Easy, Healthy Four Bean Hummus Dip

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four bean hommous

"No, I'm right!" I answered.

"No. I'm the boss of you because I'm taller and bigger than you!" he reasoned.

"So what, everyone's taller and bigger than me!" I countered.

Don't tell him Dear Reader, but sometimes Mr NQN is right (I hope he doesn't read this story teehee ;) ). But it isn't because he is taller than bigger than me. He was after all the person that suggested putting up the really  super easy recipes that I frequently make for the two of us onto the blog. I always considered them not really blog worthy but your enthusiasm and kind response to them has convinced me that he was right.

four bean hommous

This is one of the most delicious and easiest dips you can make. It is also low in fat and you don't even need a food processor to make it. You can mash it with mortar and pestle of a potato masher, add the other ingredients and voila, you have a dip that is somewhere in between hummus and baba gannoush. Unlike a chickpea hummus you use a single tin of four bean mix to do this which also has the added benefit of being softer and easier to crush if you don't have a food processor or when you can't be bothered washing one up. This time I did it in the small bowl of a food processor and it was done within minutes-call this a dip at the ready in case friends drop by or you get peckish and want to eat something healthy but tasty. Perfect for the weekend and done in about five minutes!

Just don't tell Mr NQN he was right. He'll get cocky that way ;)

So tell me Dear Reader, do you find it hard to admit when you are wrong?

four bean hommous

Easiest Four Bean Hummus

An Original Recipe by Not Quite Nigella

  • 1x 400g/14 oz tin four bean mix

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 2-3 tablespoons oil or water (use water if you want it lower in fat)

  • 1.5 tablespoons tahini

  • 1-2 garlic cloves, chopped finely, how many depending on size and if you like it garlicky

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

  • Ground black pepper to season and oil to drizzle on top (optional)

four bean hommous

four bean hommous

Step 1 - Place all ingredients in a food processor or mash with a mortar and pestle or a potato masher and blend until smooth. Season with cracked black pepper and drizzle some oil on top. Serve with bread.

four bean hommous