This lemony white bean hummus will blow you over! It is super delicious and a wonderful alternative to the more traditional chickpea version. This creamy spread is bursting with protein, minerals, and fiber. It is excellent as a dip, as a spread for sandwiches, and even as a base for vegan pizzas. Enjoy!

6 servings

15 minute pre

8 ingredients

  • 1 (15-ounce) can of cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • 1 lemon, juiced and zested
  • Sea salt to taste
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil for drizzling
  • ¼ teaspoon Aleppo pepper flakes (optional)
  • Chopped parsley or cilantro for garnish

  1. In the bowl of a food processor, place the cannellini beans, tahini, cumin, lemon juice, and zest. Puree the beans until smooth. Season with salt to taste.
  2. Heap onto a plate and spread out with a knife. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with Aleppo pepper if using and parsley. Serve with a selection of veggie sticks or homemade Whole Wheat Pita Chips.

Chef Tips

If you can’t find Aleppo pepper, sprinkle with regular red pepper flakes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

Calories: 158; Fat: 7g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Carbohydrates: 18g; Sugar: 1g; Fiber: 5g; Protein: 7g; Sodium: 217mg

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This recipe was originally published on Cook for Your Life. It is used by permission.