White Bean Hummus

Roasted garlic makes this White Bean Hummus extra delicious! Blended chunky or creamy, it is sure to please! Spread onto a wrap or sandwich or serve on its own with pita bread, vegetables, and/or crackers.

white bean hummus on plate with pita and carrots

White Bean Hummus | With a Whole Head of Garlic!!!

I love a good hummus recipe and after being fresh out of garbanzo beans (chick peas) which is the classic ingredient for the original hummus, I decided to use white beans instead and add in roasted garlic for a lovely and delicious variation. Man oh man, what a good idea that was! Roasting garlic mellows out that strong garlic flavor while turning it sweet! It is an extra (optional) step that you are welcome to skip…just don’t add a whole head of RAW garlic to your recipe.

roasted garlic wrapped in foil

Main Ingredients

Here’s everything else you’ll need to make White Bean Hummus!

  • White Beans – also known as Cannellini beans (found in the canned section of your local grocery store)!
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil – or just regular or light olive oil if you aren’t a huge fan of the taste.
  • Cumin – for a little spiced flavor.
  • Lemon Juice – for freshness and some zing.
  • Salt + Pepper – don’t forget to season as you go! This will give your hummus a ton of flavor.
beans, garlic, salt and pepper in food processor

How to Make White Bean Hummus

For full details on how to make White Bean Hummus, including increments, see the recipe card down below 🙂

Step 1: Roast the Garlic

Start out with a cute little garlic clove…or a big one. Now slice that baby down the center and take a whiff!

Place the two halves on some foil and drizzle with a little olive oil. Fold it up into a cute little package and throw it in the oven. I roasted mine at 350 for 40 minutes.

Once you pull it out of the oven, the cloves should be a lovely golden color and they should smell sort of sweet.

Step 2: Puree Ingredients

Now, let the hummus magic begin. Drain and rinse a can of white beans, then pop those into a food processor.

Squeeze the two halves of roasted garlic to make the cloves pop out. If they are roasted to perfection, then they all should just smoosh right out.

Next squeeze in some lemon juice for a little zing, some cumin for a little spice, and some salt for seasoning.

Start pulsing that mixture while you stream in some olive oil. Add in as much as you need to get the desired consistency you want. I used about 3 tablespoons.

Step 3: Adjust Seasonings then Serve!

After a minute or so, you have a pretty good looking dip! Taste it at this stage and add in anything extra you think it needs. I added in more salt and another little squeeze of lemon juice.

To serve, you just spoon it onto a platter, drizzle more olive oil over the top and add some pine nuts and parsley for decoration. See! I told you it was easy!

blended white bean hummus in food processor

What to Serve with White Bean Hummus?

White Bean Hummus is an excellent source of fiber and protein, served with veggies and you have a well rounded snack or meal! Here are a couple of ideas to get you started:

  • pita bread
  • crackers
  • baby carrots
  • cucumber
  • zucchini
  • bell peppers
  • celery
  • or any other of your favorite raw veggies!

More Hummus Recipes to Try!

And that’s it! White Bean Hummus, an easy and healthy dip that is perfect for any occasion.

The printable recipe card is down below, have a good day!

white bean hummus on plate with pita and carrots

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White Bean Hummus

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Roasted garlic makes this White Bean Hummus extra delicious! Serve with pita bread, vegetables, and/or crackers.
Course Dip, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword white bean hummus
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 173kcal
Author Lauren

Ingredients

  • 1 head garlic
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil plus extra for drizzling on the garlic before roasting. You may need more depending on your consistency preferences
  • 15 oz white beans or Cannellini beans
  • 1 small lemon juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoons cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Slice the head of garlic in half horizontally to expose the cloves. Drizzle with a little olive oil and wrap in foil. Bake 30-40 minutes or until fragrant and cloves are golden in color. Then remove from the oven and set aside to cool.
    roasted garlic wrapped in foil
  • Into the bowl of a food processor, pour in beans, lemon juice, cumin, salt and pepper. Squeeze both halves of the roasted garlic head into the food processor. The roasted cloves should pop right out. Turn machine on and drizzle in 3 Tablespoons of olive oil, processing until desired consistency has been reached. Taste and adjust seasonings to your liking-more salt, more cumin, more lemon juice, etc.
    beans, garlic, salt and pepper in food processor
  • Spoon onto serving platter. Top with another drizzle of olive oil, pine nuts and parsley, if desired. Serve with pita bread, vegetables or crackers. Also delicious on a sandwich or wrap.
    blended white bean hummus in food processor

Nutrition

Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 441mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 3mg

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Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Carrots – In the Air Fryer!

Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Carrots are extra easy peasy in the air fryer (but they can be made in the oven too)!

Sweet potatoes & carrots are cooked to tender perfection with a bit of brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt for the perfect side dish!

top view of Air Fryer Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Carrots glazed in a bowl

Easy Air-Fried Veggies

These can be oven roasted or air fried. If you’re new to air frying, you can find everything you need to know about air fryers here!

Veggies cooked in an air fryer are similar to roasted veggies and taste great because they come out caramelized!

Much like air fryer potatoes, they take a fraction of the time and come out fluffy inside and crispy on the outside.

cut up sweet potatoes and carrots with ingredients to make Air Fryer Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Carrots

Ingredients

VEGGIES Any kind of sweet potatoes and carrots work well in this recipe. Feel free to try rainbow-colored carrots or white/yellow sweet potatoes.

OIL/BUTTER Oil is great for making the seasonings stick and butter is added after cooking for flavor.

Air Fryer Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Carrots in the air fryer after cooking

Sweet or Savory

  • Brown sugar goes well with carrots and sweet potatoes, it’s great in this recipe to make a sweeter side with a dash of cinnamon.
  • If you’d prefer a savory dish, carrots and sweet potatoes pair well with fresh thyme or dill.
  • Either way, toss with butter and salt once they’ve cooked.

How to Roast Sweet Potatoes & Carrots

Just like most air fryer recipes, this cooked quickly compared to the oven version (but I’ve included directions for both below).

  1. Prepare sweet potatoes and carrots according to the recipe below.
  2. Toss veggies with all of the other ingredients except butter.
  3. Cook in the air fryer for about 15 minutes or in the oven for about 35 minutes.
  4. Toss with butter and serve.

Leftovers

  • Store leftover sweet potatoes and carrots in an airtight container in the refrigerator and they’ll last about 3 days.
  • Reheat them by placing them in a toaster oven or under the broiler for about 7 minutes.
  • Freeze to add to soups or stews.

Fave Air Fryer Veggies

Did you love these Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes and Carrots? Be sure to leave a comment and a rating below! 

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Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Carrots

These Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Carrots are simply seasoned, cooked until crisp on the outside, tender on the inside!
Course Air Fryer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 111
Author Holly Nilsson

Ingredients

  • 3 cups sweet potatoes peeled and diced 1″
  • 3 large carrots peeled and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon each salt & pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar optional
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Instructions

  • Toss all ingredients except butter in a bowl.
  • Preheat air fryer to 400°F.
  • Place into preheated air fryer. Cook 10 minutes.
  • Shake basket and cook an additional 4-7 minutes or until lightly browned and tender.
  • Toss with butter and serve.

Notes

For sweeter veggies, add a little bit of extra brown sugar with the butter when tossing.

For a more savory side, skip the brown sugar and cinnamon and opt for salt & pepper with thyme. Or toss fresh dill with the butter after cooking.

To roast in the oven, prepare as directed. Bake on a parchment-lined pan at 400°F for 35-40 minutes or until tender.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 111 | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 175mg | Potassium: 339mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 15507IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg
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