Basil Tomato White Bean Dip

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Basil Tomato White Bean Dip is a simple hummus recipe (without tahini) that uses canned Great Northern Beans instead of chickpeas.  It’s packed with basil flavor making it a perfect dip or sandwich spread.

Basil Tomato White Bean Dip Recipe:

Whether you’re a hummus lover or veggie lover, this easy white bean dip with basil and tomatoes is for you. The surprise basil and tomato flavor is the perfect pairing with crisp veggies or baked pita chips.

I’m a big fan of white beans.  During the winter, I make Tuscan White Bean and Sausage Soup every couple weeks, and during the summer, I add them to Sauteed Swiss Chard. So when I found a recipe similar to this one in The Best of Country Cooking, I was so excited.

The best part is that I had all the ingredients on hand. I keep a little tube of basil paste in the refrigerator (or use fresh).  Using the paste is easy peasy, and the basil flavor is amazing.

How to Make Basil White Bean Hummus:

Instructions:

  1. In a food processor, pulse rinsed and drained canned white beans, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper until course in texture.
  2. Add olive oil, and puree until smooth.
  3. To the processor, add tomato and basil; pulse a few times until just combined.
  4. Drizzle with olive oil (optional), and serve with fresh veggies or pita chips.

For the full instructions for white bean hummus without tahini, scroll to the bottom of this post. 

Notes About Simple White Bean Hummus (without tahini):

  • A food processor works best for this white bean puree.
  • Great Northern Beans or White Kidney beans can be used. Drain and rinse first.
  • Use whatever type of tomato you have on hand. I used a handful (approximately 7) grape tomatoes. You can use a plum or Roma tomato. If you do use a larger tomato, remove the seeds first.
  • Have you seen basil paste at the store? Think tomato paste except instead of tomatoes, it’s a fragrant paste made of basil and oil.  I usually find it at Aldi.
  • If your garden has a bounty of fresh basil, use it instead.  Approximately 2/3 cup is perfect for this white kidney bean hummus recipe.
  • Fresh lemon juice or refrigerated lemon juice are both acceptable, although fresh gives a brighter flavor.
  • This can easily fit the bill of a clean eating recipe if you are participating in a 30 Day Clean Eating program such as the Arbonne 30 Days to Healthy Living.  To find out more about that, click here. (I receive a small commission for purchases through this link.)
    • Use organic ingredients and sub regular salt for Pink Himalayan Salt to make this a clean dip.

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Basil Tomato White Bean Dip

Basil Tomato White Bean Dip is a simple hummus recipe (without tahini) that uses canned Great Northern Beans instead of chickpeas.  It's packed with basil flavor making it a perfect dip or sandwich spread. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: arbonne, arbonne 30 day challenge recipes, basil tomato white bean dip, clean eating, clean eating recipe, white bean basil hummus, white bean hummus, white bean hummus without tahini, white bean puree, white bean recipe
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 88kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 15.5 ounces Canned Great Northern Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup tomato, diced
  • 1 Tablespoon basil paste

Instructions

  • Using a food processor, pulse beans, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper until coarse in texture.
    Basil Tomato White Bean Dip is a simple hummus recipe (without tahini) that uses canned Great Northern Beans instead of chickpeas.  It's packed with basil flavor making it a perfect dip or sandwich spread. 
  • Add olive oil, and puree until smooth.
    Basil Tomato White Bean Dip is a simple hummus recipe (without tahini) that uses canned Great Northern Beans instead of chickpeas.  It's packed with basil flavor making it a perfect dip or sandwich spread. 
  • Add tomato and basil; pulse a couple times until the tomato is in chunks and combined.
    Basil Tomato White Bean Dip is a simple hummus recipe (without tahini) that uses canned Great Northern Beans instead of chickpeas.  It's packed with basil flavor making it a perfect dip or sandwich spread. 
  • Drizzle with olive oil if desired. Serve with fresh veggies or pita chips.
    Basil Tomato White Bean Dip is a simple hummus recipe (without tahini) that uses canned Great Northern Beans instead of chickpeas.  It's packed with basil flavor making it a perfect dip or sandwich spread. 

Notes

  • A food processor works best for this white bean puree. 
  • Great Northern Beans or White Kidney beans can be used. Drain and rinse first. 
  • Use whatever type of tomato you have on hand. I used a handful (approximately 7) grape tomatoes. You can use a plum or roma tomato. If you do use a larger tomato, remove the seeds first. 
  • Have you seen basil paste at the store? Think tomato paste except instead of tomatoes, it's a fragrant paste made of basil and oil.  I usually find it at Aldi. 
  • If your garden has a bounty of fresh basil, use it instead.  Approximately 2/3 cup is perfect for this white kidney bean hummus recipe.
  • Fresh lemon juice or refrigerated lemon juice are both acceptable, although fresh gives a brighter flavor. 
  • This can easily fit the bill of a clean eating recipe if you are participating in a 30 Day Clean Eating program such as the Arbonne 30 Days to Healthy Living.  To find out more about that, click here. (I receive a small commission for purchases through this link.)
    • Use organic ingredients and sub regular salt for Pink Himalayan Salt to make this a clean dip.
  • Love Great Northern Beans? Try our number one recipe: White Bean and Sausage Soup. 

Nutrition

Calories: 88kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 198mg | Potassium: 286mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 121IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg

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