Similar to hummus but without the tahini. What is tahini? Well… I had to look that one up. It’s a paste of ground seseme seeds. OK, interesting.
Anyway, today I tried out a recipe for White Bean Dip. I’m gonna call it ‘Poor Girl’s Hummus” simply because it’s a dip for the budget-minded.. In fact, it is made with basic ingredients that most of us already have in our fridge and pantry. Only thing I picked up at the store for this is the white beans and they only cost .40 discout priced. I usually keep chili and kidney beans in the pantry so this will be another staple that I will be sure to have on hand. There are several variations out there but I found this to be the easiest one. Straight-forward and very tasty. In fact, I made it for lunch and the four of us (Hubby, FIL, Cousin and Moi) ate it all.
POOR GIRL’S HUMMUS or EASIEST WHITE BEAN DIP
1 can white beans (drained and rinsed)
2 cloves garlic (rough chopped)
2 TB lemon juice
½ tsp dried oregano
½ tsp salt
½ tsp black pepper
½ C. olive oil
Throw it all into a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Great with pita or any kind of chips / crackers.
I’d include a picture but unfortunately, it didn’t last long enough to photograph. Next time I might try to change it up a bit with some bacon, black olives or chives. Always options…..