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White beans hummus

White beans hummus is a vegan recipe to serve with dip vegetables or crackers. Its rich garlic taste makes it great for garlic lovers out there. Serve it with paprika or olive oil on top.

Every time we cook something that requires white beans, I save some for the hummus.

Prepare the white beans

Since white beans are hard to cook and require a little bit of planning, you can use canned white beans. The flavor is similar, and you save many hours of work.

If you decide to cook dry white beans, this is how to make them: place the beans in a big bowl and add water. Let them soak for a few hours or overnight. Strain the beans and put them in a pan with enough water. Boil them for at list 1,5 hours, until the beans are ready. The actual boiling time depends on the size of the beans, so you should taste them to see when the beans are ready.

Make white beans hummus recipe

The recipe is straightforward. Add the strained beans in a food processor. Make sure you save the water from the beans; you will use some to make the hummus. In the food processor, add three garlic cloves and mix them until you get a smooth consistency.

You can also place the beans with a little water in a bowl and use a vertical mixer. And a short side story. When I lived with my parents, I bought a standing mixer that I used a lot. When I left, my father wanted to keep it because he started also using it for lots of his dishes. Of course, I let him keep it, and I bought a new one for me. It is funny only if you know they don’t use their appliances, and they purchased a microwave oven just for pop-corn.

We used three garlic cloves of garlic in this recipe, but if it’s your first white bean hummus, add one or two and add more at the end. The garlic flavor is strong in this one 😉 .

white beans hummus

White beans hummus

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes

This easy to make white beans hummus is perfect as an appetizer. Easy to make and easy to spread. Perfect for a holiday meal and for your guests.


  • 500 g White beans
  • 4 Garlic cloves
  • ½ tsp Salt


  1. Soak the white beans in water for at least 3 hours, or overnight.
  2. Boil the white beans for 2-3 hours until soft. This depends on the type of beans you have.
  3. Let the beans to cool a little and strain them. Place them in a deep bowl and add the garlic cloves. With a vertical micer, mix the beans with the garlic until you reach the consistency of a paste. Add salt to taste.
  4. Serve it cold on bread slices or with flat bread.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 178Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 299mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 8gSugar: 0gProtein: 12g

You can enrich this recipe with our tips:

  • add a little bit of olive oil if you prefer a rich taste
  • add tahini paste (sesame paste) is you want to make it similar to chickpea hummus
  • serve it with caramelized onion in tomato sauce on top
  • give it a kick with two teaspoons of fresh lemon juice
  • add coriander seeds, coarsely ground
  • add some miso paste, for a nice, unique flavor

Do you know how you could also use this hummus? Add it to your tortilla wraps instead of cream cheese. Delicious and vegan!

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