Roasted red pepper hummus is a classic recipe, but if you’re looking for a new twist, try making it with white beans instead of chickpeas! White bean hummus is just as tasty and nutritious as a chickpea based recipe but easier to blend. Along with flavourful roasted red peppers, lemon juice, garlic, tahini and spices, this hummus recipe is the perfect healthy dip.
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Why Make a Hummus Recipe with White Beans?
Most hummus recipes call for chickpeas as the base ingredient. I love chickpeas and they’re one of my favourite legumes, but it’s nice to change things up sometimes. A white bean hummus is just as tasty and nutritious.
Canned white beans tend to be softer than chickpeas. This can be beneficial because:
- They’re easier to blend into a smooth hummus
- It’s easier to make creamy with a less powerful blender
White beans as the base of a hummus recipe also can solve the problem of chickpea skins. Many people have difficulty making a creamy chickpea hummus due to the tougher outer skins of the chickpea. Some chickpea hummus recipes even call to peel the skin of each chickpea. Nobody has time for that.
Instead, switch it up and make a white bean hummus. You’ll get the same colour and texture with similar nutrition and significantly less hassle.
Taking a Basic Hummus Recipe Up a Notch
If you want a basic white bean hummus recipe, simply leave out the roasted red peppers, smoked paprika and cumin. This creates a traditional hummus recipe. Regular hummus is amazing, but every now and again it’s nice to take things up a notch by adding tasty ingredients like roasted red peppers!
The great thing about hummus is that you can make it any way you like and with any ingredients you have around. If you have some beans or legumes, a nut or seed butter (tahini is the classic), a citrus or vinegar flavour (lemon, lime, apple cider vinegar) and a touch of oil and salt, you will have yourself a hummus!
If you’re looking for another tasty hummus variation, check out my Thai pumpkin hummus recipe!
This vegan roasted red pepper hummus is an amazing dip. Enjoy as an appetizer, snack or lunch; or use it on a sandwich or wrap. It’s a versatile and simple hummus recipe to make. Store this roasted red pepper hummus in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 6 days.
Vegan Roasted Red Pepper Hummus (Made with White Beans)
- Can Opener
- Drain and rinse the can of beans.
- Place beans and all remaining ingredients into a blender or food processor. If the blender or food processor is not a high-speed model, slice or mince the garlic first.
- Blend until smooth. You may need to add some water to get it blending; if so, add 1 tbsp at a time and try not to add more than 3 tbsp.
- Serve topped with additional chopped roasted red pepper and/ or a sprinkle of smoked paprika (in the photos I’ve added a touch of chopped fresh parsley for colour).