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Cannellini Bean Hummus with Feta & Oregano

Cannellini Bean Hummus with Feta Cheese and Oregano

I have a not-so-secret fascination with hummus. That creamy garlicky lemony dip with a kick of tahini … ah it is one of my very favorite foods. I snack on it, spread it on my sandwiches, would probably bathe in it if I had enough of it! Well, no, that would be a waste. Because I would want to eat every. last. little. bit. I would be licking the tub. That would not be pretty.

That is how much I love hummus. I have seen hummus made with cannellini beans instead of chickpeas, so I had to give that a whirl. Oh, it turned out delicious. Too bad it is already gone … I didn’t make enough! So I recommend you double the recipe. Or maybe triple it? I SO need to make some more.

Cannellini Hummus with Feta and Oregano

  • 1 c. cooked cannellini beans
  • 1 t. olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • A bit of lemon zest
  • Juice from 1/2 a lemon
  • 2 T. crumbled feta cheese
  • A few sprigs of fresh oregano or 1/2 t. dried oregano
  • 2 T. pinon nuts
  • A few drops of sesame oil

Blend all ingredients in a blender or food processor till smooth. Add a little water if you need to for getting it to blend smooth. Serve with toasted pita chips.

Cannellini Hummus with Feta and Oregano

How to toast pitas into chips:

Spray a baking pan with cooking spray. Cut the pitas into wedges and arrange in a single layer on the pan. Spray liberally with cooking spray. Bake at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes or until lightly brown and crisp.

Cannellini Bean Hummus with Feta Cheese and Oregano

8 responses

  1. Thanks for linking your great post to FAT TUESDAY. Hope to see you next week! Be sure to visit on Sunday for
    Sunday Snippets – your post from Fat Tuesday may be featured there! But you need to have linked back to Fat Tuesday!

    September 28, 2011 at 3:25 pm

  2. This sounds so good! I have a girl’s night coming up soon, I think this is what I’m going to bring.

    September 28, 2011 at 3:28 pm

  3. This sounds amazing! I never thought to make this with anything other than Garbanzo Beans. Thanks for the post.

    September 28, 2011 at 11:05 pm

  4. Jennifer @ Mother Thyme

    I LOVE hummus and I am always making it so I have some in the fridge to snack on. I love trying new hummus recipes and I have never made it like this before so this will definitely be on my list to try when I whip up my next batch!

    September 29, 2011 at 3:10 am

  5. Love hummus!! I will deffinitely try it with creamy canellini beans!

    September 29, 2011 at 3:42 am

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