I love it when weelicious moms email me to ask if I can figure out how to recreate a pre-made food they love from the grocery.
Not too long ago, a mother wrote that her daughter adored Trader Joe's White Bean Basil Hummus and could I help her figure out how to make it homemade. Hummus is very easy to make, but figuring out the exact flavor proportions of a particular recipe can be tricky. I played around with this one for a while, adding a little of this and a little of that, until I thought I came up with the perfect balance. Then, I ran around the house with a handful of spoons making my whole family do a blind taste test to decide which one was better. It was unanimous_ the homemade version won hands down.
Sure, it may be a lot easier to simply buy a tub of your favorite hummus at the grocery, but after tasting this smooth and creamy version I bet you'll agree it's worth the time (and money!) to make it on your own. Thanks for your requests, readers!
White Bean Basil Hummus (Makes 1 1/2 Cups)
- 1 Can Cannelini or Northern White Beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 Cup fresh basil
- 1 Small Garlic Clove
- Juice of 1 Lemon
- 2 Tbsp tahini
- 1/2 Tsp Salt
- 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
Preparation1. Place all ingredients in a food processor and puree until smooth.
2. Serve with vegetables, pita chips or as a sandwich spread.