Mix This: Vegan Up with White Bean Hummus Dip

December 26, 2016

You probably don’t have to leave the house to mix up our lazy-day hummus, the poster boy for accessible vegan snacks. White bean offer a creamy and delicate flavor versus the gritty chickpea. This interpretation also replaces tahini with peanut butter, which adds a nutty dimension and gives the bean dip a touch of local flavor. Plus, with peanut butter likely already on your shelf, you can save yourself an errand of locating a specialty store stocked with tahini.


A quick snack to keep in stock for lazy holiday afternoon hunger pangs, this recipe requires some forethought for soaking the beans overnight. Once soaked, you can prep our white bean hummus in the time it takes to finish the last episode of Westworld you’ve been putting off, and still have time to scarf down some hummus towards the show’s artery-stopping finish. (NO SPOILERS, we promise.)

White Bean Hummus

Yield: 1½ cup
Time: 1 day (12 hour soak / 30 mins cooking/ 15 mins prep)


  • 250g white beans
  • ¼ cup calamansi juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¾ cup water
  • salt, to taste
  • paprika, as needed


  1. Place beans in a bowl and cover with water. Soak overnight.
  2. Drain beans and place in pot. Cover with water and simmer till soft.
  3. Strain beans, and discard water. Place beans in food processor with garlic, peanut butter, olive oil, calamansi juice, and water.
  4. Purée till smooth and season to taste.
  5. When beans are smooth, pass the purée through a sieve to remove the skin that coats the beans.
  6. Plate, drizzle with olive oil, and garnish with a sprinkle of paprika.
  7. Serve with toasted bread or pita.
Bea Osmeña SEE AUTHOR Bea Osmeña

Bea Osmeña is a healthy-ish eater who is just as likely to take you to a vegan joint as she is to consume a whole cheese pie to herself. A former picky eater, Bea has discovered the joys of savory fruit dishes, but still refuses to accept pineapples on her pizza. On the rare occasion you catch her without food in her mouth, you are likely to find her looking at books she can't afford, hugging trees, or talking to strange animals on the street.

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2 responses to “Mix This: Vegan Up with White Bean Hummus Dip”

  1. ed dejesus says:

    where’s the calamansi juice?

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