Condiment Time ~ White Bean-Chive Hummus

by on August 22, 2011

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A favorite pastime of my youngest sister when were growing up was to grab a handful of the chives that my mom grew in a container in our backyard, eat them and then coming running up to my middle sister and I, breathing a loud “HHHHHHiiiiiiii!!!” in our direction. Despite that rather “fragrant” introduction to chives I’m still a big fan of them, for their gentle oniony flavor as well the fact that they look like bright green herb sprinkles when you chop them. When I was considering how to bring bright, herbal flavors to White Bean Hummus chives and parsley both immediately jumped to mind. That pale green hue lets you know right away that you’re in for something fresh tasting.Hummus is also one of those wonder spreads that makes a perfect healthy substitute for ingredients like cheese or mayonnaise on a sandwich. Not that we have anything against either of these things on this blog (in fact, we exalt them) but from time to time it’s nice to lighten things up a little. Later this week I’ll share with you the incredible tartine I made with this hummus.

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1 Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. August 22, 2011 at 4:26 pm

looks fabulous!!

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2 Maria August 22, 2011 at 4:29 pm

I love hummus-will have to try this recipe next!

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3 Jeanette August 22, 2011 at 6:55 pm

Love the green herbs in this hummus, much brighter and prettier than the regular brown hummus!
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4 Cookin' Canuck August 22, 2011 at 8:18 pm

Ha! You and I could have hung out when we were kids. I used to gobble up the chives in our backyard (drove my mum nuts). This hummus looks like a wonderful way to use the fragrant plant.

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5 myFudo August 23, 2011 at 2:29 am

Looks marvelous. Love the presentation. Nice blog.
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6 Little Sis August 23, 2011 at 9:42 am

I was remembering my chive days recently! You guys loved my surprise greetings :-) I have white beans in the cabinet. I’ll try this one for lunch this week!

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7 Kathy August 23, 2011 at 10:15 am

Ha! I knew this would let me know whether you really read my blog, lol. :-)

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8 DessertForTwo August 23, 2011 at 10:34 am

Hehe what a cute story :)

I love a good twist on hummus. Plus, I have chives in the garden! Gotta make this for lunch!
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9 Kelly August 23, 2011 at 11:29 am

This looks fantastic, love your photos!! :)
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10 Eliana August 23, 2011 at 6:15 pm

Hmmm – this does look like the perfect spread for just about any sandwich. Can’t wait to give this recipe a try.

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11 Celeste August 24, 2011 at 1:49 pm

Y.U.M. Seriously! It’s not gonna make it until tonight for the grilled veggie tartine…I think I need to make a second batch or reconsider our dinner menu!!

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12 Kathy August 24, 2011 at 3:08 pm

I’m so glad you liked it! Yeah, better go for the second batch. :-)

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13 Feast on the Cheap August 24, 2011 at 3:50 pm

This is the snack i need RIGHT NOW. Looks fabulous!
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14 tami October 23, 2011 at 5:27 am

the texture and the color here are incredible – no doubt the flavors are, as well. bookmarking this to make! thanks, kathy :)

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