Tuscan Hummus

Today we are talking sides and dessert for your picnic and I have a delicious recipe for you that you can take along with you.  It’s a tuscan hummus recipe that I adapted from one I found in my Wasatch Woman section of my newspaper.  It has all those fantastic tuscan flavors in it.  Hummus really is easy to make and this was my first attempt at it.  You basically toss it in you food processor and blend until nice and smooth.

Here are some other great picnic sides (I tried to not include any mayo or cream items to be food safe on your picnic):

Quick Fruit Salad

Summer Bean Salad

Orzo Salad

Cucumber Salad

Peachy Fruit Salad

Frog Eye Salad

Fiesta Pasta Salad (just omit the chicken for a side dish)

Marinated Zucchini

Black Bean and Pineapple Salsa

Black Bean and Corn Salsa

And don’t forget dessert (I tried to not do anything that could get melted):

Sunny Peanut Butter Chews

Speedy Brownies

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Bars

Oats and Everything Bars

Zesty Lemon Cookies

Easy Sugar Cookies (no frosting needed)

Peanut Butter Cookies

Tuscan Hummus

  • 1 (15 oz) cannellini or Great Northern Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/3 grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Tahini paste
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp. dried rosemary
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil plus extra for garnish if desired

1. Combine all ingredient except olive oil in food processor.  Process until smooth

2. Turn on processor and drizzle in oil to get a thick and smooth consistency.  Wrap tightly and chill until ready to use.

3.  Serve with cut up vegetables, pita chips or my favorite Tostitos corn chips.

14 comments on “Tuscan Hummus

  • Parmesan cheese quantity information is incomplete
    (1/3 what (cup, bottle, ?)

    I also can’t figure out how to print recipe easily. There’s a link to open a different recipe (Hawaiian Sweet and Sour Sausage)

  • Parmesan cheese quantity information is incomplete
    (1/3 what (cup, bottle, ?)

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  • What a great option when the original hummus gets bit botring with time.

  • I have never made hummus, mainly b/c I did not want to buy tahini not knowing it’s shelf life but I really need to start b/c we gobble hummus up

  • I need to make homemade hummus! I love it so much.

  • Oooh, this looks yummy! I just made sweet potato hummus the other day but I’ve never made anything like this. Thanks!

  • Yum – that looks great! I’ve still yet to make my own hummus. What is stopping me?!

  • This made me drool just a little

  • Yes! Now I know what I can take to our family picnic tonight! They always look to me to bring something healthy!

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