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Ringing in the new year calls for luxurious little nibbles and dips. So for a simple but elegant party appetizer recipe, take four ingredients and whip up some White Truffle Parmesan White Bean Hummus.
White Truffle Parmesan White Bean Hummus
Disclosure: I am a Brand Ambassador for Hamilton Beach, and they provided me with a Stack and Snap™ 10 Cup Food Processor to review and one to give away to a reader. No additional compensation was received. As always, all opinions are my own.
Well, you guys, I know you haven’t heard a lot from me for most of the month of December, but I’m ba-ack. Well, kind of. I’ve appreciated all of my amazing bloggy buds stepping into my virtual kitchen and giving you such a wide array of amazing recipes with their awesome guest posts. We have been in the new house for about a month not, and I’m starting to see a teeny tiny light at the end of a very long tunnel. A good portion of our stuff is in cabinets and closets and drawers. I’m not going to say that it is organized yet, but it’s better than trying to find stuff in boxes. Especially with the way it was packed. I know the movers wee trying to distribute weight evenly, but this is kind of how things went.
- Rip tape off of box.
- Dig under a pile of paper, unwrap, unwrap, unwrap.
- Find one small bowl that I use as a photography prop. Assume the entire box contains photography props, so set it aside for now.
- Wonder where my (cornstarch/balsamic vinegar/quinoa/brown rice/rice cooker/oatmeal) is.
- Dig through several other boxes that contain about 75% paper and 25% actual stuff. Find 6 of my 10 coffee mugs.
- Find forks. FORKS!!
- Go back to original box. Dig out some more photography props and set on a table.
- Find frying pans. PANS!!
- Put away pans. Don’t like them intuit cabinet, so move to another cabinet.
- Continue digging in the same box.
- Find oatmeal. OATMEAL!!
- Pull another 49874987459482 sheets of paper out of box.
- Box is now empty, but table is covered with photography props and floor is covered with paper.
- I now have forks (FORKS!), pans (PANS!), and oatmeal (OATMEAL!), but can’t walk to the stove to cook anything, nor can I eat at the table.
- Shove paper in box. It no longer fits in the box it came from, even though all contents that were packed in the box have been removed.
- Get lectured by The Hubby that I should flatten out and fold the paper so that I fit more in the box than I actually removed from the box.
- Repeat with sheets (SHEETS!).
- Repeat with towels (TOWELS!).
You know what else showed up on my new front porch the day I arrived. A brand spanking new Stack and Snap™ 10 Cup Food Processor from Hamilton Beach! Luckily I was able to find the beans. And the truffle oil. Because, you know, priorities…
Can I tell you, I am totally loving this new Stack and Snap™ 10 Cup Food Processor! Honestly, I was a little skeptical. I had a big, heavy duty one, and I wasn’t sure how this one would “stack up” to the competition. Despite boasting a large ten cup capacity, it’s compact appearance made it seem small. I didn’t think it would fit, but I used the shredding blade to make a double batch of Cauli-Tots, and it easily held and entire head’s worth of cauliflower shreds. And yet somehow it’s not too big. With my old one, I suppose because of the shape and orientation of the blade, if I was making up some hummus or white bean dip with only a single can of beans of chickpeas, it seemed like it wasn’t full enough, and I had to keep scraping down the sides in order to get an even consistency. That was not the case with this food processor.
It also whipped up these beans and shredded that cauliflower in no time. I also loved that you could stack it all together and press the power button, but it doesn’t activate until the food pusher is in place in the feed tube. So I don’t have to worry about safety (I have lots of little fingers around this house, plus I can be pretty accident-prone myself), nor did I have to turn it off and on every time I wanted to load more into the feed tube. Plus the Big Mouth feed tube meant I didn’t have to chop my cauliflower into tiny pieces in order to feed it in and shred it up.
On my old food processor, there was nothing to lock the blade onto within the bowl itself, so when you removed the blade, there was basically a hole in the bottom of the bowl such that if you had more than an inch and a half or so of contents in the food processor, it would spill out of that hole as soon as you removed the blade. This bowl is completely sealed, so no spilling or leaking. I was very happy to see this!
Finally, is is also fairly light, so even though I keep mine in a low cabinet, it isn’t as difficult to take in an out as my old heavy one, so I definitely see myself using it more. But because of its suction cup feet, it’s not vibrating and moving all over your counter when you have it running.
I am definitely super excited that the Stack and Snap™ 10 Cup Food Processor has a home in my new kitchen!
I am also a total fan of White Truffle Parmesan White Bean Hummus. I love using white beans in hummus-type dips because they blend up super smooth without a ton of oil, or the need to remove the skins, which you sometimes have to do in order to make a very smooth chickpea hummus. Also, since I was using truffle oil, which has a rich, strong flavor, I didn’t want to use a ton of it. Nor did I want to mask the flavor by adding additional unflavored olive oil. That is the beauty of truffle oil – since truffles themselves are so expensive, it’s a more affordable way to get that indulgent, umami flavor. Some parmesan cheese (preferable a good Parmigiano-Reggiano if you are really going to go for the gusto) for a little sharp bite and lemon juice to cut the richness and add a bit of acidity and you have a total high-end appetizer dip that’ll knock the socks off of your friends and make them think you’re all fancy-pants and stuff, when all you did was whiz up four ingredients in your food processor.
Chop some veggies, break out some crackers or crostini and pop a cork on a bottle of Prosecco and your swanky New Year’s Eve party is good to go!
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What are you most looking forward to in 2015?
White Truffle Parmesan White Bean Hummus
- One 15 oz. can small white beans drained (reserve a small amount of the liquid in case you need to add to your dip to adjust the consistency) and rinsed
- ¼ cup parmesan cheese
- 2 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 Tablespoon white truffle oil plus 1 teaspoon for drizzling over the top, if desired
- salt and pepper to taste
- A few shaved pieces of parmesan for garnish if desired
- Veggies crackers, crostini, etc. for dipping
- Combine the drained beans, parmesan, lemon juice, and truffle oil in a food processor in puree until smooth. Add a little of the reserved bean liquid, if desired to reach your preferred consistency.
- Add salt a pepper to taste, pulsing the food processor a few time to mix in thoroughly.
- Garnish with a drizzle of additional truffle oil and shaved parmesan, if desired.
- Serve with veggies, crackers, or crostini for dipping.
Need some more simple dips to make in your new food processor?
- Spinach Parmesan White Bean Dip
- Maple Walnut Sweet Potato Hummus
- Peanut Butter & Jelly Cookie Dough Dip
Plus here are a few from my friends…
- Feta and Roasted Red Pepper Dip from Noshing with the Nolan’s
- Avocado Lime Goat Cheese Dip from The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
- Basil and Sundried Tomato Hummus from Ruffles & Truffles
I am looking forward to gardening this year!
I am looking forward to continuing to grow my blog – and to the good recipes that are posted here!
I’m looking forward to continuing to improving my blog and blogging skill in 2015 – and to lots of good recipes here!
To continue watching my toddler grow and blossom 🙂
In 2015 I am most looking forward to travelling abroad!
I am most looking forward to getting married in 1 month in Vegas!!!
I am looking forward to my renewed health after recent surgery, and hopefully a better job opportunity.
I’m looking forward to trying new things in 2015. I’m also looking forward to putting almost all of 2014 into the rear-view mirror.
I’m most looking forward to feeling healthier and cooking more.
I am most looking forward to living a healthier lifestyle in 2015!! (:
I am looking forward to my husband starting a new job and us getting back on our feet this year.
I’m looking forward to turning 40, my wife and I are taking a trip to celebrate our milestone!
im looking forward to being healthier and getting off all my meds!
This year I am hopeful that we’ll be able to move to a warmer state, maybe even to a house with a more workable kitchen.
2015 should be a great year for gardening, canning, cooking and being with family!
I am looking forward to my wedding in Fall 2015!
so many things will be exciting in the new year. 5 weddings, my one year anniversary with my husband, I will be starting my own blog, and buying a house. So many positive and happy things to loo forward to.
I am looking forward to get my home finished being insulated and dry wall done
2015 will be the year we finally finish remodeling our house. After 7 years, I’m looking forward to it!
Getting my own place to live .
In 2015, I’m looking forward to the Spring planting season.
I’m looking forward to a back surgery and hoping to walk on my own.
I am looking forward to having my baby at the end of January.
I’m looking forward to our first “real” family vacation. Getting on a plane, staying in a hotel, etc. Not just a cheap staycation. Nothing wrong with those, but it is what we’ve always done.
Looking forward to finding a job.
I am looking forward to a rewarding Bible study.
I am looking forward to losing 10 pounds!
I’m looking forward to a healthier and happier year.
I’m most looking forward to the new adventures 2015 will bring, and hopefully, the culmination of all the hard work I’ve put in to healing and growing over the last year.
Looking forward to building a new solar house on my land.
Im looking forward to family, friends, and neighbors all coming together, in peace, compassion and love.
I’m looking forward to having a job as much of last year I didn’t and being able to maybe take my kids on a weekend trip.
A fresh year in my new home raising my family.
I am looking forward to finally going back to school in the evenings.
I’m most looking forward to the birth of my son! He is due on the 4th of January. =)
I look forward to enjoying the year with my husband and girls.
2015 is going to bring us another college graduation, and a wedding. It’s going to be an exciting new year!
I’m looking forward to crafting in the new year. I plan on doing those projects I keep putting off. I also look forward to updating our kitchen a bit.
I am looking forward to going home to Ohio with my kids for my parents 50th wedding anniversary.
Celebrating my youngest daughter’s first birthday.
Would love to have my husband healthy again. He has been having food issues since 2011 when he had a major operation to remove part of his intestine. Have started an organice life style because of the chemicals in foods.
I’m looking forward to getting healthy for 2015!
I’m looking forward to being my lowest weight since having children! Almost there!
I’m looking forward to another year of writing. 🙂
I would love to have this!
Meeting one nice person to hang out with. It would be great.
I’m looking forward to a healthier year for my husband and I.
At this point in time I am most looking forward to Jan. 11 when my husband and I celebrate our 29th wedding anniversary by attending the wedding of a young lady that we refer to as our “extra daughter number 2” (her older sister being extra daughter number 1). Our whole family (6 daughters and a son-in-law) will be attending. We are so excited!
Im looking forward to a happier and healthier new year.
Oh yes please.
I am looking forward to my small family’s first “real” family vacation!!
looking forward to more time to cook since my son will be in school all day!
In 2015 I am most looking forward to getting work done on the house this summer…it is much needed!!!
A healthier year. Continuing to loose weight and taking better care of myself.
What a beautiful machine…and yummy recipe 🙂
I’m hoping to finally get my brother’s estate finished and everything sold/dumped.
I am most looking forward to a new year without all of the tragedy that our family experience in 2014.
I am looking forward to getting married!
1-ugh moving, so glad you’re done!
2-I’ve never had white bean hummus, does it pretty much taste the same?
3-I LOVE TRUFFLE OIL!
We are moving to a new city, same state but still new city so I guess a fresh start : )
New Beginnings..as this past year was a drag..so any thing pretty much will be better.. 🙂
I’m looking forward to a vacation!
This bean dip looks great! This machine would make great pesto!
What I’m looking forward to most in 2015 is expanding my blog, sharing more and trying new things!
YUM, I love truffle everythinggggg
I am looking forward to seeing my son walk, his therapists are amazing and I know he will walk in 2015. Merry Christmas.
My husband graduating from EMT school
I;’m looking forward to Dave Matthews Band 2015 tour dates.
I’m most looking forward to finding a job and putting my son into a good daycare! I would love for him to start learning more and making friends.
I am most excited about starting my new position! And planning my sister’s wedding!
I just moved into a new place with a nicer kitchen, so the thing I’m most looking forward to in the new year is entertaining! I’m already putting together party menus.
I am looking forward to moving into a new place and learning yoga.
It’s a new year; a clean slate!
This hummus looks perfect for all of the snacking I will be doing this weekend!
looking forward to running a 5k
I’m looking forward to my new job.
Im looking forward to warm weather.
This past year was a rough one for my family so I am hoping 2015 will be better! Peace and health : )
I am looking forward to moving to a new house.
being rid of all the old and trying something new just for me! putting me first for once in my life…a new life! 🙂
I’m looking forward to our family vacation to New York!
I am having a baby in February so I’m looking forward to seeing his face for the first time.
Hopefully a new job if all works out which will give me more family time
Well it’s not original but i am looking forward to getting more organized in 2015! Thank you
I’m looking forward to trying new recipes like a hummus dip.
In 2015, I look forward to family gatherings, my eldest son’s marriage, and good health!
I am so looking forward to travel with my family and new and exciting opportuinities for my blog. Your dip looks amazing and thanks for including ours!! I will be sharing!!
I am so hoping to spent some time at home, working in my garden.
I’m looking forward to a lot more time in the kitchen. I want to learn how to make bread and pasta,
A happy life with fewer problems. Love your giveaway. Thanks so much.
I am looking forward to the warmer weather and getting out of the house and going to the park with my son and dog, and getting to ride my bike again. I love the warm weather!
I am looking forward to just having a better 2015; 2014 was terrible.
I’m looking forward to celebrating my first anniversary 🙂
In 2015, I am looking forward to time with my family, especially after my mom completes her radiation and chemo treatments. I have a new grandson and a young niece to enjoy.
The new year always brings a feeling of a fresh start. Looking forward to a healthier year