Mix up your hummus repertoire with this creamy white bean hummus. Top with chervil, pine nuts, chive blossoms and za’atar.
Summer’s on its way! Which means lovely outdoor gatherings are just around the bend. BBQs, potlucks and picnics all call for an easy dish that travels well and can be made in advance. That’s where this smooth and creamy white bean hummus comes in! Flavored with za’atar, garlic, chervil, tahini and fresh lemon juice, this easy gluten-free and vegan dish is anything short of boring.
You’ll never buy store-bought hummus again after digging into this smooth white bean hummus. Have you tried chervil before? A fragrant and light version of parsley often found in French cooking, chervil adds a little je ne sais quoi to this creamy dip.
Low-fat, packed with fiber, folate, iron and protein (thank you white beans!), this hummus gets its extra delicious flavor from a little za’atar. Za’atar is a Middle Eastern spice that includes a blend of herbs (such as oregano, thyme and marjoram), mixed with sumac, salt and sesame seeds. It’s fragrant and a bit tangy, with a hint of sesame seed nuttiness. If you haven’t tried it before, now’s your chance!
Rolling up your sleeves to make this simple dish couldn’t be easier. Plus, you’ll get an extra pat on the back from your friends and family for bringing your A-game to your next gathering. Grab some pita or lentil chips, and fresh veggies and dig in!
Looking for more, picnic-style recipes that call for hummus? Try these cucumber and hummus tartines! Enjoy!
- 1 (15 oz) can of white beans, drained and rinsed
- 2 garlic cloves
- ⅓ cup tahini
- 2 lemons, juiced
- ½ tsp salt (plus more to taste)
- ¼ tsp za’atar (plus more to top)
- 1 tbsp chervil (plus more to top)
- 2 tbsp water
- 2 tbsp of pine nuts (optional, to top)
- chive blossoms (optional to top)
- drizzle of olive oil (optional to top)
- In a high-speed food processor, add white beans, garlic, tahini, lemon juice, salt, za’atar, and chervil. Whirl away until smooth.
- Stream in water, and puree for an even smoother texture. Add salt to taste.
- Transfer hummus to a serving bowl and drizzle a bit of olive oil on top.
- Top with chervil, chive blossoms, za'atar and pine nuts as you wish.
- Dig in or transfer to a glass container for portable snacking, potluck contributions, etc.! Can be kept refrigerated for up to 3 days.