Fabulous little frugal addition to wraps, pita, and even dairy-free pizza (for those of you who need to go dairy-free but don’t want to buy soy “cheese.” I feel your pain).
My mom deserves all the credit for this one. One day we were making fillings to go in wraps for lunch, and we decided that we didn’t want to use lunch meat (not the healthiest meat, one of the more expensive, and Chris likes it more so I’ll save it for him). I had some cooked white beans in the fridge, so my mom whipped out the frying pan, sautéed some garlic with olive oil, and before I knew it, voila! Healthy, tasty wrap filling. And it literally costs pennies.
This white bean hummus has a mild, garlicky flavor that adds a little more substance to wraps that have lots of veggies. Some of my favorite vegetables to use are cucumbers, shredded carrot, tomatoes, lettuce, spinach, and peppers.
White Bean Hummus
Makes enough hummus for 2-4 wraps or one medium pizza
- 1 T. Olive oil
- 1 Clove minced garlic
- 1 1/2 C. Cooked great northern beans
- Sauté garlic in olive oil in small frying pan
- Add beans, salt, and pepper, using a spatula to combine them with the garlic and mash the beans into spreading consistency
Use this spread in two ways:
- Spread it onto a tortilla or pita and add vegetables of your choice (some of my favorites: cucumbers, shredded carrot, peppers, lettuce, spinach, and tomatoes)
- Spread over pizza dough and sauce. Sprinkle with other pizza toppings as desired (of course I leave out the cheese, since this is my dairy-free version.)