Butter Bean Hummus

From The Grocery in Charleston, SC

Butter Bean Hummus

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    3 cups cooked butter beans - preferably fresh, save the liquid Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    3/4 cup tahini paste (sesame paste) 1 Tbsp. ground cumin
    1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil Zest and juice of two lemons
    3 cloves garlic, grated with a microplane 1/2 bunch parsley, picked, blanched and shocked in an ice bath


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    • 1

      In a blender, combine the blanched parsley, cumin, garlic, and the lemon zest and juice.

    • 2

      Puree on high speed, adding just enough of the liquid from the butter beans to get the mixture pureed into a smooth paste. Season with a little salt and freshly ground black pepper.

    • 3

      Add the tahini and butter beans and process until smooth. Add just enough of the liquid from the butter beans to make the mixture smooth, about two or three tablespoons.

    • 4

      Turn the blender on low and slowly add the olive oil until is emulsifies.

    • 5

      Taste and adjust seasoning as needed, adding more lemon, cumin, salt and/or pepper to taste. To serve, place the mixture in a bowl, drizzle with a little olive oil and add a pinch of smoked paprika. Serve with your favorite flatbread or pita chips.

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