Healthy snacking doesn’t get better than this creamy, delicious White Bean Hummus! This healthy dip includes just 4 ingredients and it comes together in mere minutes!

white bean hummus on a serving platter surrounded by fresh vegetables

I love snacking, so I do my best to have plenty of healthy options around the house.

Guacamole and Greek tzatziki are two of my favorite things to make (and eat!), but I do love to change things up.

This White Bean Hummus is a great alternative, especially because I can go straight to the pantry for most of my ingredients, and it can be customized so many ways.

I turn to this recipe for a last minute appetizer as well, and it’s proven time and time again to be a crowd pleaser.

This dip can do no wrong. 🙂

white bean hummus recipe presented on a platter with fresh veggies

Why you’ll love this recipe:

  • White beans lend a mild flavor and creamier texture to this hummus, and it’s so simple and fresh tasting!
  • It contains just 4 ingredients, most of which you have in your pantry.
  • White bean hummus is a good source of plant based protein and fiber, and it’s a great option for gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan diets.
  • It’s extremely versatile and works great as a dip, a spread for sandwiches, condiment for grain bowls and so much more. 

What are white beans?

There are three main varieties of white beans:

  • Cannellini beans are medium sized beans, and are basically white kidney beans.  
  • Great northern beans are medium-sized white beans that are smaller than cannellini beans.
  • Navy beans are small, pea-sized white beans, and are the smallest on the market.

All of the varieties listed above have a mild flavor and creamy texture, so they would all work well in this recipe.   

close up of cannellini bean hummus

Recipe ingredients

Most hummus recipes include chickpeas and tahini like this lemon hummus.  This white bean hummus recipe has no tahini.  You can certainly include it if you wish!

There are only (4) ingredients in this recipe, most of which are pantry staples:

  • Cannellini beans
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic
  • Lemon juice
  • Smoked paprika and chopped parsley are optional garnishes

How to make this recipe

This white bean hummus recipe is extremely easy!  I use my handy mini food processor and it comes together in minutes.

  • Place the white beans, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste in the bowl of the food processor.
  • Process the hummus until smooth, and adjust the seasoning as necessary.
  • Garnish with a drizzle of olive oil, smoked paprika and freshly chopped parsley, if desired.
  • Serve with your favorite raw vegetables, chips or crackers for a healthy snack or appetizer.
overhead shot of white bean hummus on a serving platter with vegetables

How to customize this recipe

The glory of hummus is its versatility.  It can be changed up a number of ways to use up whatever you have on hand.

Customize this white bean hummus recipe with the following ingredients:

  • Fresh or dried herbs
  • Spices
  • Citrus
  • Tahini
  • Sun dried tomatoes
  • Roasted vegetables like garlic, chilies, bell peppers, winter squash or carrots
  • Hot sauce

Recipe Notes

  • If raw garlic is too strong for your taste, use 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder or roasted garlic.
  • Store white bean hummus in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
  • Hummus is great as a spread for a vegetarian sandwiches, Greek wrap, a condiment for Mediterranean hummus bowls, and so much more!
  • Change up this recipe by adding your favorite spices, herbs, sun dried tomatoes, roasted red peppers, tahini and more!
cucumber dipped into white bean hummus

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Did you try this recipe?  If so, be sure to leave a review below and tag me @flavorthemoments on Facebook and Instagram!

white bean hummus on a serving platter surrounded by fresh vegetables

White Bean Hummus

White Bean Hummus is creamy, fresh tasting and so easy to make! It's a healthy vegan dip that comes together in minutes with just 4 ingredients!
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Ingredients

  • 1 15 ounce can of cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice of one lemon 2 tablespoons
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • Drizzle of olive oil smoked paprika and parsley, for garnish (optional)

Instructions 

  • Add the beans, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and salt and pepper, to taste to the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until the hummus is nice and smooth, then taste and adjust the seasoning as necessary.
  • Place the hummus in a serving bowl and sprinkle with smoked paprika, parsley and a drizzle of olive oil, if desired. Serve with chips, crackers or veggies and enjoy!

Notes

  • If raw garlic is too strong for your taste, use 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder or roasted garlic.
  • Store hummus in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
  • Hummus is great as a spread for sandwiches, a condiment for grain bowls, and so much more!
  • Change this white hummus recipe up by adding your favorite spices, herbs, sun dried tomatoes, roasted red peppers, and more!

Nutrition

Serving: 1g, Calories: 162kcal, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g, Sodium: 5mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 1g

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

Did you try this recipe?Be sure to tag @flavorthemoments with the hashtag #flavorthemoments on Instagram so I can see what you made!

**This post was originally published in January 2013.  I’ve updated the photos and recipe, and included more useful information in the text.

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