A Home-y Evening and Bush’s Cannellini Beans and Red Beet Hummus

Bush's Cannellini Beans and Beet Hummus | reluctantentertainer.com

I love the word “homey”. It just feels so good. Sort of like a fresh loaf of bread coming out of the oven, or a warm fire, a soft blanket in the sunlight or in the backyard under a big tree. I think of food, ambience, the people you love.

Adjective: (of a place or surroundings) Pleasantly comfortable and cozy.

Tonight I get to sit out by a fire and talk about life with good friends.

“Like teenagers do.”

That’s what my friend said, when she sent me a quick text.

It was a hospitable invite. A comfy one, at that.

Want to come for dinner? We talk, eat, and drink for hours out by the fire, just like teenagers do.

Don’t we all long for the carefree days, like when we were teenagers? Everything seemed so fresh, simple, fun, exciting …

Bush's Cannellini Beans and Beet Hummus

So I’m bringing a Vegan hummus recipe to munch on tonight with fresh veggies. I’ve made it several times and it’s GOOD.

It’s made with Bush’s Cannellini Beans and red beets! I used a Meyer Lemon and a few other simple, fresh ingredients.

Bush's Cannellini Beans and Beet Hummus

Along with these baby beets from Trader Joe’s that are already cooked. You can buy these in most grocery stores now!

Trader Joe's Baby Beets

I’m going to ask a question first, not to make you feel bad, but to inspire you to reach out and invite someone over.

Remember hospitality will never be perfect. It comes from a loving heart, and it sometimes has to start with YOU making the invite! :)

Here’s the question …

When’s the last time you got a “home-y” invite from friends to come over for dinner?

Bush's Cannellini Beans and Beet Hummus

Bush's Cannellini Beans and Beet Hummus
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Bush's Cannellini Beans and Red Beet Hummus Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 12 servings


  • 8 oz. Steamed & Peeled Baby Beets drained
  • 1 15 oz can Bush’s Cannellini beans or Great Northern Beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 large garlic clove chopped
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3-4 T. fresh Thyme


  • Place all the ingredients in a food processor and puree until smooth.
  • Best served cold. Flavor gets even better if hummus sits for a few hours.

I’m in partnership with Bush’s Beans, but as always, all opinions in this post are my own.

21 comments on “A Home-y Evening and Bush’s Cannellini Beans and Red Beet Hummus”

  1. How long does the hummus keep? Can it be frozen?

  2. This is such a genius idea and a great take on the classic hummus!

  3. I love the beet hummus. I can’t wait to try it.

  4. I love all things “homey”. And this recipe sounds so healthy and comforting! Love the beets! :)

  5. Wow! I love the addition of beets to your hummus! Thanks for the recipe!

  6. invitations to other’s homes come few and far between—-but last weekend we enjoyed 2 (and on different days, so we could do both!!) We were so blessed!

    I can’t wait to try the beet hummus—we love beets
    xo to you and your family Sandy

  7. Homey is a great word. I enjoy homey very much actually. :) I love this hummus Sandy! It’s something I will need to try. I have the best time with friends this way, just munching and drinking by the pool, the fire, in the driveway while kids ride bikes…it’s my favorite. Great recipe!

  8. “Unpeeled” garlic clove?

  9. Red beet hummus is such a good idea. This sounds amazing, Sandy! PS – can’t wait to see you Friday!

  10. I definitely long for more of those carefree days! And I like the word homey, too. :) Yum, this hummus sounds awesome!

  11. Love this spin on hummus – huge fan of beets!!!!

  12. I like hummus and I like beets so will be trying this combo. We are more likely to send out a “homey” invite than to receive one. We are retired and a good many of our friends are still working so it is easy for us to be spontaneous and just say “want to come by after work and have dinner with us?” Almost everyone welcomes the chance to have dinner fixed for them on a work day evening.


  13. So pretty! What a great twist on hummus.

  14. Cannellini beans are some of my favorite beans!

  15. Funny – the word “homey” makes me think of the Simpsons. You know what else is funny? I used to HATE beets, but now I love ’em. I never thought of putting them in hummus before, but I can’t wait to give this a try!

  16. Yum! how funny that I just saw another recipe for hummus using beets :) I may have to try it for sure now.

    honestly it’s been awhile since we received an invite. The last time it was just hubby and I and it was to go out to eat, which was still nice. It seems that everyone is so busy. :( We are usually the initiators of “get togethers” which we’ve just gotten used to.

  17. I love hummus and adding beets sounds so interesting I’ll have to give it a try. As to your question. My husband and I were just talking about this the other night. We seem to always be the ones who issue the invitation and people come to our house and we have a great time but very seldom do they return the invitation. We’ve even invited the same people multiple times and they seem very content to enjoy our hospitality. We love to entertain and don’t invite people over just to get an invitation in return but it would be nice sometimes. Any thoughts?

    • Patti, I read your comment to my husband this morning. I wonder, if they are good enough friends, if you could bring up the subject with them. Tell them you’d like to enjoy their home, too. Let me know if it works!

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