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This white bean hummus recipe is a healthy and delicious twist on the classic chickpea dip. Made with creamy white beans, fresh garlic, tangy lemon juice, and fragrant herbs, this hummus is a perfect appetizer or snack.
Step by step photos and instructions below!
This is one my favorite healthy dip recipes. It’s easy to make in just a few minutes and can be served with pretty much anything you want (see the notes for suggestions). It makes a healthy snack, delicious appetizer or sandwich spread.
This is a great recipe to make your own! It has a creamy texture, mild flavor and is very easy to adapt to your personal tastes.
I like to mix it up differently every time, using different herbs and spices to change the flavor profile. Since the white beans are so mild, it can really be adapted to any flavor profile.
What is White Bean Hummus?
A creamy, delicious, and nutritious white bean dip or spread made from cooked white beans, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and seasonings. It is a delightful alternative to traditional garbanzo bean hummus recipes and offers a unique flavor and texture that is sure to please.
This hummus is also vegan and gluten-free, making it a great option for anyone with dietary restrictions.
Try it out for your next party or as a tasty and nutritious snack!
Why you’ll love this recipe:
It’s easy to make in just a few minutes and is the perfect dip to serve with pita chips, crackers, or fresh vegetables.
Easy to find ingredients, pick them up at your local grocery store.
With its numerous health benefits, simple preparation, and endless variations, White Bean Hummus is a recipe well worth trying.
Frequently Asked Questions
The main ingredients in white bean hummus are cooked white beans, garlic, tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, and salt.
Yes, white bean hummus is naturally vegan and gluten-free.
White bean hummus can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
What to serve with Hummus?
Serve White Bean Hummus alongside grilled vegetables, such as zucchini, eggplant, and bell peppers, for a delicious and nutritious meal.
Create a colorful and healthy crudité platter with a variety of fresh vegetables and White Bean Hummus for dipping.
I have included step by step photos and instructions, as well as tips and tricks in the post. If you’d rather skip all that, scoot right on down to the full recipe card located at the bottom of the post.
What to do with leftovers
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Variations of White Bean Hummus
Experiment with adding different spices, such as cumin, paprika, or za’atar, to create a unique flavor profile.
Blend in roasted red peppers, eggplant, or caramelized onions for added depth of flavor and texture.
Stir in chopped fresh herbs, such as basil, parsley, or cilantro, for a burst of freshness and color.
Try fresh parsley, pine nuts and a drizzle of olive oil. You could do a little smoked paprika for color, too.
This recipe can also be frozen in an airtight container for up to three months. Thaw in the refrigerator before serving.
The full list of ingredients and quantities is found in the printable recipe card below.
- White Beans. White beans are used in this recipe instead of garbanzo beans (which are used in traditional hummus). Cannellini beans, navy beans, or great northern beans are all suitable choices for White Bean Hummus. You can use canned beans or cook dried beans from scratch.
If using dried beans, soak them overnight, then cook them in a pot of water until tender. If using canned beans, simply drain and rinse them before use.
- Lemon Juice. Fresh lemon juice adds a touch of acidity and brightness to the hummus, balancing the creaminess of the other ingredients.
- Tahini. Tahini, a paste made from sesame seeds, adds creaminess and a distinct nutty flavor to the hummus.
- Olive Oil. Extra virgin olive oil is used for blending and drizzling over the finished hummus, providing a rich, velvety texture and additional depth of flavor.
- Garlic. Fresh garlic cloves provide a pungent and slightly spicy flavor, enhancing the overall taste of the hummus.
- Seasonings: Cumin, smoked paprika, salt, fresh rosemary.
How to make this recipe
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The full list of ingredients, quantities and instructions can be found in the printable recipe card below.
Add the beans, lemon juice, tahini, olive oil and garlic, cumin, rosemary, smoked paprika and salt to the bowl of a food processor.
Pulse until well combined.
Add liquid from the canned beans to achieve your perfect consistency.
Serve with veggies, pretzels, pita bread, and/or crackers.
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White Bean Hummus
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- Add the beans, lemon juice, tahini, olive oil and garlic, cumin, rosemary, smoked paprika and salt to the bowl of a food processor.
- Pulse until well combined.
- Add liquid from the canned beans to achieve your perfect consistency.
- Serve with veggies, pretzels, pita bread, and/or crackers.
Variations of White Bean HummusAdding spices Experiment with adding different spices, such as cumin, paprika, or za’atar, to create a unique flavor profile. Roasted vegetables Blend in roasted red peppers, eggplant, or caramelized onions for added depth of flavor and texture. Fresh herbs Stir in chopped fresh herbs, such as basil, parsley, or cilantro, for a burst of freshness and color. Garnishes Try fresh parsley, pine nuts and a drizzle of olive oil. You could do a little smoked paprika for color, too. Freezing instructions
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