Looking for an easy, healthy, and appealing appetizer to bring to a holiday gathering? Look no further than our white bean hummus deviled eggs. Because, seriously, who doesn’t love deviled eggs?
Throwing a twist on the traditional dish by filling them with white bean hummus will turn these eggs from old fashioned to a party centerpiece—and amp up the health benefits, too. Because the real star of these white bean hummus deviled eggs is the cannellini bean.
Cannellini beans contain something called an amylase inhibitor, which slows or stops your body from absorbing carbohydrates. A supplement based on these little white beans was clinically shown to help people lose weight. Additionally, the amylase inhibitor from white beans can reduce blood sugar levels and lower the risk of diabetes.
Cannellini beans are a bit of a double whammy when it comes to diabetes, in fact, due to their high fiber content. And their high fiber also makes them a good component in a heart healthy diet. Interestingly, white bean extract has also been shown to reduce triglyceride levels. So, when it comes to the health of your blood and heart, these little beans are a great choice.
If you want to get fancy when filling these eggs with the white bean hummus, you can use a pastry bag to form the filling into peaks. But using a fork to make crisscross patterns works well, too, and allows for easier clean-up.
White Bean Hummus Deviled Eggs
Hard boiled eggs (as many as desired). Boil the eggs, peel, slice in half and discard the yolks.
You’ll need about 3 Tbsp. of hummus per whole egg.
For the hummus:
2 (15 oz.) cans cannellini beans (choose no-salt-added or low-sodium beans and rinse and drain well before use)
3 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. lemon juice (plus zest of 1 lemon, if desired)
2 Tbsp. water
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tsp. ground cumin
2 to 3 cloves garlic (saute the garlic for about 1 minute in the olive oil for a milder garlic flavor)
1. Add all of the ingredients to the base of a food processer. Process until smooth.
*Yield is 2 cups hummus.