, August 7, 2008

White Bean Ranch Hummus

First, just let me say that I made rotini in a creamy basil tomato sauce for a main dish and all three kids had THREE servings each! If you have kids, make this dish. I am pretty sure they will love it. I also wanted to make hummus but had no chickpeas or lemon juice. So, I made this tasty dip which is a mix between hummus and ranch dip. It tastes best when refrigerated a bit.

- 4 cloves garlic, skins on
- 1 can cannelini beans, rinsed and drained
- 2 tbsp tahini
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp tarragon
- 1 tsp parsley
- 1 tsp dill
- 1/2 tsp salt
- freshly ground pepper
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- water or oil, as needed

1. Dry roast garlic in a small pan over medium heat for about 10 mins, until soft. Remove skins.
2. Put all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Add in some water or oil if needed to get it to all blend.


twoveganboys said...

The dip sounds very tastey. I will have to make the creamy tomato basil sauce. I made a vegan pesto sauce primavera dish last night and Arthur loved it. I think that is great for a kid who will be 2 years old in less than a month. Gotta loves kids who like a variety of food. Hope all is well.


carrie said...

I make hummus with cannellini beans all of the time. My husband likes it better than hummus with chickpeas. I'm going to have to try your version, as I just make it with traditional hummus ingredients....I'd love to have some "ranch" dip.

Sharon R said...

I've been making a lot of hummus and dips & this recipe looks really good. I have all the ingredients, except for the tahini. Maybe I'll just sub peanut butter (I think I've seen recipes where this would work!).

Anonymous said...

Can you please clarify if you remove the skin from the garlic before blending? Thanks! Both recipes look amazing!

Vegan Dad said...

Good point. Yes, remove the skins. I have amended the recipe.

mustardseed said...

Thanks vegandad!! Looks so awesome!!

Bianca said...

Yum. Cannelini beans are so awesome. They have the most unique bean taste ever, and I bet they make an awesome hummus.

liyaface said...

I made this dip and it was a hit!! We all loved it. The only thing I had to do different was add a few teaspoons of water to get the mixture to come together in my food processor. I think this was because I drained my beans a little too long.

Emily said...

i made this for a party saturday night and it was a huge hit! served with some kashi wheat crackers. like the above poster i also ended up using a little water and olive oil while processing to help it blend. YUM.

Erin said...

This dip sounds really good, love the idea of ranch flavors. Think it would be perfect for NFL Sundays.