Homemade butter beans hummus is worlds apart from anything you can buy at the store, and this easy yet impressive dip recipe can be easily put together using just a few staple ingredients.
Whip it up for your next dinner party or for a quick, healthy snack, and I promise you won’t be reaching for the pre-made stuff any time soon!
Butter beans have an indulgent, creamy consistency which makes them absolutely moreish, but they also happen to be incredibly good for you.
Butter beans are packed full of protein, fiber and nutrients.
They are also a great source of iron, making them a fantastic addition to a vegetarian or vegan diet where getting enough iron can sometimes be a challenge.
This recipe calls for canned butter beans, which you should be able to find easily at the store. Dried beans tend to be better value, but if you are using dried beans, you will need to cover them with water and bring them to a boil first.
They don’t take as long to soften as other dried beans, so there’s no need to let them soak overnight.
I would always recommend using the best quality olive oil you can afford as the difference in taste is really quite remarkable. Opt for the extra virgin variety for the best flavor as well as added nutritional benefits.
Extra virgin olive oil is the least refined type and is often considered the healthiest, as it retains its natural antioxidants and vitamins, which are usually lost during processing.
How to Make Butter Beans Hummus
The full recipe with the exact measurements are listed below in the recipe card, but here you’ll find a quick video to help you make this recipe perfectly every single time!
Can I Make Butter Bean Dip Without A Food Processor?
While a food processor certainly helps to speed up the process, you can easily make this Butter Bean Dip without one. Simply use a potato masher to combine the ingredients in a bowl until you reach the desired consistency and your dip will be ready in minutes.
This method will usually result in a more textured dip with chunks of butter bean.
You can also use a blender as it will work similarly to a food processor.
Can I Make Butter Bean Dip In Advance?
Absolutely! This Butter Bean Dip can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, so it’s a really easy option for entertaining.
Simply remove it from the refrigerator and let it come back up to room temperature before serving.
What Should I Serve With Butter Bean Dip?
This dip makes a great appetizer, served with everything from raw carrot batons and asparagus spears to pita or corn chips.
For a more substantial snack, you could serve your Butter Bean Dip with crusty bread or even a freshly toasted flatbread.
If serving your dip at a dinner party, you can jazz up the look of the dish by drizzling some high-quality olive oil and a sprinkling of za’atar or chopped fresh parsley on top.
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Butter Bean Dip Recipe
- 15.5 oz. Canned Butter Beans Rinsed and drained
- ⅓ Cup Tahini
- 4 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
- 3 Tbsp. Olive Oil
- 3 Garlic Cloves
- 1 Tsp. Cumin
- 1 ½ Tsp. Salt Or to taste. We used Kosher salt
- 2 Tbsp. Water