Lupini Hummus- appetite suppressant

30 Jan

I’ve recently discovered the Lupini ‘bean’ and have been researching all the health benefits of eating them.  This ‘bean’ is actually a seed from the lupine plant so they do take a long time to soften and simmering in a salt brine is essential to removing any bitterness.  I used the small/sweet variety and it cuts down the cooking time- which is still substantial but being that they’re a ‘power food’, they’re really worth it.  One serving has- 30% of daily fiber, 30% of daily protein, lowest Glycemic Index of any grain and research backs its ability to be a natural appetite suppressant.  All this and it tastes great- what’s not to love?  Enjoy!














1+ 1/2 cups dried lupini beads, small/ sweet*
2 tablespoons salt
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 large, sweet onion, chopped
2 tablespoon olive oil
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2  teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup olive oil


1. Soak dried beans in 6 cups of water, overnight.
2. Drain beans and add 6 cups of fresh water.  Bring to a boil and lower to a simmer for 1 hour.  Drain, replace water and add 2 tablespoons of salt.  Bring to a boil and simmer for another hour.
3. Fry garlic and onions in olive oil.
4. Drain beans and add to food processor with onions and garlic.  Grind until mixture is broken down.  Scrape down sides frequently.
5. Add all other items.  Continue to grind until smooth.  Serve warm.

*Dried beans double in size so if you opt for the canned version to save time, use 3 cups .

4 Responses to “Lupini Hummus- appetite suppressant”

  1. E. Baron January 30, 2011 at 10:52 am #

    Nice idea, and a good reminder that beans in general are great pureed as a spread, and nutritious too. I’ll be trying this one!

  2. Alec May 10, 2013 at 7:58 am #

    What about the shells? Did you leave them on?

    • KMcQ May 10, 2013 at 9:01 pm #

      Great question! Yes you leave the shell on- the small lupini have a thinner shell (large lupini do need to be shelled). Some shells float to the top in the boiling and you can skim those off, but the small lupini grind up well in the food processor and the skin is a great source of fiber. Just make sure they are ground well before adding the 1/2 cup of olive oil and lemon otherwise the hummus will be lumpy.


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