white bean garlic hummus

No one is going to want to make out with you after eating this hummus.

Now that I’ve made that perfectly clear, I still highly recommend you try this delicious hummus recipe. Having people enjoy the air within a 5-foot radius of you is overrated, anyway.

When I was in Colombia, my friend and I made some delicious hummus and the ingredient that totally made it for me was the garlic. Taking inspiration from that, I give you my white bean garlic hummus recipe…


  • 1 can chickpeas (my can was 19oz)
  • ½ can white (cannellini) beans (my can was 15.5oz)
  • 3 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 4 cloves minced garlic (if you’re not an intense garlic lover, just use 2)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Chopped basil (I used about 6 leafs)
  • Baby carrots, pita chips or whatever you like to dip in hummus


  1. Drain a can of chickpeas and half a can of white beans.
  2. Use a food processor to mash the chickpeas and white beans into mush. If at all possible, use a food processor manufactured after World War II. When I made this recipe, I was at my parent’s house and using my mom’s food processor. It wasn’t exactly cutting-edge technology. And when I made a joke about it being from the 70s, my mom didn’t even necessarily deny it. So that settles it, I made this hummus using the Partridge family’s food processor. Try not to do that, it adds an unnecessary level of difficulty to the whole thing. (And yes, I realize the 70s occurred well after WWI, rendering my joke worthless.)
  3. Add in the other ingredients and mix well. After doing this, I put the hummus through the food processor again to get the chunks out, but if you’re using newfangled 21st century technology, you might not have to do this.
  4. Serve with whatever you want. I prefer to eat my hummus with carrots, but go wild with pita chips, crackers or whatever your little heart desires.

I am a lover all strong flavors—hot sauce, garlic, any and all spices—so I think this garlic hummus is absolutely delicious. But you may want to tone down the garlic by a couple cloves if you don’t share this same passion for it (or plan on breathing near people).


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