September 26, 2023

Buckle up youngsters, we’ve acquired a recipe from 2012 making its comeback. Moreover the unique date on this submit, you possibly can consider 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 fundamentalally simply take images of meals, brown butter, and issues that don’t matter. SO COOL, proper? Unsuitable.”

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 big, stunning leaves. What higher approach to make use of it up than with the proper appetizer, snack, unfold, you identify it?

Hummus on sandwiches. Hummus for breakfast. Hummus snacking is completely good. I might know, in line 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 when you make do-it-yourself pita chips (directions included under!) and eat them for breakfast as a result of you recognize 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 things 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 are not 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 too use:

  • Nice Northern beans: slightly smaller than cannellini beans, barely nutty in taste.
  • Navy beans: small white beans which might 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

All the pieces 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 proper clean texture. As I discussed above, there are a number of different sorts of white beans you need to use as properly, which is able to give the hummus a barely completely different texture and taste (however nonetheless be scrumptious).
  • Garlic: gotta have recent garlic for that savory taste. See under for a scrumptious approach to make use of roasted garlic.
  • Lemon juice: for stunning 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 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 deliver out the entire flavors.

garlic basil white bean hummus blended in a food processor

Roasted garlic: one of the best taste booster

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

  1. Preheat the oven to 400º levels F. Reduce 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 do-it-yourself pita chips

Making do-it-yourself pita chips to serve with this white bean hummus is less complicated than you assume and actually the proper snack! Right here’s the way you do it:

  1. Reduce 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 need to use olive oil cooking spray.
  2. Toss your pita chips in no matter seasonings you want. I usually 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!

dipping a pita chip into a bowl of white bean hummus

make good white bean hummus

  1. Select your garlic choice. You’ll first need to resolve when 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 food processor. Pulse a number of instances till the elements are considerably chopped up.
  3. Mix till clean. Slowly pour within the olive oil whereas your meals processor is operating 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 recent basil on prime when you’d like!

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

Our fav methods to eat this hummus

retailer do-it-yourself hummus

Retailer this garlic white bean hummus in an airtight 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 like this garlic white bean basil hummus recipe! Should you make it be sure you go away a remark and a ranking so I understand how you preferred it. Take pleasure in, 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 recent basil. This straightforward white bean hummus recipe is the proper 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
    recent 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 needed


  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 appears considerably chopped. Add within the 2 tablespoons of olive oil whereas the machine remains 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 needed. Drizzle the highest with a tiny little bit of olive oil. Serve with additional basil on prime and pita chips.

Recipe Notes

*Searching for an additional enhance 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 total submit for ideas 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 (based mostly on 8)

Energy: 145kcal

Fats: 7g

Carbohydrates: 18.4g

Fiber: 5.4g

Protein: 6.3g

Recipe by: Monique Volz // Formidable Kitchen | Images by: Eat Love Eats

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