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Butter Bean Hummus Recipe (Vegetarian, Gluten Free)

This creamy butter bean hummus recipe is easy, healthy, and so simple to make! Cooked butter beans are blended with garlic, lemon, and spices into perfection in your food processor. Enjoy this hummus as a dip for vegetables, with pita bread or chips, or spread on a sandwich or wrap.

This simple hummus with butter beans is easy and the perfect texture, without using chickpeas.  If you have cooked butter beans, you will have homemade hummus ready in minutes.

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Bright, creamy, and fresh hummus made with butter beans that is super light!  And what better way to enjoy butter beans than by blending them into a delicious hummus?
 
Butter beans, also known as lima beans, are a large starchy bean that has a fantastic texture when cooked.
 
With simple ingredients and a flavorful hack, this hummus will make any bread or vegetable pop with flavor!  Great as a dip or as a spread. This makes a fantastic light appetizer and fun party dip for friends. Rich, creamy, and loaded with good-for-you ingredients.

This Butter Bean Hummus Recipe Is:

  • Inexpensive
  • Creamy
  • Healthy
  • Bright
  • Vegan and naturally gluten-free
  • Protein Packed
  • Loaded with Flavor

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Used Canned Butter Beans or Cook Yours from Scratch

This recipe calls for butter beans- and some of the cooking/canning liquid too. I’d recommend a no-salt-added variety to keep the overall sodium content down, so you can control how much sodium is in the dish. Canned butter beans blend great, so if you are using canned, just watch the sodium or added salt content.

I prefer making my butter beans from scratch in my Instant Pot. I save the cooking liquid to add to the hummus. I make dried beans in my Instant Pot every week, it’s a great way to save on cost. If you’re a bean fan, then I’d recommend an Instant Pot or electric pressure cooker as a way to take your recipes to the next level!

What’s In This Hummus with Butter Beans Recipe

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  • Butter Beans – or large lima beans, are the perfect texture for hummus!
  • Tahini: A fantastic and flavorful spread made from ground sesame seeds. This tahini is fantastic in any dish, it absolutely makes the hummus shine!
  • Garlic
  • Lemon Juice: Use fresh lemons if you have it, or this really great bottled lemon that you can keep in your pantry if you don’t have fresh lemons. This organic lemon is great for dressings, dips, and even cocktails – and it tastes fresh, which is great to have around if you don’t use lemon juice everyday but still want to keep some around.
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil: I like to use this fruity olive oil which has a fantastic flavor and deep color- it’s inexpensive & I like to keep a few liters stocked up in my pantry.  For the quality of oil you get, it’s an excellent value.
  • Sesame Seeds – I love adding a handful of these sesame seeds to finish off this recipe! These seeds add a nice crunch and light flavor to this dish.

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How Do I Make This Lima Bean Hummus without Chickpeas?

  1. In a food processor, add the drained butter beans, garlic, tahini, lemon juice, and salt.
  2. Seal lid, and start processing with the food processor. If your lid has an attachment you can remove to add ingredients, remove that piece, and slowly pour in 1 tablespoon of olive oil at a time until the consistency is creamy and whipped. I used just 1 tablespoon for mine to get to the perfect texture I like, but feel free to use more to suit your taste.
  3. Pour hummus into a serving dish, and top with additional olive oil and sesame seeds for crunch.
  4. Refrigerate in an air-tight container for up to 5 days, and enjoy!

 

One of the Best Canned Butter Bean Recipes

This canned butter bean hummus recipe is a fantastic pantry-staple meal!  It uses almost all ingredients you would have in your dry pantry or cupboards – most of which you probably have on hand. Keeping a well-stocked pantry makes it easy to come up with delicious and healthy meals using a few staples you can rotate. 

I made a list of my Top 125 Plant-Based Pantry Staples that always keep stocked. And you can check out all my favorite pantry staple ingredients in my Amazon shop here.  By stocking up on healthy whole ingredients you can cook delicious recipes without a trip to the store!

What’s the Best Food Processor for Hummus?

We have this fantastic food processor that has lasted us years and years, and I have to say I’ve been very happy with it! It gets weekly use, and is great for chopping ingredients for sauces, making hummus, and pureeing vegetables.  It’s really basic and gets the job done!  While you can make this hummus in a blender, I prefer using our food processor to get the texture just right.

More Healthy Hummus Recipes You’ll Love!

Triple Garlic Hummus Recipe with Tahini (Vegan, Gluten Free)

No-Cook Bruschetta Hummus Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Olive Hummus Dip Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free, High Protein)

Everything Bagel Hummus Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Chocolate Pumpkin Hummus Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free, High Protein)

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Get the Same Ingredients I Use For My Instant Pot Oil Free Hummus Recipe!

 

 

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Butter Bean Hummus

The Herbeevore
This creamy butter bean hummus recipe is easy, healthy, and so simple to make! Cooked butter beans are blended with garlic, lemon, and spices into perfection in your food processor. Enjoy this hummus as a dip for vegetables, with pita bread or chips, or spread on a sandwich or wrap.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Appetizer, Dip, Snack
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Servings 8 servings
Calories 132 kcal

Equipment

  • Food Processor

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • In a food processor, add the drained butter beans, garlic, tahini, lemon juice, and salt.
  • Seal lid, and start processing with the food processor. If your lid has an attachment you can remove to add ingredients, remove that piece, and slowly pour in 1 tablespoon of olive oil at a time until the consistency is creamy and whipped. I used just 1 tablespoon for mine to get to the perfect texture I like, but feel free to use more to suit your taste.
  • Pour hummus into a serving dish, and top with additional olive oil and sesame seeds for crunch.
  • Refrigerate in an air-tight container for up to 5 days, and enjoy!

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Notes

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Nutrition

Calories: 132kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 3gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gSodium: 152mgPotassium: 112mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 16IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 35mgIron: 1mg
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