Cannellini beans are wonderfully nutritious. They’re fat-free and an excellent source of fibre, folate, iron and magnesium and protein! Try this tasty and nutritious hummus recipe and let me know in the comments what you think!


  • Infused the oil with 5 cloves of garlic
  • 1 stem rosemary
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • Pinch of salt
  • Twist of black pepper


  • Put these ingredients in a small pan with a lid and heat gently for 5 minutes, then leave for at least 5 minutes.
  • Mix the Hummus 1 x 400g can cannellini beans with 1 x tsp tahini
  • Add the juice of half a lemon
  • Now add the beans and tahini to a food processor with the oil and the garlic (remove the rosemary stalk and put it to one side) and blitz to a rough paste.
  • Finally, add the lemon juice and blitz again.
  • Try not to let it get too smooth.

To Serve

  • Decant the hummus into a serving bowl. Add the seeds 1/2 tsp pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Za’atar
  • Drizzle olive oil
  • Put the seeds in a dry frying pan with the rosemary stalks and stir gently until they start popping, now add the Za/atar and a tiny drizzle of olive oil, just enough to glaze the seeds.
  • Stir again for a minute or so and sprinkle onto the hummus.

This adds beautifully to both the texture and the flavour and makes it look more appetising when serving.