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I like this butter bean hummus more than traditional hummus made with garbanzo beans. It has a light fresh taste – it is a taste that reminds me of summer (even when it isn’t). Plus – it takes only one minute to prepare – just add the ingredients to the food processor and blend!

Butter Bean Hummus | This butter bean hummus has a light fresh taste – it is a taste that reminds me of summer. Plus - it takes only one minute to prepare - just add the ingredients to the food processor and blend!

When I was in Helsinki in September, I filmed a video for Finnair. Finnair brought three foodies from across the world together to talk about how we explore new places. The theme of the video was to bring foodies from the East and West together with a Finnish local. I was paired up with Wun Ling Li from Hong Kong and Pipsa Hurmerinta, who hosted Top Chef Finland. We met up in an allotment garden and discuss travel and Finnish culinary trends.

Allotment Gardens in Finland 2

One of Pipsa’s favorite Helsinki restaurants, Maannos, made a delicious bean hummus for us to snack on, and today I am sharing my own version! I remember the hummus in Helsinki tasting so fresh and I knew that I wanted to recreate it when I returned home.

Butter Bean Hummus | This butter bean hummus has a light fresh taste – it is a taste that reminds me of summer. Plus - it takes only one minute to prepare - just add the ingredients to the food processor and blend!

The food scene in Finland is booming, there are so many fantastic restaurants and so many new restaurants have opened since my first visit to Helsinki in May 2016. Modern Finish cuisine emphasizes the use of fresh vegetables, in uncomplicated yet sophisticated ways. There is an intention behind every ingredient, and you can taste them in the final dish.

Allotment Gardens in Finland 3

Inspired by the bean hummus from Maannos, I made this super simple butter bean hummus seasoned with lemon, garlic, and a touch of greek yogurt. By using greek yogurt instead of tahini, the hummus has a lighter fresher taste and a tiny bit of tanginess.

Butter Bean Hummus | This butter bean hummus has a light fresh taste – it is a taste that reminds me of summer. Plus - it takes only one minute to prepare - just add the ingredients to the food processor and blend!

I love the idea of making hummus without tahini, because you probably have all of the ingredients you need in your fridge and pantry already.

Butter Bean Hummus | This butter bean hummus has a light fresh taste – it is a taste that reminds me of summer. Plus - it takes only one minute to prepare - just add the ingredients to the food processor and blend!

Making this butter bean hummus is as simple as putting all of the ingredients in a food processor or blender and turning it on. It’s so easy!

I like to serve hummus with a variety of vegetables and some pita chips.

If you want to read more about Finland, check out these blog posts:

What to do in Helsinki in Winter
What to do in Helsinki
Where to Eat in Helsinki
What to do in Turku
Where to Eat in Turku
Seeing the Northern Lights in Finland
Why You Should Visit Lapland in Winter
Visiting Allotment Gardens in Finland

And if you want to try some more hummus recipes, check out these posts:

Roasted Garlic and Lemon Hummus
Caramelized Onion and Balsamic Vinegar Hummus
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

How to make Butter Bean Hummus:

Butter Bean Hummus | I like this butter bean hummus more than traditional hummus made with garbanzo beans. It has a light fresh taste – it is a taste that reminds me of summer (even when it isn’t).

Butter Bean Hummus

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 1 minute

Butter Bean Hummus | I like this butter bean hummus more than traditional hummus made with garbanzo beans. It has a light fresh taste – it is a taste that reminds me of summer (even when it isn’t). The best part is that it takes just 1 minute to prepare - just throw everything into the food processor and mix until smooth!

Ingredients

  • 1 (16 ounce) can of Butter Beans
  • 1 clove of Garlic
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 2 tablespoons Yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoons Aquafaba (the liquid in the can of beans)
  • 1/2 teaspoons Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Lemon Zest, plus more for garnish
  • Paprika for garnish

Instructions

Place all ingredients, except the garnishes in a food processor or blender. Pulse or blend until the hummus is smooth. Taste and add more salt if necessary.

Serve with pita chips and vegetables. You can serve immediately or chill for later.

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Butter Bean Hummus | This butter bean hummus has a light fresh taste – it is a taste that reminds me of summer. Plus - it takes only one minute to prepare - just add the ingredients to the food processor and blend!

ParsiCuisine

Sunday 9th of December 2018

I want these now, they look so good. Great step-by-step instructions.Thanks for sharing on Fiesta Friday group.

thekittchen

Monday 10th of December 2018

Thanks :)

Miz Helen

Sunday 9th of December 2018

I can't wait to try this recipe, it will be awesome! Hope you are enjoying your week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday! Miz Helen

thekittchen

Monday 10th of December 2018

I hope you love it! Thanks Miz Helen!

Passion fruit Paws and Peonies

Saturday 8th of December 2018

This sounds delicious! I love the idea of serving this at a New Years party. Thanks for the recipe xx Maria

thekittchen

Monday 10th of December 2018

I love that idea!

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