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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

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Servings: 1.5 cups
Total Time 2 minutes



  • Place all ingredients in a food processor and puree until smooth.
  • Serve with vegetables, pita chips or as a sandwich spread.


Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Sodium: 150mg | Fiber: 3g
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


  1. I can no longer get this hummus at Trader Joe’s and it was my favorite. I looked for recipes and came across this one. I just made it and it’s delicious! It’s better than Trader Joe’s. Thank you!!!

  2. I can no longer get this hummus at Trader Joe’s and it was my favorite. I looked for recipes and came across this one. I just made it and it’s delicious! It’s better than Trader Joe’s. Thank you!!!

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  6. A quick version I made is:
    Puree 1 lg. can white beans and 1/3c. Kirkland (COSTCO) Pesto (in the jar).. Add 1t.. lemon juice. Yummmm.
    PS: you can freeze the pesto sauce in ice cube trays and freeze them in a zip-lock bag for future use!

  7. […] The hummus turned out great too.  Here is the link to that recipe: […]

  8. […] week of Trader Joe’s white bean basil hummus. A quick online search yielded this recipe from Weelicious, and I’m happy to say that it is just as good as the original. Oh, and I should say that I […]

  9. Yes, you can use dry beans. Just soak and cook them according to the package directions first!

  10. Awesome! Was looking for another recipe and came across this. Have been telling friends about Trader Joe’s white bean hummus and their mediterranean hummus because its so good so excited to try this. We are not that close to TJ’s so now I could have this anytime I want!

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  13. I bought hummus and accidentally left it out in the grocery bag on the counter for about 1 1/2 hours. If I put it in the fridge now will it be ok?

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