Monday, January 4, 2010

Pinto Bean and Zucchini Hummus

  • 1 cup dried pinto beans
  • 5 or 6 sun-dried tomatoes
  • 4 or 5 whole dried red chilies
  • 1 small zucchini, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 tablespoons whole fat yogurt
  • juice from one lemon
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

Rinse the pinto beans and soak overnight in several inches of cold water with a little yogurt whey or lemon juice added. Drain the beans and add to a medium saucepan. Cover with several inches of fresh water, bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 1 hour or until the beans are soft. Drain.

Meanwhile, cover the sun-dried tomatoes and dried red chilies with hot water in a small bowl and soak for 20 minutes. Drain.

Combine the sun-dried tomatoes, chilies, zucchini, garlic, tahini, yogurt and lemon juice in a small bowl. In a food processor, blend with the beans, olive oil and salt until smooth. If necessary, process the mixture in batches. Serve with flatbreads, pitas, crackers or vegetables.

Makes approximately 3 cups of hummus.

from Lisa's Kitchen: Vegetarian Recipes

NOTES: Tried 1/10: meh

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