An earthy twist on a classic dip, this tasty white bean hummus is made with cannellini beans instead of chickpeas and has hints of lemon, garlic, and cumin.
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About White Bean Hummus
Whether you’re craving for a more earthy flavor or if you can’t use chickpeas due to dietary restrictions, this white bean hummus is a great alternative to classic hummus. And the flavor profile is similar enough that you can use it in all the same ways, too, like as a simple dip or a savory spread.
What can you serve with white bean hummus?
When it comes to party dips like this, there are so many options for dipping! And as fans of traditional ranch know, it’s already one of the best, most classic flavors for pairing with a variety of foods. Feel free to use any (or many!) from the list below:
- Wheat thins (highly recommended!)
- Tortilla chips
- Ritz crackers
- Saltine crackers
- Pita bread
- Mild veggies like cucumbers, squash, cherry tomatoes, zucchini, or celery
What’s in white bean hummus?
To whip up this savory spread, you’ll need:
- Cannellini beans (or white beans) – These beans form the base of the dip, replacing the chickpeas normally used in hummus.
- Olive oil
- Lemon juice
- Tahini paste
- Cumin, salt, and pepper.
How long is white bean hummus good for?
Once prepared, white bean hummus can be stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to three days.
Can you freeze hummus?
Yes, you totally can!
Once prepared, white bean hummus can be stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to four months.
Notes & tips for white bean hummus
- To get the smooth consistency of hummus, you’ll need either a food processor or an immersion blender.
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How to make white bean hummus
This next part is only a photo tutorial of the recipe steps. If you’re looking for the full recipe measurements and instructions, scroll down to Recipe Details.
Step 1 – Using a food processor, add the following ingredients: cannellini beans, olive oil, lemon juice, tahini paste, garlic, ground cumin, salt, and black pepper.
Step 2 – Blend everything together until the consistency is smooth.
Step 3 – Serve and enjoy!
White Bean Hummus
- In a food processor, add cannellini beans, olive oil, lemon juice, tahini, garlic, cumin, salt, and black pepper.
- Blend until smooth, about 1-2 minutes.
- Serve immediately with olive oil as garnish (optional) and chips for dipping.
I do my best to provide nutrition information, but please keep in mind that I’m not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates of the correct values.