Butter Bean Hummus

Sticking to a budget? This butter bean hummus is perfect for that. It can be served together with my smokey red pepper dip, or alone.

Smokey Red Pepper Dip With A Butter Bean Hummus
Smokey Red Pepper Dip With A Butter Bean Hummus
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For those of you who fly on a regular basis you will know it costs more to book one way tickets than return flights. Dave and I have saved up our air miles for the past 4 years. Our aim was to be able to fly business class to London. The only problem was that British Airways release 2 seats per flight. And had we waited for the return flight to open, someone might have already scooped them up. So I took the risk and purchased them using our air miles. The cost of the taxes was slightly more than what we would have paid for half of an economy class flight so that was not too bad. I then had to wait 12 days to book our return flight. We did not have enough miles to fly back home business class but that is maybe a good thing.

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We would not want to get used to the lie flat seats as our budget will not stretch to flying that class. I did however manage to get us Premium Economy seats on the way back. The kicker was that the taxes cost more than the outward journey. But that was to be expected. We decided that we would pay for our seats and not risk waiting until check in to choose free seats. We like to sit together, with Dave at the window seat and me next to the aisle. The extra cost meant we have spent a fraction more than what we would have, had we booked our usual return seats in the cattle class. But the experience will be so worth it for sure. Have you flown business class and which seat do you prefer when you fly?

Smokey Red Pepper Dip With A Butter Bean Hummus

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Butter Bean Hummus

You can loosen the consistency by adding water
Recipe Category: Condiments
Makes enough for: 1 batch hummus
All Rights Reserved: an original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 1 x 400g tin butter beans, rinsed and drained
  • 15 mls tahini
  • 90 mls olive oil
  • 15 mls lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and lightly crushed
  • 2.5 mls fine salt


  • Place alll of the ingredients into a stick blender jug
  • Process until the mixture is smooth
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8 thoughts on “Butter Bean Hummus

  1. I have never flown business class, Tandy. I refuse to pay that much. We have flown premium economy and it is much better for Terence. He needs a bit more space than economy allows for as he is 6ft 2.

  2. Your experience on planes is similar to ours, though our carrier is usually Delta. We have recently been paying for the seats with a bit more leg room. They are also near the front of the low-class seats, so you don’t have to wait as long to deplane. It’s worth it! We have once bought seats with the lie-flat feature and it was wonderful, but it is usually out of our budget.

    best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

  3. Big sigh! I only wish we could afford to fly with a family of 5, but that’s no doable! It would be around 6 thousand just to fly to Florida, ridiculous! I like this frugal recipe and the idea of using your red pepper dip with it.

  4. We love humus and different takes on the dish, but not had butter bean. Prior to retiring I traveled extensively and was blessed to work for a company that allowed me to fly business class when traveling outside my home country. My favorite business class was Emirates Air, fantastic service.

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