Garlic Basil White Bean Hummus

Buckle up children, we’ve bought a recipe from 2012 making its comeback. In addition to the unique date on this submit, you’ll be able to consider it’s from 2012 as a result of right here’s a excerpt from the unique:

“I bought an iPhone. My life has formally modified… I don’t know if it’s for the higher since I’m fairly obsessed…Oh and clearly I now have . I fundamentalally simply take photographs of meals, brown butter, and issues that don’t matter. SO COOL, proper? Incorrect.”

Oh how instances have modified since 10 years in the past. I initially made this straightforward, completely scrumptious garlic basil white bean hummus after I had a basil plant rising tons of giant, lovely leaves. What higher means to make use of it up than with the right appetizer, snack, unfold, you title it?

Hummus on sandwiches. Hummus for breakfast. Hummus snacking is completely good. I’d know, based on my earlier submit, I dipped carrots, snowpeas, and each veggie conceivable in it. At one level I contemplated placing it on a granola bar however determined that was taking it too far. I don’t know. It would nonetheless occur.

This HUMMUS must be made by you. Bonus factors if you happen to make home made pita chips (directions included under!) and eat them for breakfast as a result of you already know that’s what I did. I’ve to thank the fabulous Giada for the inspiration. I’ve to thank myself for slathering it over all the pieces in sight.

We’re swapping chickpeas for white beans

That’s proper, not like conventional hummus recipes, there aren’t any chickpeas concerned on this recipe! I like the additional creamy texture that white beans (AKA cannellini beans) give this hummus, plus the entire common advantages of protein and fiber. You’re going to LOVE this model.

You can even use:

  • Nice Northern beans: slightly smaller than cannellini beans, barely nutty in taste.
  • Navy beans: small white beans which are delicate in taste and simple to puree.
  • Butter beans: additionally smaller than cannellini beans and barely softer and starchier.

Every part you’ll have to make this straightforward white bean hummus

You’ll simply want 5 easy components, plus salt and pepper, to make this unimaginable garlic basil white bean hummus. Right here they’re:

  • Cannellini beans: these are the I’m speaking about that make up the bottom of the hummus. They pack fiber, iron, protein, and magnesium and provides the hummus the right easy texture. As I discussed above, there are just a few different kinds of white beans you should utilize as properly, which can give the hummus a barely totally different texture and taste (however nonetheless be scrumptious).
  • Garlic: gotta have recent garlic for that savory taste. See under for a scrumptious means to make use of roasted garlic.
  • Lemon juice: for lovely brightness and slightly acidity.
  • Basil: we’re mixing in loads of recent basil for and scrumptious, herby taste.
  • Olive oil: you’ll additionally want slightly to get a creamy consistency as a result of we’re not including tahini.
  • Salt & pepper: keep in mind to adequately season your hummus to carry out the entire flavors.

Roasted garlic: the very best taste booster

When you’re in a time crunch, this white bean hummus recipe is ideal as a result of it takes nearly quarter-hour to make. Nonetheless, if in case you have a bit extra time and need to add some additional “oomph” to the flavour, I extremely advocate including roasted garlic! You’ll really roast up a complete head of garlic and use all of it within the recipe. Right here’s how:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400º levels F. Lower off ¼-½” from the highest of a garlic bulb (i.e. the stem, not the basis) and place it on a bit of tin foil.
  2. Drizzle the garlic with a tablespoon of olive oil, then shut the tin foil round it.
  3. Place the foil wrapped garlic bulb on a small and roast for 60 minutes or till the garlic cloves are mushy and flippantly golden in shade.
  4. Squeeze the cooled, roasted garlic cloves out of the pores and skin and into your meals processor with the remainder of the hummus components & take pleasure in!

Make home made pita chips

Making home made pita chips to serve with this white bean hummus is less complicated than you assume and really the right snack! Right here’s the way you do it:

  1. Lower your pita into 8 wedges (or triangles), place them in a bowl with a little bit of olive oil, and toss to LIGHTLY coat the pita chips. Alternatively, you should utilize olive oil cooking spray.
  2. Toss your pita chips in no matter seasonings you want. I typically use garlic salt and cumin, or for a little bit of kick, I like chili powder and a drizzle of recent lime juice. It actually simply relies upon what you’ll be serving them with!
  3. Add them to a baking sheet and bake at 375 levels F for about 8-10 minutes or till they’re crisp and golden, turning as soon as midway by means of baking time.

They end up a golden brown, crunchy, and in contrast to any store-bought pita chip! Belief me, you’ll be addicted!

The right way to make excellent white bean hummus

  1. Select your garlic choice. You’ll first need to determine if you happen to’re utilizing uncooked, minced garlic, or a head of roasted garlic. If utilizing roasted garlic, begin by roasting it up earlier than continuing with the recipe.
  2. Chop up the components. Add the beans, garlic, lemon juice, basil, salt and pepper to the bowl of a . Pulse just a few instances till the components are considerably chopped up.
  3. Mix till easy. Slowly pour within the olive oil whereas your meals processor is operating till the combination is creamy. If the combination continues to be too thick, add a tablespoon of water at a time till it thins out to your liking.
  4. Season & serve. Add extra salt and pepper to style, then serve the hummus with a drizzle of olive oil and recent basil on high if you happen to’d like!

Our fav methods to eat this hummus

The right way to retailer home made hummus

Retailer this garlic white bean hummus in an  within the fridge for as much as 5 days.

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Garlic White Bean Basil Hummus

Scrumptious garlic basil white bean hummus made with flavorful garlic, zesty lemon juice, and recent basil. This straightforward white bean hummus recipe is the right snack to pair with veggies, crackers, pita chips, and even to make use of as a variety or sauce!


  • 1
    (15 ounce)
    can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2
    garlic*, chopped
  • 2
    recent lemon juice
  • 1/2
  • Freshly floor black pepper
  • 6
    giant basil leaves
  • 3
    olive oil, plus additional for drizzling on high
  • Water to skinny, if crucial


  1. Make your hummus: add beans, garlic, lemon juice, basil, salt and pepper within the bowl of a meals processor. Pulse a few instances till the combination seems to be considerably chopped. Add within the 2 tablespoons of olive oil whereas the machine continues to be operating. Let course of till the combination is creamy.

  2. If the combination seems to be too thick, add in a tablespoon of water at a time to skinny it out. Add extra salt and pepper to style, as crucial. Drizzle the highest with a tiny little bit of olive oil. Serve with additional basil on high and pita chips.

Recipe Notes

*Searching for an additional increase of taste? Be happy to roast a full head of garlic and add it to the hummus. See the weblog submit for roasting directions.

See the complete submit for suggestions and tips for making this hummus! The submit additionally consists of directions for making your individual pita chips from scratch.


Servings: 8

Serving dimension: 1 serving (primarily based on 8)

Energy: 145kcal

Fats: 7g

Carbohydrates: 18.4g

Fiber: 5.4g

Protein: 6.3g

Recipe by: Monique Volz // Formidable Kitchen | Pictures by: 

This submit was initially revealed on November twelfth, 2012, and republished with new photographs on April ninth, 2023.

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