Would any of you guys benefit from a Taobao link post?! I’m really getting the hang of using to Taobao (basically Chinese Amazon) and I didn’t know if any of my readers live in China or plan to live in China and would love to see what kinds of food products and household products I’m able to buy on-line as an expat living in China.
I seriously don’t know what I’d do without Taobao. Survive, yes, but having access to so many more products has made living in China so much easier and enjoyable. Buying food off Taobao also makes our diet more varied and healthy so I definitely am thankful for that as well.
Another thing I love about Taobao is how quickly things are delivered to our apartment. Items usually come a couple days after I order them and definitely within the week. This sometimes keeps me from having to make longer trips to Walmart or other farther away stores, because I know I can have my brown rice or whatever I’m ordering in a day or so.
Ah, Taobao. I just love you!
I wouldn’t have been able to make this White Bean Hummus if it wasn’t for Taobao. Dried beans are easy to find in our city, but there are only certain kinds. Not long after we moved here I tried to cook my own beans and they were on the stove, post soaking, for almost 4 hours. 4 HOURS! Ain’t nobody got time for that! After that experience I started to look into pressure cookers and canned beans on Taobao, both of which I found and have made my life so much easier.
Even though I have a pressure cooker I also like to have canned beans on hand for days when I need something quick. The other week we were going to our friends birthday party and I needed a quick side dish to share. I’ve made hummus so so many times, but never with white beans, and after making this White Bean Hummus I am officially hooked.
It’s extra creamy and the zest from the lemon and the healthy fats from the tahini make it the perfect snack or condiment for savory meals. It was a hit at the party and I hope you all enjoy this simple White Bean Hummus recipe too!
- 2 cans white beans, drained and rinsed
- 6 tablespoon tahini
- 6 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 3 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1-1½ teaspoon salt
- 1-3 tablespoons water (optional)
- Place all of the ingredients, except for the water, into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth
- If the hummus is too thick for your liking, add water 1 tablespoon at a time until you get the desired consistency.
- The hummus will be thicker the less water you add, so add water slowly or not at all!
- Store the hummus in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.