A couple weeks ago, Caitlin was talking about this White Bean and Basil Hummus she got from Trader Joes and how amazing it was. I thought to myself, I have a can of white beans in the pantry and we have a basil plant in the front yard – I should make this. I was leaving for Colorado the next day, so I had to hold off so it wouldn’t go bad while I was gone.
Today was the day! I picked up a couple lemons at the market this afternoon because that was the only thing I was missing. I haven’t tried the TJs version, but this is amazingly creamy and delicious.
What you need:
Combine white beans, garlic, basil olive oil, lemon zest and lemon juice, salt and pepper in food processor:
Whirl away until smooth, and voila!
This dip/hummus is amazing. It is rich and creamy, super healthy, has a nice bite from the garlic and a little kick from the garlic. I could eat it with a spoon and be happy. But you can dip veggies or crackers in it if you want. 😉
White Bean and Basil Hummus
1 can white beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup fresh basil leaves
3 cloves garlic
1/4 cup (approx.) extra virgin olive oil
Zest of 1 lemon, plus juice of 1/2 lemon
Salt and pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients in food processor and blend until smooth.