Garlic Basil White Bean Hummus


Buckle up children, we’ve acquired a recipe from 2012 making its comeback. In addition to the unique date on this submit, you possibly can imagine it’s from 2012 as a result of right here’s a excerpt from the unique:

“I acquired 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 Instagram. I primaryally simply take images of meals, brown butter, and issues that don’t matter. SO COOL, proper? Fallacious.”

Oh how occasions have modified since 10 years in the past. I initially made this straightforward, completely scrumptious garlic basil white bean hummus once I had a basil plant rising tons of giant, stunning leaves. What higher manner 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, in keeping with 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 in case you make selfmade pita chips (directions included beneath!) and eat them for breakfast as a result of you understand that’s what I did. I’ve to thank the fabulous Giada for the inspiration. I’ve to thank myself for slathering it over every little thing in sight.

garlic white bean hummus in a bowl

We’re swapping chickpeas for white beans

That’s proper, in contrast to 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: somewhat smaller than cannellini beans, barely nutty in taste.
  • Navy beans: small white beans which can be gentle in taste and straightforward to puree.
  • Butter beans: additionally smaller than cannellini beans and barely softer and starchier.

ingredients for white bean hummus in a food processor

Every little thing you’ll must make this straightforward white bean hummus

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

  • Cannellini beans: these are the white beans 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 clean texture. As I discussed above, there are just a few different varieties of white beans you should use as effectively, which is able to give the hummus a barely completely different texture and taste (however nonetheless be scrumptious).
  • Garlic: gotta have contemporary garlic for that savory taste. See beneath for a scrumptious manner to make use of roasted garlic.
  • Lemon juice: for stunning brightness and somewhat acidity.
  • Basil: we’re mixing in loads of contemporary basil for and scrumptious, herby taste.
  • Olive oil: you’ll additionally want somewhat olive oil to get a creamy consistency as a result of we’re not including tahini.
  • Salt & pepper: bear in mind to adequately season your hummus to carry out the entire flavors.

garlic basil white bean hummus blended in a food processor

Roasted garlic: the very best taste booster

If you happen to’re in a time crunch, this white bean hummus recipe is ideal as a result of it takes nearly quarter-hour to make. Nevertheless, you probably have a bit extra time and need to add some additional “oomph” to the flavour, I extremely advocate including roasted garlic! You’ll truly 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 sheet tray and roast for 60 minutes or till the garlic cloves are comfortable and calmly golden in coloration.
  4. Squeeze the cooled, roasted garlic cloves out of the pores and skin and into your meals processor with the remainder of the hummus elements & take pleasure in!

white bean hummus in a bowl next to pita chips

Make selfmade pita chips

Making selfmade pita chips to serve with this white bean hummus is simpler 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 use 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 contemporary 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 way 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!

dipping a pita chip into a bowl of white bean hummus

Find out how to make excellent white bean hummus

  1. Select your garlic choice. You’ll first wish to resolve in case you’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 elements. Add the beans, garlic, lemon juice, basil, salt and pepper to the bowl of a meals processor. Pulse just a few occasions till the elements are considerably chopped up.
  3. Mix till clean. Slowly pour within the olive oil whereas your meals processor is working till the combination is creamy. If the combination remains 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 contemporary basil on prime in case you’d like!

dipping a pita chip into a bowl of white bean basil hummus

Our fav methods to eat this hummus

Find out how to retailer selfmade hummus

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

pita chip resting in a bowl of garlic basil white bean hummus

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I hope you’re keen on this garlic white bean basil hummus recipe! If you happen to make it you should definitely depart a remark and a score so I understand how you preferred it. Get pleasure from, xo!

Garlic White Bean Basil Hummus

dipping a pita chip into a bowl of white bean hummus

Scrumptious garlic basil white bean hummus made with flavorful garlic, zesty lemon juice, and contemporary 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 diffusion or sauce!


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


  1. Make your hummus: add beans, garlic, lemon juice, basil, salt and pepper within the bowl of a meals processor. Pulse a few occasions till the combination appears considerably chopped. Add within the 2 tablespoons of olive oil whereas the machine remains to be working. 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 obligatory. Drizzle the highest with a tiny little bit of olive oil. Serve with additional basil on prime and pita chips.

Recipe Notes

*In search of an additional enhance of taste? Be at liberty 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 methods for making this hummus! The submit additionally contains 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: Eat Love Eats

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



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