Sunday, February 7, 2010

Whirled Beans and Fresh Greens...

I'm not going to call it hummus. After 8 years of vegetarianhood, and many, many servings of store bought hummus; today I cringe at the word. Holidays went like this: "Oh Rachel's coming for dinner... dang! Can't serve her this gorgeous roast, maybe she would like a plateful of hummus and a carrot?"
Needless to say, I've had my fill. But I really like white beans whirled with olive oil, garlic, sea salt and pepper. It's about the same, but softer and creamier. Just a few ingredients blended together peacefully. For some reason, it makes all the difference keeping it simple. Here it is. For vegetarians and meat lovers alike:

Whirled White Beans (a.k.a undercover hummus):
*2 cans organic cannellini beans
*3 garlic cloves
*sea salt
*fresh ground pepper
*about 1/4 cup olive oil, give or take

Blend all solid ingredients together in a food processor or blender. Slowly add olive oil until all ingredients become smooth and creamy. Enjoy over fresh greens with some chopped fresh veggies. This is also very good in the morning with eggs and wilted greens.

My little nutrition blurb: Cannellini beans help cut cholesterol, are good sources of magnesium and fiber, and contain twice as much iron as beef! They also help prevent headaches due to the trace mineral molybdenum, which helps the body produce detoxifying enzymes. Sweet!

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