Cannellini Bean and Rosemary Hummus

Hummus… lovely stuff but only one of the girls can have it, and I’ve never managed to make a great tahini free version. Once the tahini is left out, the whole essence of a good hummus seems to be missing. This cannellini bean version is a pretty good replacement with no sesame in sight – the beans gives a creaminess that is lifted out of blandness by the punchy rosemary, garlic and sharp lemon. In fact, it was hard to stop dipping into it. Perfect served with homemade pittas or breadsticks.

Cannellini Bean and Rosemary Hummus (dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, sesame-free, soya-free, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan)


makes 1 small bowlful

  • 1 tin of cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 tsp finely chopped rosemary
  • 1/2 clove garlic, crushed
  • 3 tbsps extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt

– Whizz up all the ingredients in a food processor, adding a little more oil or water if it’s too thick.

– Taste and add more lemon, garlic, salt or rosemary to taste.

– Serve drizzled with olive oil.


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Welcome. I'm a Cordon Bleu trained chef and mother with a passion for cooking vegetarian food. All recipes featured here are dairy, egg, and nut-free, thus 'accidentally' vegan, as my children are allergic to those. My aim is to recreate any dish, even what seems impossible, but free of the ingredients we can't have, and log my exploits here. Please browse what is now several hundred recipes. All the recipes posted (unless stated) are my own creations.

7 thoughts on “Cannellini Bean and Rosemary Hummus

  1. Mmm, I love continental style bean dips! Makes a great change from ubiquitous chickpea hummus. Breadsticks are a perfect alternative to pitta too.

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