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Garlic White Bean Basil Hummus

Delicious garlic basil white bean hummus made with flavorful garlic, zesty lemon juice, and fresh basil. This easy white bean hummus recipe is the perfect snack to pair with veggies, crackers, pita chips, and even to use as a spread or sauce!

Course Appetizer, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Snack, Vegan, Vegetarian
Cuisine American
Keyword white bean hummus
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 145 kcal
Author Monique Volz of Ambitious Kitchen


  • 1 (15 ounce) can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cloves garlic*, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 large basil leaves
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, plus extra for drizzling on top
  • Water to thin, if necessary


  1. Make your hummus: add beans, garlic, lemon juice, basil, salt and pepper in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse a couple of times until the mixture looks somewhat chopped. Add in the 3 tablespoons of olive oil while the machine is still running. Let process until the mixture is creamy.

  2. If the mixture appears to be too thick, add in a tablespoon of water at a time to thin it out. Add more salt and pepper to taste, as necessary. Drizzle the top with a tiny bit of olive oil. Serve with extra basil on top and pita chips.

Recipe Notes

*Looking for an extra boost of flavor? Feel free to roast a full head of garlic and add it to the hummus. See the blog post for roasting instructions.

See the full post for tips and tricks for making this hummus! The post also includes instructions for making your own pita chips from scratch.

Nutrition Facts
Garlic White Bean Basil Hummus
Amount Per Serving (1 serving (based on 8))
Calories 145 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Carbohydrates 18.4g6%
Fiber 5.4g23%
Protein 6.3g13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.