Haricot Bean Houmous (Navy Bean Hummus)

I absolutely love houmous (or hummus if you’re from the USA).  It’s one of those staples at any party now, everyone’s favourite dip that comes out with the nibbles.  You can dip crisps or crudité into it, spread it on bread and it goes fantastically with lamb as part of a main meal.  It’s just so versatile.  The diet that I follow (the Specific Carbohydrate Diet) to help relieve the symptoms of my Lupus doesn’t allow chickpeas.  It does however allow Haricot Beans (or Navy Beans as they’re called in the USA), so  I created my own Haricot Bean Houmous and I defy anyone to tell the difference.

If you didn’t know it wasn’t made with chickpeas then you would never know the difference.  This Haricot Bean Houmous tastes exactly like standard houmous and has the same texture.  It’s the perfect replacement if chickpeas are off the menu for you.Haricot Bean Houmous - Navy Bean Hummus by Emma Eats & Explores

And…it’s so easy to make.  From start to finish it’s less than 10 minutes and so much tastier than anything store-bought!  All you do is rinse and drain the can of Haricot (Navy) Beans.  Add them to the food processor along with the Tahini (sesame seed paste), lemon juice and garlic clove and plenty of salt and pepper.  Haricot Bean Houmous - Navy Bean Hummus by Emma Eats & ExploresTurn the food processor on and blend for a couple of minutes.  Then dribble some good quality olive oil through the hole in the top until the houmous reaches the right texture.  I needed about two tablespoons of olive oil to reach the right consistency but you may prefer it thicker or thinner.  Scrape down the sides of the food processor and leave running for another 3 minutes or so to make sure the houmous is really smooth.

Scoop the houmous out into a bowl, make a well in the centre and fill with some more of the olive oil.  Sprinkle a pinch of paprika over the top and it’s ready to serve.  Haricot Bean Houmous - Navy Bean Hummus by Emma Eats & ExploresI served mine with crudité to dip into as a snack before our BBQ on Father’s Day!  It’s the perfect light appetiser to munch on while waiting for the BBQ food to cook!  This recipe makes a very generous portion that would serve about 6 people as a snack before dinner.Haricot Bean Houmous - Navy Bean Hummus by Emma Eats & Explores

And on top of all that you can flavour it anyway you like.  I’ll definitely be making it again and I’ve got plans for Roasted Red Pepper Houmous, Harissa Houmous and Lemon & Coriander (Cilantro) Houmous.  Let me know in the comments if there’s any flavours you want me to create a recipe for!

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Haricot Bean Houmous (Navy Bean Hummus) Yum
Haricot Bean Houmous - Navy Bean Hummus by Emma Eats & Explores
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Haricot Bean Houmous - Navy Bean Hummus by Emma Eats & Explores
Instructions
  1. Rinse and drain the haricot beans.
  2. Add to the food processor with the tahini, lemon juice, garlic and plenty of salt and pepper.
  3. Blend for a couple of minutes.
  4. Drizzle the olive oil through the opening in the top of the food processor, while it is still running, until the required consistency is achieved.
  5. Taste and season again.
  6. Blend for a further 3 minutes to make sure it is completely smooth.
  7. Scoop into a bowl, make a well in the centre and garnish with the tsp of olive oil and pinch of paprika.
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Allergy & Dietary Information for Haricot Bean Houmous (Navy Bean Hummus)

This recipe is Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free & Refined-Sugar Free.  It’s also suitable for SCD (Specific Carbohydrate Diet), Vegetarian, Vegan & Low Carb diets.

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27 Comments Add yours

  1. roseclearfield says:

    I love hummus but have never made it with navy beans. I’m intrigued now! Will definitely have to give it a try sometime.

  2. This looks so good! I will have to give it a try!

  3. I love homemade hummus, this sounds great!

  4. Diana Lucia says:

    This looks so delicious! Can’t wait to make it!

  5. Liv says:

    Oh this looks so easy to make! Love it thanks

  6. howimetmydinner says:

    This is the perfect summertime/poolside treat! You’ve got me inspired to make some of this myself.

  7. Looks delicious! I love experimenting with different beans to make dips and spreads!

  8. I would have never known you could make hummus from beans!! That’s brilliant. I for sure want to try this.

  9. Great recipe and lovely alternative to chick peas! I have to admit that when I’ve run out of tahini I’ve used peanut butter instead, no bad alternative if the larder is bare 🙂

  10. Oh goodness this sounds so goooood!

  11. Anne Murphy says:

    I’ve used navy (haricot) beans in similar spreads, and they worked well, so I’m sure this is delicious. I do like making my own – so much less expensive than the stores, and a better flavor, really!

  12. Zan says:

    I’ve never made it and did not realize it was so easy to make. I actually feel like having some with crackers now, ha. Looks delicious!!

  13. Momma To Go says:

    This looks really delicious. i love all hummuses!

  14. Brooke says:

    Who doesn’t love hummus! This looks relish and I will definitely be trying! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  15. Willow says:

    I used to buy hummus until I created a base that I like. Now I just add flavors to the base. I have created around ten different flavors so far, and will probably continue to create more.

  16. ohshesahotmess says:

    I litterly just tried hummus for the first time! I am so excited to make my own for the first time!

  17. Helen says:

    Yum! I love hummus but have never made my own. This looks delicious.

  18. Joscelyn says:

    Ooh, I’ll have to try hummus with navy beans! Sounds delicious!

  19. I’m with you, I LOVE hummus! Even better when it’s fresh and homemade. I will definitely be making this recipe very soon!

  20. This sounds so delicious. I’ve pinned it for later, as I’m sure the kids will love it, too. I’d love to know how to make red pepper hummus or caramelised onion 🙂

  21. Moyinoluwa says:

    Looks very good. I am sure it will taste great. Good job!

  22. Lauren says:

    Looks amazing! I can put away a serious amount of hummus. I would love to try this recipe and see if there’s any difference between regular. Homemade is the best!

  23. Elinor Hill aka Beachhutcook says:

    This looks so smooth. When I make it with chickpeas I never get it as smooth as this so I think you’ve unlocked the secret! Elinor x

  24. Jessi says:

    This looks so good! I love hummus! I’ve had it with white beans but never navy beans!

  25. ourliveswithbella says:

    This looks pretty good and it seems really easy to make. I will definitely give this a try. I’m pinning it!

    1. Emma McGeorge says:

      Great initiative! I will have to try it. Lived in Jordan last year and ate houmous alot. Thanks for sharing?

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