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Large white bowl of hummus made with chickpeas and white cannellini beans topped with more chickpeas, olive oil, and Za'atar and served with pita bread.
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Homemade White Bean Hummus with Za'atar and Sweet Paprika

White Bean Hummus Recipe with Za'atar and Sweet Paprika - a must-have, deliciously smooth and creamy, perfectly spiced variation of everyone's favorite classic hummus recipe. Still totally vegan and dairy-free.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 319kcal


  • 1 (15 oz) can white beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15 oz) can chickpeas drained and rinsed with 1/2 cup chickpeas set aside for garnish
  • 3/4 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup olive oil plus more for serving
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 cloves garlic roughly chopped
  • 1 lemon juiced, plus more as needed
  • water as needed
  • salt to taste
  • 1.5 tsp Za'atar to garnish
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika to garnish
  • Fresh parsley finely chopped, to garnish


  • Place the drained white beans, chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, ground cumin, garlic, lemon juice and salt in the bowl of a high-speed blender or food processor. Blend the ingredients until completely puréed and silky smooth, approximately 3-4 minutes.
  • Season to taste and add water if needed to reach desired consistency.
  • Transfer hummus to a serving bowl, drizzle with olive oil, and garnish with reserved chickpeas, Za'atar, sweet paprika, and fresh chopped parsley.
  • Serve with soft pita bread and fresh vegetables.


**this makes enough hummus to entertain a small group of 6-8 friends and keeps well in the refrigerator for approximately 5-7 days.
Originally published June 6, 2017


Calories: 319kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 159mg | Potassium: 501mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 155IU | Vitamin C: 4.3mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 4.1mg
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