White Bean Hummus Recipe

Emily Caruso | Jelly Toast

White Bean Hummus can be made in only 10 minutes. Serve it in your kids' lunches or as an after school snack.

White Bean Hummus Photo

So, my kiddos start school next week. I’m sure you’ve been hearing it in a constant loop for the last month: “Summer is almost over! Can you believe it? How is it possible?!!??”

Instead of losing our minds over the fact that Summer is just about over, can we focus on all the great things that school routines and Fall have to offer? Because to be completely honest, I’m not all that bummed that summer is coming to an end.

I love having my kiddos home, but the heat and humidity can just plain take a hike. Bring on cool Fall breezes, pumpkins and apples (and apple butter grilled cheeses!). I’m a Fall girl, through and through and, with Fall comes back-to-school business.

Let’s talk back-to-school stuff. Mornings are busy with waking up sleepy kiddos and packing lunches and afternoons and evenings are busy with snacks, homework and getting some sort of quick, but healthy dinner on the table.

It’s pretty much this routine over and over again until next Summer. Not that I’m complaining, I pretty much love anything to do with school, and always have.

Yes, I was totally that kid.

When it comes to packing lunches for my now almost first grader (why can’t I freeze him as a kindergartener?) I do my darndest to give him a lunch that he’ll love, but that will also make me feel good about sending with him. If I can’t be there at lunch with him, I want him to still have a bonafide Mommy lunch in front of him.

This usually involves some sort of sandwich, 1-2 fruit options, pretzels or trail mix and some veggies with hummus. We are huge hummus fans and pretty much eat our weight in the stuff weekly. I typically buy huge containers of the stuff at Costco but I have found that it’s crazy easy to make and takes just minutes. Minutes, I tell ya.

White Bean Hummus Picture

White bean hummus with chives is SO good. The white beans give this dip a very smooth and lovely texture. The chives got thrown in the mix for some herby notes and because I currently have a huge amount of chives growing like crazy in my garden. It’s pretty much the only thing that I haven’t killed in my herb garden. That being said, if you have another herb that is taking over (except for say, mint - that would be odd) feel free to give it a try in this simple hummus recipe. Rosemary, oregano, basil or thyme would all be delish!

I plan on making this a million different ways during the school year so that our lunch packing doesn’t get boring. I will definitely have to revisit my roasted beet hummus recipe, too! That pink hummus is just plain gorgeous.

Thinking about all this lunch stuff has me itching to go sharpen some pencils and pack a book bag. But for now, I’ll just keep on planning fun and healthy lunch ideas. It’s funny how things change when you’re all grown up!

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White Bean Hummus Recipe

  8 Servings


  • 1 15 oz can Cannellini Beans
  • 3 tablespoons Reserved Bean Liquid
  • 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Chives, Roughly chopped
  • Salt and Pepper, To taste


  1. Place all ingredients into a blender or food processor and process until smooth.
  2. Serve with vegetables or pita chips. 


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Author: Emily Caruso
Recipe Yields: About 1 cup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 2 Tablespoons
Servings Per Recipe 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 26
Calories 68

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g
  Saturated Fat 0g
Sodium 111mg
Total Carbohydrate 8g
  Dietary Fiber 2g
  Sugars 0g
Protein 3g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Emily Caruso

About Emily

Emily is known for her absurdly beautiful food photography and coffee co-dependencies on her Jelly Toast Blog. On Food Fanatic, she shares a third addiction: fabulous snacks.

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