What’s in NOC’s Famous Chattooga River Two-Bean Hummus?
What makes NOC Chattooga River Rafting Trips so special? Is it the exciting Class III-IV rapids? The untouched, serene wilderness setting? Well, it is all of that - plus our famous two-bean hummus!
If you have been on an NOC Chattooga River Rafting trip you know one of the trip highlights is our riverside lunch complete with our delicious two-bean hummus. After paddling technical and adventurous rapids like Bulls Sluice and the renown Five Falls, guests, vegetarians and otherwise, love to refuel. Loaded with fat-free protein to keep your energy up, our hummus is a peppery spread perfect for a sandwich or dipping with carrots, celery and crackers.
And now you can make it at home! This recipe makes enough for 6-7 raft trips. The Chattooga Chef recommends using Number 10 cans of beans, rinsed.
I. In food processor, pulse:
a. 1/2 an onion
b. 3 Tablespoons garlic
II. Add the following ingredients and pulse:
a. 4 Tablespoons lemon juice
b. 1 teaspoon black pepper
c. 1 teaspoon salt
d. 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
e. 2 teaspoons cumin
f. 1/4 cup parsley
III. Add the following and pulse again
a. 2/3 can black beans
b. 1/3 cup garbanzo beans
c. 1/3 cup tahini
IV. At this point, pulse to the desired consistency. You can add in some of the black bean water if the mixture is too thick - but remember, too thick a consistency is not good.
The next time you're in need of a healthy, fuel-packed snack, re-live your Chattooga adventure. Haven't tasted our hummus for yourself? Reserve your spot on a Chattooga River Rafting adventure.
-NOC Staff Report
July 22, 2014 | Wesser, NC