I created this recipe in an attempt to make a hummus that my husband would like. He doesn't like the texture of chickpeas. The Great Northern beans really make this creamy without the addition of things like additional fat, yogurt, or tofu - all things I've tried and didn't care for. Since the white beans are mild in flavor, the garbanzo bean flavor still comes through just fine. Feel free to adjust the seasonings to get it the way you like it best. I do not add salt when using canned beans, but I probably would add a little bit of sea salt if I were using beans cooked from dry.