I love hummus and my husband loves bean dip, but he doesn’t like chickpeas. Every time I cook pinto or Anasazi beans, he begs for bean dip, but I want something that is a little more than just dip. After a little experimentation, I came up with a recipe that we both love. It is gluten and dairy free, but always check canned or packed ingredients to be sure they are gluten/dairy free.
Anasazi beans are common in the Southwest and are considered an heirloom variety that has been grown here for centuries. I’ve grown them in my garden and they grew much better than other varieties. They are very similar to pinto beans in taste, but when raw have big reddish brown and white spots. They are a little softer than pintos and cook more quickly at this high altitude (6,500 ft).
We eat this as a meal on chips with other toppings to make nachos. We also just scoop it out of a bowl with crackers or chips for a snack. I’ve eaten it on bagels topped with a little smoked salmon and loved it though smoked salmon may be an acquired taste for some people. We spread it on flour tortillas (gluten free or regular) and eat as is or stack on more veggies and/or meat to make a wrap sandwich or soft taco. I like it on crackers with a little dollop of one of my veggie ferments on top. It is also good using something like fresh cucumber slices to scoop it up. Lots of possibilities!
I’ve made it with raw pumpkin seeds but it left little crunchie bits in the hummus. Boiling them for 15 minutes fixed that but if you don’t mind little crunchies, you can skip the boiling or soaking.
I've also made it with black beans and it was equally good, though I would drain and rinse them before adding to the food processor. I have not yet tried it with white beans, but I'm sure that is in the future.
Let me know in the comments if you try it or try variations of it. Enjoy!!
Anasazi Bean Hummus
I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 1982 and have been gluten free ever since. I went dairy free two years ago. I share recipes, craft patterns, life philosophies and thoughts on this blog. This is just my story. In no way should it be taken as medical advice because every individual is different. There are also a few affiliate links for products I use and recommend. I make a tiny amount of money if you buy something and it in no way changes the price you pay.
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