Like many of the recipes in Joanna Gaines, Magnolia Table Cookbook, this White Bean Hummus has a short ingredient list but still packs in just the right flavor. I am starting to run out of words for the greatness of the recipes in this book, but all I have to say about this one is that it will be my new go-to!
Basically, you toast some pine nuts and throw a bunch of ingredients into the food processor, and pulse until it reaches your desired consistency. I chose to add just a little extra oil and the higher amount of lemon juice after tasting the recipe at the exact measurements.
I like my hummus to be just a bit smoother than it had turned out. In Fort Worth we have a local Mediterranean restaurant called "Terra" and their hummus is unmatched. It is my bar for all other hummus' and I have yet to find one as good.
Now, this did not come out anywhere near as good as theirs but I wanted a smoother texture so I added the extra liquid and ran the food processor a little longer. That said it is still the best I have yet to make!
I was making the 'Roasted Elephant Garlic Bread' the same day as this White Bean Hummus so I just stole one of the large garlic cloves from that in this recipe. I know she says it's not exactly the same in that recipe but I was already doing it for that so I killed two birds with one stone.
The flavor was absolutely fantastic and it received rave reviews from everyone that tasted it. I made it for a Christmas Party I was hosting and just like the 'Shepherd's Pie' (that I reviewed just before this) you can make it a day or even two ahead of time to lessen the stress of what you have to make on party day!
I set half of this aside to take to a photography class I was attending around Christmas time, we were having a final class potluck and I wanted something easy and from this 'Magnolia Table Journey' to bring, and funny story, everyone must have really had the same mindset in the class because we ended up with a hummus tasting party!
I think we had 6 different hummus' to choose from. And I think they were just being nice but everyone said they really enjoyed this one the best, but I did leave with an empty bowl while others had leftovers.
I would love to know what you thought of this one, if you have made it please leave me a comment below and tell me all about your experience with it. I have made great progress in completing the book this week, I have just 16 recipes left and I will have cooked every recipe in the Magnolia Table Cookbook. Woohoo!
I am excited and sad all at the same time. It has been so much fun falling in love with food all over again, but cooking 6-7 days a week and doing all the dishes is wearing me out! I will be looking forward to some new things and cooking just a little less. I love it and will never stop, just slow down a little. Even though I probably won't.
Until next time, happy cooking!
If you watched Joanna makes this recipe on Season 1, Episode 1 of her new cooking show 'Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines' you can get the recipe by CLICKING HERE, she shared it on her blog so you can make it at home!
READ MY OTHER REVIEWS OF EPISODE 1 HERE…
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