Garlic & White Bean Hummus

Posted on by Jennie

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I love snacking, and I love hummus. But I don’t always know what kind to buy, and sometimes I just want some extra garlic in mine (am I right?) So recently I made some white bean hummus with extra garlic. Because isn’t that what this blog is all about? Garlic? I think yes.

Hummus is definitely easy to make and somehow tastes a lot fresher when you do it yourself – maybe the lemon has something to do with that. I made this one with half white beans and have chick peas, but feel free to use chick peas all the way if that’s what you’ve got.

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You can also use this basic recipe and make what you want with it – add basil, cilantro, parsley, or sundried tomatoes, chopped up olives, peppers…you get my gist. Make whatever flavor of hummus you’re in the mood for – and you can make it as thick or as thin as you want – I like mine nice and thick, but if you want it thinner, just add a bit of oil.

This hummus was super garlicky, but I maintain it’s because I used garlic cloves that were HUGE and super fresh…which made it very potent. I will admit, I enjoyed this with some salt & vinegar chips because I am a monster.

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Do not skip on the tahini, though. Tahini is what makes hummus just leveled up. Tahini is made from sesame seeds, and it is a great addition to a salad, sandwich, a falafel wrap, kabobs..I could go on. I also could put tahini on everything, and I think you should, too. The recipe is below – enjoy with pita, pita crackers, tortilla chips, or veggies!

Type: Snacks
Author: Jennie
Difficulty: Easy

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6-8


  • 1 cup cannellini beans
  • 1 cup chick peas
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 3 tablespoon tahini
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • s/p


  1. Drain cans of cannellini beans and chick peas.

  2. Chop garlic and juice lemon.

  3. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.


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