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 the first episode of her new cooking show Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines you can get the recipes by CLICKING HERE, she shared them so you can make them at home!
READ MY OTHER REVIEWS OF EPISODE 1 HERE…
For MORE of my most POPULAR Magnolia Table Reviews!
If this recipe review was valuable to you, take a look a some of my other reviews that have been super popular!
Jo's recipe for 1919 Pimento Cheese is by far my most read review. I have adjusted to the recipe to replace the Velveeta, which I just can't bring myself to bring into my kitchen.
Her Zucchini Bread is my next most popular review, and it is one of my very favorites to pick up when visiting Waco.
And to ready my full ranking of every recipe in the first cookbook check out this post...Magnolia Table Cookbook…my overview!
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MY FAVORITE KITCHEN TOOLS!
Here are a few links to some of my favorite kitchen tools! You get a car, YOu get a car, YOU ALL GET A CAR…in my best Oprah voice
These Rösle Silicone Tongs are a little pricey but they will last you the rest of your life and are the softest in your hand. This is important for someone like m that cooks so much. It reduces strain, I have 4 sets in my kitchen!
These are my FAVE Nordic Ware Sheet Pans, every kitchen should have at least 2 sets of these! I think I have at least 4 of each of these.
This is my favorite pressure cooker, the Fagor is the same concept as the “Instant Pot” but easier to use in my opinion, if you don’t have one you NEED one, it will be your best friend in the kitchen!
A sharp knife is the most important tool in the kitchen, these Japanese steel “Shun” knives are my favorite! And this is a great starter set to build on. Once you try them you will be in love so use this as a foundation you can build on for years to come.
This Scanpan 11″ skillet is just the right size for almost anything you will need to cook and my best friend and a real workhorse in my kitchen, it’s also a great deal at $99. Scanpan is the best in the world for healthy cooking. It is coated with a proprietary ceramic-titanium coating that is durable while allowing you to use fewer fats and oils when cooking. It is a coating only they use. I could talk all day about my love for these pans, message me if you want more info. Here are some other sizes that are available if you are looking to outfit your kitchen with some new goodies. 8″ & 10″ Skillet set or 8″ Skillet, I still need this one for my kitchen Also, I don’t really know how to cook small so the 12.5″ is my other fave!
This giant vat of olive oil is my favorite, I decant it into a smaller bottle for my counter. Or put this spigot on top of a wine bottle!
My favorite baking dish that is so easy to clean even burnt on cheese slides right off!
This Tovolo jar scraper has to be my single favorite kitchen tool, it is definitely the most used tool in my kitchen. If you are NOT a gadget person, this is the only necessity I say is a MUST beyond the wooden spoon.
A great wood spoon is essential, this Olive Wood one is my favorite, I have more than I can count. But can you really ever have too many?
A food scale can be a very important tool in your kitchen, this one is the one I use every day!
If you love Joanna Gaines as much as I do then the ‘Magnolia Table Cookbook’ is a must in your kitchen, get a copy HERE!