wait, hummus without chickpeas? why would you even do that, right? on the one hand, if you don’t have chickpeas at hand this is a great alternative to regular hummus. on the other hand, some people just don’t like chickpeas that much (or can’t digest it really well) and in this case the recipe for my no-chickpea-hummus comes in handy as well. in my very own case, i just like to mix things up a bit 😉
how does hummus work without adding any chickpeas according to the traditional recipe though? the answer to that is fairly simple – you just use beans instead!
beans are a great source for plant based protein, healthy carbs and valuable fiber. unlike common sayings, beans are actually a high quality food, containing many nutrients which your body will especially thank you for. while beans can be used in so many different ways, hummus is a very unusual one but yet incredibly yummy!
if you haven’t tried hummus without using the good old chickpeas – go ahead and get all your beans out because you can actually use whatever beans you like. although i did use white and kidney beans for this recipe, you can basically use all kinds such as fava beans, garbanzo beans, french beans, pinto beans, azuki beans, or even black beans. here’s a list of all sorts of beans, browse through and let it inspire you to mix things up a bit.
back to hummus without chickpeas business. using pre-cooked and canned beans can save you valuable preparation time and in case you have a food processor, this hummus is seriously done in just a few minutes. if you don’t have a food processor, use a fork and i’m sure you’ll get there as well. for your next dinner party or lunch box, go grab some of this chickpeas-less hummus and let everyone be jealous of your special garnish 😉
- 1 can white beans
- 1 can kidney beans
- 1 tsp molasses
- 1 tsp curcuma
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 lemon juice
- 1 small garlic clove
- handful fresh cilantro
- drain and rinse beans.
- pop all ingredients into your food processor and pulse until well combined.
- add in salt and pepper if desired.
- fill into an airtight container and keep in your fridge for up to a week.