Hummus with chickpeas in it


The Undervalued Bean You Should Use As The Base For Homemade Hummus
Classic hummus always includes chickpeas, tahini, and olive oil, but some recipes use a different base: the white bean. When blended, white beans have a smooth and creamy texture.
White bean is a term that covers varieties such as cannellini, Great Northern, and navy. White beans have a mild flavor that plays well with the other ingredients in hummus.
Dried white beans, with a bit of overnight soaking, are creamier than chickpeas thanks to their thinner skin. If you don’t have time to soak them, you can also use canned beans.
All you have to do is put all the ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. White beans also contain more protein and have fewer calories than chickpeas.
For a twist, top your purée with pomegranate seeds and chili oil, or toss in marinated artichoke hearts and garlic confit. You can also pair this dip with some pita chips or focaccia.