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Smoked White Bean Hummus

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  • Dan Rich, of Elgin, showed people attending the Daily Herald's Super Snacks for the Super Bowl event at the Northern Illinois Food Bank, how to make Smoked White Bean Hummus. The recipe comes together in less than 10 minutes.

       Dan Rich, of Elgin, showed people attending the Daily Herald's Super Snacks for the Super Bowl event at the Northern Illinois Food Bank, how to make Smoked White Bean Hummus. The recipe comes together in less than 10 minutes.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

 

2 cans (12 ounces each) white beans

2 teaspoons salt

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Fresh ground pepper

3 cloves garlic, chopped

3-4 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for garnish

3 dashes hot sauce (to taste)

lemon, juice and zest

teaspoon smoked paprika, plus more for garnish

Drain the beans in a colander, reserving half the liquid from one of the cans. Transfer beans into the work bowl of a food processor. Add salt, pepper, garlic, lemon juice and hot sauce and paprika. Pulse until smooth; adding bean liquid if needed.

Add lemon zest, and while the food processor is running slowly drizzle in the olive oil. The consistency will be right when the mixture "comes together" and has a slight sheen to it. Refrigerate for 15 minutes before serving. Serve with crackers and cut vegetables.

Serves 12.

Dan Rich, 2013 Cook of the Year

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