365 Days of Slow Cooking: Recipe for Slow Cooker White Bean and Garlic Hummus (Vegan)

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Recipe for Slow Cooker White Bean and Garlic Hummus (Vegan)


A creamy and delicious hummus perfect to serve with pitas or crisp, fresh veggies.
Recipe for Slow Cooker White Bean and Garlic Hummus #vegan #crockpot #meatless

Makes about 1 1/2 cups
Ideal slow cooker size:  3 quart

2/3 cup dried white beans, rinsed
6 garlic cloves, peeled
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon
Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste

1.  Place beans in bottom of slow cooker.  Add in the garlic cloves.
2.  Cover beans with water about 2 inches above the beans.
3.  Cover and cook on LOW for about 8 hours or on HIGH for about 4 hours, or until beans are very tender.
4.  Pour slow cooker contents into a colander and let all the water drain off.  Transfer beans and garlic to a blender.
5.  Add in olive oil and lemon juice.
6.  Puree until totally smooth.
7.  Salt and pepper a little, blend, taste again, salt and pepper again and repeat until you get it perfectly seasoned.

Review:
Wow.  
This recipe totally caught me off guard.  
I thought it would be blech and bland.
No sir, I was totally wrong.
This is my new favorite dip!
Creamy and tasty but definitely a healthier option than say ranch.
I didn't add tahini because I didn't have any and it was still awesome.  Without tahini I don't know if it can technically be called a hummus, but that's what I'm naming it anyhow.
Try it, you'll like it!!
4 stars.


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9 comments:

  1. Shelley Smith15/5/13 03:50

    Made this the other day as I wanted something a little different to have with my raw veggie mix for lunch. This was absolutely perfect. I think this is my new go to dip for veggies, just love it...and hubby, who hates most dips was even impressed!

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  2. Hooray! I love this one. Can't wait to make it again :)

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  3. Love the picture on this one. I'm thinking I need to try hummus in the pressure cooker too.

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  4. Anonymous27/5/13 20:04

    If you were to add Tahini, how much would you add?

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  5. I would probably add about 2 Tbsp...maybe start small and add to your specific taste! Good luck!

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  6. Anonymous29/5/13 20:23

    Do you have to soak the beans overnight before putting them in the slow cooker?

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  7. Anonymous, I did not soak mine. You can if you want and you have the time.

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  8. Anonymous1/3/14 05:40

    I agree with Karen Petersen. Add the Tahini last and stir it in good.

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  9. I don't really care for adding tahini to homemade hummus recipes. This sounds great! cant wait to try it!

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