Happy Valentine’s day everyone!! How could I skip celebrating Valentine’s day – a holiday whose official color is pink? This year, I’m playing around with all foods pink, starting with this SUPER easy 4 ingredient white bean hummus. Easy, protein and nutrient packed, and delicious! Give it a try!
Traditional hummus is made with garbanzo beans and accented with garlic, lemon, and salt. For my white bean hummus, I used cannellini beans which have a milder flavor and a smoother texture when blended. I simply seasoned with some lemon juice and salt – letting the flavors speak for themselves. For a fun pop of color and some extra nutrients, I blended in some beet powder. A little goes a long way! You can find beet powder in your local grocery store near the smoothies and health foods or bulk spice sections. I bought mine at Whole Foods. It works wonders in this hummus, in smoothies, juices, and even water!
To make the festive breakfast you see below, I used a cookie cutter to cut heart shape pieces of whole wheat bread and then toasted them. Remember to toast the bread – if you spread the hummus on regular bread, it will become soggy! I also plated the rest of the hummus in a festive heart shaped bowl and served with crackers and veggies. What a yummy treat!
4 Ingredient White Bean Hummus
A quick and colorful 4 ingredient white bean hummus to brighten anyone’s day! Try it with crackers, veggies, toast, and much more!!
- 1 can cannellini beans (white kidney beans, navy beans, or butter beans work too)
- Lemon juice
- 2 tsp beet powder
- In a blender, blend together beans and beet powder until smooth. Add 1 tsp of water to start the blending process if the mixture is too dry.
- Add salt and lemon juice to taste and blend thoroughly.
- Serve with crackers, veggies, or spread on toast for a delightful and colorful snack!