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White Bean Hummus

This White Bean Hummus is light and creamy and made without tahini and chickpeas. Serve with raw veggies for a light snack!

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White Bean Hummus Recipe

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 Parsley hummus in a white bowl and assorted vegetables and chips on a white platter.

Ingredients Needed

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Side view of hummus in a flowered bowl and carrots on a white platter.

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.

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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

  • Bright
  • Lemony
  • Garlicky
  • Herby
  • Springy
  • Quick & easy
  • Absolutely delicious!

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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!

White Bean Parsley Hummus in a white bowl and assorted vegetables on a white platter

White Bean and Parsley Hummus

Want to make some hummus but out of chickpeas? Check out this recipe for White Bean Parsley Hummus. Five minutes and few ingredients is all you need!
4.39 from 18 votes
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Course: Savory Dips and Spreads
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 197kcal
Author: Jennifer Stewart


  • 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.


  • If you like this recipe, please leave me a comment and rate it with some stars.  Thank you!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 17g | Sodium: 1068mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g

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This recipe first appeared on A Dish of Daily Life.

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4.39 from 18 votes (16 ratings without comment)
Recipe Rating


Friday 11th of November 2022

Absolutely delicious! I used great northern beans and cilantro instead of parsley. This is definitely a staple for me now. Thanks!


Monday 7th of November 2022

Can I use cilantro instead of parsley? Soaking yellow eyed beans to make tomorrow. Thank you for a delicious hummus recipe.


Tuesday 8th of November 2022

You sure can!


Monday 7th of November 2022

Can I use yellow eyed beans? Tried this recipe once before and it was better than any other I have bought?


Tuesday 8th of November 2022

You sure can!


Thursday 24th of March 2022

Easy and so good! Garbanzo beans have natural sulfites, which I cannot eat, so this dip is PERFECT for me. I love it!


Tuesday 23rd of June 2020

I tried this recipe for the first time and it turned out amazing! My family liked it and it was very easy to make.


Tuesday 23rd of June 2020

Thank you! So glad you liked it!!