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White Bean Basil Hummus
It's hard to become bored with hummus, but every once in awhile I like to put a fun twist on the original recipe. White beans are not only lighter and smoother than chickpeas, but they have a very high concentration of the compound molybdenum, which can help improve gastro-intestinal health, and are packed with antioxidants that can help fight premature aging (among other things) [1]. The addition of basil brings a lightness to the dish — and a delicious aroma. - 1 can cannellini beans - 1 handful of fresh basil leaves - 2 garlic cloves - 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar - 1 tablespoon tahini - 1/2 teaspoon sea salt - 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper - 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil - 1 lemon, juiced What to Do: 1) Blend all ingredients except for in a food processor until smooth, scraping down the sides as you go (about 3 minutes). 2) Serve with a garnish of basil leaves, drizzled olive oil, and freshly ground black pepper. 3) Enjoy with vegetable crudités and flatbread or by the spoonful!
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