This White Bean Hummus is light and creamy and made without tahini and chickpeas. Serve with raw veggies for a light snack!
If you’d rather skip my essential cooking tips and tricks and get straight to this delicious recipe – simply scroll to the bottom of the page where you can find the printable recipe card.
I’m sure you know by now that I love hummus, but have you ever found yourself wanting to make some and not having all the ingredients?
Traditional hummus is made with chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper. But what if you don’t have chickpeas? Have you ever tried using a white bean, or cannellini bean instead?
Well, fear not, because it works!
My favorite bean, hands down, is the dark red kidney bean. Don’t ask why because I don’t really have a good answer. Maybe it’s because my parents used them so much in cooking.
If you use your Google machine it will give you a ton of forums where people discuss this topic at length with no real answer other than the dark one is “meatier” but who really has time for that?
Not this girl!
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WHITE BEAN HUMMUS INGREDIENTS
- cannellini beans
- olive oil
- salt & pepper
HOW TO MAKE WHITE BEAN HUMMUS
FIRST: Add all the ingredients to the bowl of a food processor.
SECOND: Pulse a few times to get things mixing. Turn on for a minute or so, watching until all the ingredients are blended to your liking.
THIRD: If it seems thick to you, add some water a tablespoon at a time. Season with salt and pepper to your liking.
For the full recipe and detailed instructions, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.
CAN I USE WHITE BEANS INSTEAD OF CHICKPEAS?
Yes, you can! Chickpeas or garbanzo beans are typically used in hummus but there are so many ways to vary the recipe.
WHAT IS A WHITE BEAN CALLED?
There are quite a few “white bean” options when shopping. This recipe uses cannellini beans. They have a texture similar to chickpeas and get very creamy.
You can also use navy beans, Great Northern bean, or butter beans which are baby lima beans.
WHY YOU WILL LOVE THIS RECIPE
- Quick & easy
- Absolutely delicious!
Do you need an easy, 5-minute snack that you can whip up? Then definitely make this creamy, delicious white bean hummus, forgetting all the “fancy” tahini and such, and stream a few more episodes of that series!
MORE EASY APPETIZERS
- 2 (15.5 oz) cans cannellini beans (white beans, rinsed, drained)
- 2 garlic cloves
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 cup fresh parsley
- juice of 1 lemon
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 4 tablespoons water (optional)
- Add all the ingredients to the bowl of a food processor.
- Pulse a few times to get things mixing.
- Turn on for a minute or so, watching until all the ingredients are blended to your liking.
- If it seems thicker than you like, add some water a tablespoon at a time.
- I added the above amounts of salt and pepper but feel free to season to your liking.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 197Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1068mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g
This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.
This recipe first appeared on A Dish of Daily Life.
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