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Hummus Help: Alternative Recipes?

jngc Apr 18, 2008 01:14 AM

I used to eat hummus, until... I became fatally allergic to chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans). I've been looking all over for an alternative recipe that uses something else (fava beans? white beans?). Black beans just don't do the job... anyone got any ideas?

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  1. luckyfatima RE: jngc Apr 18, 2008 02:26 AM

    The word hummus in Arabic literally means chickpeas, so if you were to make it with another legume, it would cease to be hummus. There are similar legume dips made with other types of beans. You could do an Italian white bean, or a broad bean (fool/foul it rhymes with the English word meaning imbecile). You could google fool recipes. I happen to love fool and I usually do it with the canned ones because boiling from scratch is trickier than with other legumes. Then I fry garlic tomatoes, and mild fresh green chilies and mash the fool in with salt and a little bit of olive oil. Pretty yummy with pita bread for breakfast.

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      mark RE: jngc Apr 18, 2008 05:05 AM

      try lima beans. google for lima bean dip or hummus.

      1. mrsjenpeters RE: jngc Apr 18, 2008 06:49 AM

        how about babaganoush? it's different but in the same vein.

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          Sean RE: mrsjenpeters Apr 18, 2008 06:52 AM

          White Bean Dip: Giada


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            Jetgirly RE: Sean Aug 24, 2008 05:02 PM

            I do a similar one with cannellini beans, lots of fresh sage, toasted pine nuts, tahini, lemon juice and a bulb of roasted garlic. It's from the Rebar Modern Food Cookbook (www.rebarmodernfood.com).

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            alkapal RE: mrsjenpeters Apr 18, 2008 04:39 PM

            yes, babaganoush -- and no legumes! but a member of the nightshade family -- eggplant -- no? i love "baba g" and make tons when the farmer's market is flush with eggplants!

          3. scubadoo97 RE: jngc Apr 18, 2008 07:57 AM

            Allergy to chickpea is associated with allergy to other legumes with allergy to lentil being the most frequently reported cross-reaction. So be careful with the use of other legumes.

            1. FoodFuser RE: jngc Apr 19, 2008 05:07 AM

              Black eyed peas make a great hummus.

              Each year, on Jan 7th, I stock up on a case of canned peas, marked down (20 cents a can this year) after the traditional New years Day Hoppin' John.


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                lexpatti RE: jngc Apr 19, 2008 07:56 AM

                oh my goodness, edamamme hummus is the BEST!!!!! (and beautifully presented)

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                  alkapal RE: lexpatti Apr 19, 2008 02:25 PM

                  lexpatti, recipe into bookmarks. love edamame!

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                    coll RE: alkapal Aug 26, 2008 02:07 AM

                    I was going to say edamame too, it comes out great (although very green).

                2. Jen76 RE: jngc Apr 19, 2008 08:01 AM

                  I've made "hummus" with Cannellini beans, fresh garlic, tahini, olive oil, and lemon juice. Turns out decent. Be careful with canned beans though. They tend to be very salty, in my experience.

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                    maplesugar RE: Jen76 Aug 25, 2008 10:54 PM

                    Jen76 look for Eden Foods beans, they're low/no sodium and in foodsafe tins http://www.edenfoods.com/store/produc... :)

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