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Harissa White Bean Hummus

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Harissa White Bean Hummus. This simple hummus recipe is made with white beans, tahini paste, lemon juice and harissa. It can be made in a blender or food processor. Vegan friendly.

Harissa White Bean Hummus. Dairy free. Vegan. Easy Appetizer | This Gal Cooks

A couple of months ago I made my first batch of white bean hummus. Cilantro Lime White Bean Hummus was born on a warm Saturday afternoon in March. It stole my heart at first bite and I knew I would eventually make another white bean hummus that would equally steal my heart. Harissa White Bean Hummus came into existence on a hot Sunday afternoon in late May. It quickly stole my heart as well as a friend of mine’s heart. My friend loved it so much that I gave in and shared the recipe with her before I even posted it on my blog. She made a batch over the weekend. She’s hooked.

I also got my friend hooked on Blue Diamond Nut Thins. I’ve been snacking on the Nut Thin gluten free crackers for ages and was grateful to receive two free boxes from Blue Diamond. I took one box into work. My friend tried them. She loved them. She bought a box a couple days later. She bought it so she could dip them in the harissa white bean hummus, just like I did.

Harissa White Bean Hummus. Dairy free. Vegan. Easy Appetizer | This Gal Cooks

What I love about this hummus recipe is that it can be made in a blender. My 3.5 cup food processor doesn’t have the capacity to make a batch of hummus and I haven’t splurged on a 7+ cup food processor yet. If you own a larger food processor, you may certainly make this hummus in it rather than making it in a blender.

I used a can of reduced sodium northern beans and a jar of all natural (no weird ingredients, either) harissa that I found at Fresh Market in this recipe. If using dry beans, you’ll need about 2 cups cooked  for this recipe. If you’re a pro at making homemade harissa, you may use yours instead of the type I used.

Harissa White Bean Hummus

Harissa White Bean Hummus

Yield: 2 C
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 1 15.5 oz can of reduced sodium white beans
  • ¼ C tahini paste
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ C fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp harissa, plus more, if you want the hummus spicier
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Extra harissa for garnish


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Pulsate a couple of times and then blend on medium speed until smooth.
  2. Place in a serving bowl and garnish with more harissa, if desired. Serve with your favorite crackers (I suggest Blue Diamond Nut Thins!)


Nutrition data and serving size are approximate.

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 208 Total Fat: 10g Sodium: 724mg Carbohydrates: 23g Sugar: 1g Protein: 9g

Harissa White Bean Hummus. Dairy free. Vegan. Easy Appetizer | This Gal Cooks

This post was sponsored by and compensated for by Blue Diamond Almonds. All opinions, photos, recipe and content are my own. 


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21 comments on “Harissa White Bean Hummus”

  1. Looks like an interesting use for harissa, which seem to be all the rage these days. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love any kind of hummus. I happen to have a bottle of harissa. Need to whip this up for a snack today.

    • I can vouch – it can be easily whipped together before heading out the door in the morning. I needed dip for carrots I was taking to work. I made this hummus again!

  3. What a fantastic idea to add harissa to hummus! Love this so much Julie!

  4. What a fun twist on hummus! Love.

  5. Julie,
    I love everything about this recipe! I’m a huge harissa fan, and while I’ve never made white bean hummus, it sounds absolutely delicious!

  6. This is such a fun twist on hummus! We are big fans of any kind of hummus I love the harrissa in here! This sounds absolutely amazing, Julie!

  7. I love dips and appetizers for snacking and think you can have them any time of the day. They’re just so snackable and easy – so this Harissa White Bean Hummus sounds deliciously perfect for an afternoon snack!

  8. This looks wonderful! I love Hummus! One of my favorite appetizers!

  9. I am always on the lookout for new hummus recipes, this one looks like a winner! Can’t wait to try it this summer, bet it would be great in a veggie wrap as well!

  10. Julie, that harissa addition in your white bean dip is SUCH a great idea! It looks so nice and creamy!

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