February 14, 2016
White Bean & Basil Hummus

White bean hummus with basil oil drizzle! This low-fat hummus is bursting with fresh flavor, perfect as a dip or spread on sandwiches. White bean hummus with basil oil drizzle! This low-fat hummus is bursting with fresh flavor, perfect as a dip or spread on sandwiches. Vegan and GlutenFree | www.delishknowledge.com

I get such a kick out of the Sabra commercial where the dad says, “I’d eat a piece of bark if you put hummus on it”. Yes. Both hands raised. I completely get that, I put hummus on my hummus.

I have the same theory about hummus as I do peanut butter- show me ONE food that doesn’t taste better with a little smear of creamy hummus (or salty peanut butter). It can’t be done. Believe me, I’ve tried. In weaker moments I’ve enjoyed string cheese and hummus, rice cakes and hummus and cold leftover pasta and hummus. I won’t say that all of the above combinations were winners, but I’d do them all again if needed.

❤ hummus.

White bean hummus with basil oil drizzle! This low-fat hummus is bursting with fresh flavor, perfect as a dip or spread on sandwiches. Vegan and GlutenFree | www.delishknowledge.com
When you go through as many pounds of hummus that BL and I do each week, you learn to make your own. Not only does homemade hummus taste so much better than store bought, it’s also a fraction of the cost (and healthier).

For a creamy, low fat hummus, I leave oil out of the initial puree. I don’t understand hummus recipes that call for almost a cup of oil. That kind defeats the point of hummus, don’t ya think?  Instead, I prefer to make a flavorful basil oil to drizzle on top. Not only does this create maximum flavor per bite, it also allows you to control how much oil you want to add.

I sometimes refer to this hummus as my Italian hummus, a nod to using white beans over garbanzo. Honestly, I usually prefer this version over the tradition one. White beans puree into an almost silky texture, perfect for mounding on crispy crackers, fresh tortillas and crunchy vegetables.

White bean hummus with basil oil drizzle! This low-fat hummus is bursting with fresh flavor, perfect as a dip or spread on sandwiches. Vegan and GlutenFree | www.delishknowledge.com White bean hummus with basil oil drizzle! This low-fat hummus is bursting with fresh flavor, perfect as a dip or spread on sandwiches. Vegan and GlutenFree | www.delishknowledge.com

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White bean hummus with basil oil drizzle! This low-fat hummus is bursting with fresh flavor, perfect as a dip or spread on sandwiches. Vegan and GlutenFree | www.delishknowledge.com

White Bean & Basil Hummus

  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x

Description

White bean hummus with basil oil drizzle! This low-fat hummus is bursting with fresh flavor, perfect as a dip or spread on sandwiches. Vegan and GlutenFree


  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x
  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x
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Ingredients

Basil Oil:

  • 1 cup (packed) fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

White Bean Hummus:

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 large garlic clove, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • salt/pepper to taste

Instructions

Instructions

  1. Make the oil: Place the basil and the olive oil in a food processor or blender and puree until basil is finely minced and oil is a vibrant green color. Set aside.
  2. Rinse and wipe out the food processor or blender.
  3. Add the ingredients for the hummus along with a pinch of salt and pepper to the base of the food processor or blender and puree until creamy and smooth.
  4. Spoon the hummus into a bowl and drizzle with 1/4 cup basil oil. Gently swirl the oil in and serve!

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  1. Looks delicious and beautiful! That basil oil – I can’t wait to make that once I get my garden going this summer! 🙂

  2. Looks delicious and beautiful! That basil oil – I can’t wait to make that once I get my garden going this summer! 🙂

  3. I made my own hummus this weekend too and decided that I need to start doing it more often (because it’s SO much more cost effective). This looks absolutely incredible! I’m a sucker for anything with basil, so I’m sure this is amazing!

  4. Totally agree- hummus and pb are the perfect SMEARs on everything! I was actually thinking of you this weekend, I made Mr. CEO a Jalapeno Cashew Pesto and it looks like this color! I think I read a post one time where you said soak cashews so I tried it- and he’s so glad I did! So TY from Mr CEO 🙂

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