February 24, 2012

Lime White Bean Dip

I usually buy a vat of hummus when I go to Costco.  It's about $5.  I can get a container 1/4 the size of said vat at Wal-Mart, Fred Meyer, etc. for approximately $6.

How in the world does this make sense?  Who are the people who buy the teeny containers of $6 hummus at the grocery store?  And, more importantly, do they realize it's the exact same brand?  Hmm..sometimes I wonder about people in Alaska.

Anyway, a super favorite, ultra healthy (not) snack of mine is dipping mesquite BBQ chips in hummus.

When I'm out of BBQ chips, I use tortilla chips, Wheat Thins, even pretzels.  Oh, sometimes I use carrots as a last and, believe me, desperate resort. 

I dressed up some Costco hummus for two reasons:  I had some white beans I wanted to use up.  Also, I'm too lazy to go out and look for tahini (which makes the hummus, I'm told), so, by using store-bought hummus, it already has the tahini in it.

Lime White Bean Dip
Makes about 1 1/2 cups

1 cup white beans (I used northern beans), mashed
1/2 t. garlic powder
1/4 t. onion powder
1/4 t. sea salt
1/2 t. lime juice
1/2 t. grated lime zest
1/2 cup prepare hummus

Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and stir well.  I used a potato masher to mash the beans and then just stirred everything else together.  Add more salt to taste if necessary.  Serve with chips, crackers, or veggies.


  1. YUMMMMM. I am so going to try this! I bought the huge thing of hummus last weekend and am always curious of other ways to use it rather than just eating it with chips. Thanks for sharing!! :)

  2. BBQ chips? Oh my god you're a GENIUS. The flavor must be awesome. I love the idea of the lime and the hummus with the white beans. Yum!

  3. Looks like a recipe to try!
    Have you made hummus before? It's so easy and way cheaper than the tubs. I cooked my own garbanzo's, pureed them with tahini, and lemon juice and a few spices. So good!!

  4. I LOVE hummus.I've always felt overwhelmed at the thought of making my own. Plus, the hubs is not nearly a huge of a fan of it as I am and I don't want to end up with a gaint vat of hummus that only I will eat.


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