easy white bean hummus with roasted garlic

Easy White Bean Hummus With Oven Roasted Garlic

Cooks in 15 Minutes Difficulty Easy 0 comments

Making your own food is not only more delicious but also surprisingly easy, as demonstrated by this straightforward white bean hummus recipe. With just a handful of basic ingredients, you can whip up a tasty dip for your carrot sticks or a protein-packed spread for your sandwiches. The best part? It’s so simple, you’ll be amazed at how quickly you can make it. 

Traditional hummus recipes are made with garbanzo beans, also known as chickpeas, and while I love a good old-fashioned style, it can be nice to switch things up. In fact, the first time I had white bean hummus was years ago when my mom, who’s vegetarian, cracked open a cookbook and made it. Wow, it was so delicious that it stuck with me all these many years later. It’s a simple recipe with only a few minutes of hands-on prep. 

If you love hummus, be sure to try dipping our homemade air-fried tortillas into some for a great game-day or late-night movie snack idea. No air fryer? No worries; give our cheaper-than-chips tortilla chips a try instead. 

easy white bean hummus with roasted garlic

Why You Will Love This Easy White Bean Hummus Recipe

Creamy Texture: The navy beans and tahini blend together to create a luxuriously creamy, satisfying, and indulgent texture. Spread it on crackers, toast, or use it as a dip for veggies, and you’ll appreciate how velvety smooth it is.

Nutrient-Rich: Packed with protein, fiber, and healthy fats from the beans and tahini, this hummus not only tastes delicious but also offers a nutritious boost to your snacks and meals. 

It’s Incredibly Versatile: Use this creamy hummus as a spread, dip, or creamy sauce for salads or wraps, making it a staple in any kitchen. The possibilities are endless, and you’re only limited by your imagination.

Let’s start the process Of making this homemade hummus.

These simple ingredients in the hummus with roasted garlic recipe are mostly blended in the food processor. The longest part of making it is roasting roasting garlic in a high-heat oven, which takes about fifteen minutes. So start by adding the olive oil and fresh garlic cloves to a small oven-proof dish and slipping it into a hot 450F oven. Now you have a bit of time to get the other ingredients ready, measured, and started mixing. 

I used my Ninja blender, which I can’t recommend enough (honest opinion, not a sponsored one). It works much better than other brands I have purchased because of the three-blade spinning action. Many blenders have a blade near the pitcher’s base, which prevents chopping and mixing up higher. This, in turn, meant a lot of stopping to push ingredients around so that they blended better. It was a lot of work that made using a blender a pain. This triple-bladed one from Ninja has the power to chop frozen fruits and ice and mix just about anything you can think of. I have put mine through the ringer for two years, and it’s still going strong! So, you can trust it to make your hummus perfectly creamy.

In the blender, you will add the tahini, which is quite soupy on its own, making it perfect for helping the machine blend in the navy beans. I like the creaminess of navy beans in this hummus, but other white beans would also work. I used canned navy beans that had been drained first. Pulse the beans with the tahini for a few seconds, and then add the lemon juice. Pulse again and get the roasted garlic with olive oil. Dump it straight from the oven; the other ingredients will absorb the heat just fine. Now set the blender to pulse and continue to blend until the beans are creamy and you no longer see lumps on the glass. 

Remove the jar from the base assembly and carefully remove the center blade portion, allowing the hummus to fall back into the container. You can use a rubber spatula to scrape all the hummus off. Then pour the hummus and, with the help of the spatula, clean the jar of its contents. The creamy white hummus is ready to be enjoyed!

It’s so simple and so rich in flavor! Store it covered in the fridge for up to one week!

easy white bean hummus with roasted garlic


Navy Beans: The main ingredient, canned navy beans, provides a creamy and mild base for the hummus, lending a smooth texture and a subtle nuttiness to the final dish.

Tahini: Made from ground sesame seeds, tahini adds richness and depth to the hummus, imparting a nutty flavor and creamy consistency.

Lemon Juice: Fresh lemon juice brightens the hummus’s tangy acidity, enhancing the overall flavor profile and adding a refreshing zing to each bite.

Roasted Garlic Cloves: Roasting garlic cloves before adding them to the hummus transforms their sharp, pungent flavor into a mellow and caramelized sweetness. 

Olive Oil (for Roasting Garlic): Olive oil coats the garlic cloves before roasting, infusing them with its fruity aroma and adding a subtle richness to the hummus. As the garlic roasts, the olive oil enhances its caramelization, imparting a deep, savory flavor that elevates the dish’s overall taste.

easy white bean hummus with roasted garlic

Substitutions And Add-Ins For This Roasted Garlic White Bean Hummus

Navy Beans: Cannellini or white kidney beans can be used as substitutes for navy beans, offering a similar creamy texture and mild flavor profile.

Tahini: To create a homemade tahini, blend toasted sesame seeds with a neutral oil, such as sunflower oil.

Lemon Juice: White wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar can substitute for a tangy flavor.

Roasted Garlic Cloves: You can use raw garlic cloves to make them in less time, but they will have a sharper flavor. Alternatively, you can use garlic powder or granulated garlic for a milder flavor.

Olive Oil: Avocado oil or grapeseed oil can be substituted for extra virgin olive oil when roasting garlic cloves. 

Add-in ideas for this tasty hummus include mixing roasted red peppers and drizzling a little chili oil over the top for a spicy kick. It makes a great sandwich spread too!

easy white bean hummus with roasted garlic

Expert Tips, Serving, and Storing Suggestions For This Healthy Snack

Expert Tip #1: Opt for Quality Tahini: Investing in high-quality tahini can make a significant difference in the flavor and texture of your hummus. Before measuring, make sure to stir the tahini well to ensure it’s smooth and creamy. Adjust the amount based on your preference for a nuttier or creamier hummus.

​Expert Tip #2: Blending Technique: Blend the ingredients in stages for the smoothest texture. Start by processing the beans and tahini until soft, then gradually add the remaining ingredients. Scrape down the sides of the blender or food processor to ensure everything is evenly incorporated.

​Expert Tip #3: Rest for Flavor: Allow the hummus to rest in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to meld together.

 Indulge in the creamy goodness of this white bean hummus, a delectable white bean dip perfect for pairing with crisp pita chips and fresh veggies for easy snacks. Sprinkle a dash of freshly ground black pepper and paprika over the velvety spread to elevate its flavors further. Or add a few fresh herbs as a garnish before serving guests. Whether as a delicious appetizer or a satisfying snack, savoring this creamy white bean hummus will please. 

Store your white bean hummus in an airtight container in the refrigerator to maintain its freshness and creamy texture. Enjoy within three to five days for optimal flavor, making it perfect for quick and convenient weekly snacking.

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easy white bean hummus with roasted garlic

Easy Creamy White Bean Hummus With Roasted Garlic

Amber Bondar
This simple creamy white bean hummus with roasted garlic comes together easily. The smooth protein-rich dip is great for dipping raw vegetables in, spreading on crackers or pita chips and using as a spread in lunch wraps. The delicious recipe is simple and whips up in flash for a tasty homemade snack or appetizer.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American, Canadian, Mediterranean
Servings 10


  • 1 Small Oven Proof Dish
  • Blender
  • measuring cup
  • Teaspoon


  • Cup Tahini
  • 2.5 Cup Canned Navy Beans Drained (19oz)
  • 8 Cloves Garlic Roasted
  • 3 Tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Lemon Juiced
  • Black Pepper *optional to garnish/top
  • Paprika *optional to garnish/top


  • In a small heat proof dish add the olive oil and the fresh garlic cloves (peeled).
    8 Cloves Garlic, 3 Tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Roast in preheated hot oven at 450℉ for 15 minutes.
  • Measure into the blender the tahini.
    ⅓ Cup Tahini
  • Drain and add the navy beans.
    2.5 Cup Canned Navy Beans
  • Blend the tahini and navy beans on pulse setting until beans are mixed well.
  • Add in the lemon juice and pulse a minute more.
  • Remove hot garlic and oil from oven and add to the blender.
  • Continue to blend on pulse setting until mixture is lump free.
  • Remove from the base and empty into food storage container.
  • Chill in the fridge before serving to allow flavors to develop.
  • Optional *Sprinkle with a little black pepper and paprika before serving.
Keyword appetizer, crispy snacks, dippers, Hummus, Navy Bean, spread, White Bean

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