Quick and Easy Basil Lime White Bean Hummus

July 20, 2013

Basil lime white bean hummus from Choice Substance is a quick and easy appetizer for any occasion.  Cannellini, or white beans, are blended until smooth and creamy with fresh basil leaves, lime juice, and salt and pepper.  This healthy appetizer can be served with pita chips, carrot sticks, or even spread of crostini.

Basil Lime White Bean Hummus


15 ounce can of cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1/4 cup fresh basil
1 zest of lime
1/2 juice from lime
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 tablespoons water (add only as needed)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper


Combine beans, garlic, basil, lime zest, juice, and olive oil in the food processor and blend until mixed.

With the processor on, add water until desired consistency is reached.

Add salt and pepper, then taste and add more if needed.

Serve with chips or veggies, preferably cold. If you can't wait, eat it right away!

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