HOW ON EARTH DO YOU SPELL THAT WORD? Hummus? Houmous? Wikipedia has about a million ways listed. Even ‘hoummos’ – what is that?! Anyway, since the default seems to be ‘hummus’, I went with that, even though it looks totally weird and wrong. I don’t even know any more, the word has lost all meaning. Is hummus even a thing?

White bean hummus with lemon and feta recipe

Aaaanyway, this recipe is sort of hummus (gah), but sort of not. It’s made with white beans (cannellini beans) rather than chickpeas, but it tastes pretty similar. In fact I actually prefer this to ‘normal’ hummus (gah), especially with the addition of feta, lemon juice and chives, which make this version extra flavourful.

White bean hummus with lemon and feta recipe

I actually halved the amount of feta that was listed in the original recipe, because despite my cheese-loving tendencies, I don’t want to end up looking like the back of a bus. If you’re more concerned about the cheesy goodness than your waistline, feel free to use the original amount – however even the reduced amount still added a great flavour and slight saltiness to the hummus (gah), which paired wonderfully with the sharpness of the lemon.

I’m going to stop saying the word hummus now before I lose my mind.

White bean hummus with lemon and feta
Author: Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche (barely adapted from BBC Good Food)
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Serves: 1.5 cups
Ingredients
  • 1 x 400g tin cannellini beans, drained (240g when drained)
  • 100g feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • 1tbsp lemon juice
  • Black pepper
  • 3tbsp fresh chives, finely chopped
Instructions
  1. Blitz the beans, feta, garlic and lemon juice in a mini food processor with plenty of black pepper until fairly smooth. Add the chopped chives, and mix well.
Notes
Makes about 1.5 cups.

For BBC Good Food’s original recipe, see here.