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
- 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!
The beet powder gives the hummus a nice pink color and packs additional nutrients. Beet powder can be found at your local grocery store (such as Alfalfa's, Whole Foods, Sprouts, HEB, etc.) in the bulk spice area or the "health foods" area.