White Bean Hummus Recipe


This has the smooth flavor of hummus but with a variation from the usual chickpeas. The cannellini beans give it a mild flavor with the underlying pungency of the Parmesan cheese.

Nutritional info
per serving

Calories 111
Fat 9g
Saturated fat 2g
Carbohydrates 5g
Sodium 238mg
Fiber 1g
Protein 3g
Cholesterol 3mg

White Bean Hummus Recipe

2 cups
Prep time: Total time:


  • 1 (15-oz.) can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 TB. minced garlic
  • 3 TB. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • [1/3] cup tahini paste
  • [1/2] cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 6 TB. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 TB. fresh basil, chopped
  • [1/2] tsp. fresh ground black pepper
  • 3 TB. chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • 6 kalamata olives


In a food processor fitted with a chopping blade, blend cannellini beans, garlic, lemon juice, and salt for 2 minutes or until smooth.

Add tahini paste, Parmesan cheese, and 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, and blend for 1 minute.

Add basil and black pepper, and pulse 10 times.

Spread hummus on a plate, and drizzle with remaining 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil. Garnish hummus with sun-dried tomatoes and kalamata olives.

Serve with pita bread or crackers.

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