Fresh Basil-White Bean Hummus

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

This Italy-inspired hummus is a recipe I created in celebration of my bountiful basil harvest. Did you know that basil has natural antidepressant properties? For me, that's just one more reason to put it in everything!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place ingredients in blender or food processor and puree until creamy, scraping sides occasionally.
  2. Taste and adjust flavors as desired.


Most Helpful

So good! I made this exactly as written, and I don't think I'll change anything next time around. This makes a great sandwich filling, and was a good way to use up my extra basil. Thanks for posting!

Aunt Cookie October 30, 2010

This is a great way to use up the basil harvest at the end of the season. Next time I make this, I will reduce the amount of lemon.

Paris D October 07, 2013

For my taste, the amounts of lemon juice and tahini were a bit much and overwhelmed the basil a little. If I make this again, I'll decrease both.

jeanbuckley September 23, 2013

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