Super Easy Butter Bean Houmous

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Houmous is a popular dish worldwide. It has many versions of it, all originating from various parts of the world. This version uses butter beans instead of the usual chickpeas. Butter beans have a delicious savory flavor to them and work in the same contexts as classic houmous. They’re also high in protein, so are a great choice for a healthy side. This recipe is super simple and doesn’t require a food processor.


  • 2 15-ounce canned butter beans 
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika


  1. Drain and rinse the butter beans, and place them into a large bowl
  2. With a potato masher, crush and smash the beans until they have broken down
  3. Finely mince the garlic, making it as small and crushed as possible 
  4. Add the oil and tahini to the beans and mix together
  5. Add the minced garlic, the lemon juice, and the smoked paprika, and mix thoroughly 
  6. Once this mixture is well combined, it should be left to sit for at least 2 hours
  7. It can then be used as a dip or spread and can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days