I grew up with this dish. It was something very inexpensive and filling to keep our tummies happy during the communist era when food was so scarce. We ate it just by itself, but now I like it with pita chips or even tortilla chips. Also, because of modern convenience, instead of spending a lot of time boiling the beans, I like to use canned beans- they save lots of time. The sauteed onion topping is optional, but it makes the dish so much better. Enjoy!
-2 (15 oz each) cans cannellini or great northern beans, rinsed and drained
-2 cloves garlic, peeled
-1 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
-1 tsp or more salt
For onion topping:
-1 small onion, finely diced
-3 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
-2 Tbs tomato paste
-salt and pepper, to taste
Place hummus ingredients in food processor. Pulse on high until well blended. Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed.
Meanwhile, heat the oil in skillet. Add onion and saute for 3-4 minutes or until soft. Add the tomato paste and seasoning. Mix until well blended and cook another minute.
Top humus with onion mixture and enjoy!