Reluctant for Super Bowl Party? White Bean and Basil Hummus Recipe

White Bean Hummus with Basil

Even if you are a reluctant entertainer, the casual nature of a Super Bowl party is the ideal setting to test your hosting skills, because it’s laid back and EASY going. Just like this EASY White Bean and Basil Hummus recipe I’m sharing today.

I love easy going parties. And quite honestly, a Super Bowl party is fun to plan, because everyone contributes and brings their specialty recipe! (I wrote a post over at on how to plan a Super Bowl Party if you need more tips!)

My wonderful older sister promised me 6 months to come help organize my pantry (this was part of my my 50th birthday gift she gave me – so sweet and generous!). It took 6 months to get a date on the calendar, coordinated between the two of us.

Oh, my, goodness. Scary!

Pantry Talk PASTA

We finally did it. We took everything out of the pantry, and put it back in.

Pantry Talk PASTA

There are new little “homes” for pasta, baking, canned goods — you know, the way beautiful pantries look … for a few months. Ha! :)

Pantry Talk PASTA

My favorite shelf ? The variety of Bush’s Beans. We love beans and cook with them all the time. If you have beans in the pantry, you are one lucky cook, because you’re pretty much set for a delicious meal.

Bush's Beans Pantry

This time I grabbed the White Northern Beans, and a few ingredients from Trader Joe’s (tahini and a fresh basil), to puree up the perfect Super Bowl Party dip: White Bean and Basil Hummus.

Vertical Hummus

I love this recipe because it’s great for the “dairy-free, Vegan, Vegetarian, and the gluten-free” crowd, and you can mix it up with crackers, pita bread, veggies, or even use as sandwich or quesidilla spread.

Hummus makes everyone happy! And the variety of white beans, rather than chickpeas, is quite tasty!

I’m happy my pantry has stayed nice and organized for a few weeks now.

I’m determined to stay “on top of it” and keep it that way.

What dip will you be making or taking for Super Bowl this Sunday?

White Bean Hummus with Basil

White Bean and Basil Hummus Recipe

Yield: 8 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 1 (15 oz). can Bush’s Beans Northern White Beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3/4 cup fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil


  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor; puree until smooth. If too thick, add a tablespoon or two of water.
  2. Serve with crackers, chips, vegetables, pita chips or use as a sandwich or quesedilla spread.

I have a partnership with Bush’s Beans, but this post is not sponsored today.


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12 Responses to “Reluctant for Super Bowl Party? White Bean and Basil Hummus Recipe”

  1. #
    Megan {Country Cleaver} — January 29, 2014 @ 9:54 am

    I love changing it up on game day with healthier dips. This is perfection!

  2. #
    Ali | Gimme Some Oven — January 29, 2014 @ 12:54 pm

    Aw, you have the coolest family! Such a thoughtful gift from your sister. (And check out all of that pasta!!) :)

    This hummus sounds wonderful!

  3. #
    Debi B — January 29, 2014 @ 2:26 pm

    Your hummus dip looks delicious! I love that you decided to make it using different beans. Along with the usual snack food (bacon wrapped cocktail wieners and southwest wraps) for the Super Bowl I’ll be making a homemade veggie dip that has dill weed in it

  4. #
    Tieghan — January 29, 2014 @ 9:26 pm

    Ok, your pantry looks great! Total pantry envy going on over here! :)

    Loving this hummus! Basil and white beans sound delicious!

  5. #
    Julie Deily — January 30, 2014 @ 8:22 am

    What a great idea, Sandy!! I love the flavor combinations!! :)

  6. #
    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — January 30, 2014 @ 10:51 am

    I always have Bush’s Beans in my pantry too, this looks delicious! Love the addition of the basil.

  7. #
    Paula – bell’alimento — January 31, 2014 @ 5:04 pm

    Your hummus looks amazing! I like that it is a healthier dip!

  8. #
    Aggie — February 1, 2014 @ 5:54 am

    Sweet sister!! I love an organized pantry – mine is waiting for it’s big day! :)

    This dip looks wonderful!

  9. #
    Natalie — May 2, 2014 @ 2:43 pm

    I’d like to make this for snacking, how long do you think I can store it in the refrigerator? (in a mason jar)

  10. #
    Cathy V — August 17, 2014 @ 3:05 pm

    Just made this and it is yummy! I did not add tahini because I don’t really like it but it still turned out ok. I also added cumin because I could!


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