Yankee Hummus aka. North of Boston Bean Dip

By November 30, 2012Beans, Recipes

Yankee Hummus aka. North of Boston Bean Dip
courtesy of CSA member, Christen F.

The following recipe just substitutes locally grown ingredients for the chickpeas, tahini*, and lemon juice in traditional hummus.


  • 1 c cooked beans (preferably cranberry, but roman, or pinto work, too)
  • ¼ c strong broth (as in:  ¼ c. water with a bouillon cube meant for a pint of broth)
  • 2T sunflower seed butter (or to taste)
  • 1 t. cider vinegar (or to taste)


  1. Mash, mill, or puree beans by your favored method.  If using a blender or food processor, add broth to beans before blending.  If mashing with a fork or milling in a food mill, add broth to mashed/milled beans.
  2. Stir in sunflower seed butter, then vinegar.
  3.  If serving to little kids, nursing moms, or the elderly, serve it as is.  Otherwise season to taste:  onions, garlic, cumin, coriander, whatever.

*Actually, sesame seeds and peanuts grow at least as far North as the mid-Atlantic region (e.g.,  in the garden at Philipburg Manor , Tarrytown NY).


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