Butterbean Hummus Smokey Paprika

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Preparation time: 15 min


I love butterbeans! They are ‘wrap me in a swaddle and rock me to sleep type comforting’.

So creamy, rich and nourishing and utterly delicious. Perfect for those moments when we need that extra bit of comfort from our food and to nourish our Earth Element.

A great source of protein with a good old hit of heart warming spice from the Paprika. And so so simple to make.  If you want to make this for the kiddies, leave out the paprika and add a touch of cinnamon or 1/4 sweet potato instead for added sweetness!

Enjoy! x

(Serves 6)

  • 2 cans of Organic Butterbeans (make sure they are sugar free)
    or 370g dry Butterbeans (They need to be soaked for at least an hour and cooked in a pressure cooker for 50min with 2 1/2 times the water)
  • 1 spring onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 cloves of garlic (finely minced)
  • 1 Tbls Balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbls Tahini
  • 1 pinch – 1 Tbls Smoked Paprika
  • 1 Tbls Shoyu (Use Tamari if making GF)
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • 1/2 Tsp Sea Salt


– Put all ingredients into a mixing bowl except for the balsamic vinegar & shoyu (tamari if GF) and the smallest measurement of paprika
– In my experience every paprika is a little different, some much hotter than others. So start with a pinch and keep adding until it’s the right heat for you
– Blend well with a hand-held blender until smooth and creamy
– Have a taste to see whether you want it more salty or if it needs more seasoning.
– Add balsamic and shoyu
– Taste! Remember how important it is to taste your own food
– as I always say: Be the King (or Queen) of your own kitchen! Taste it and season it the way you like it!
– Transfer hummus to a bowl and sprinkle a little paprika on top for colour.

Voila! You’re done! Spread happily on everything!! Enjoy!

  • Ema Jones

    May 15, 2015 at 11:31 am Reply

    Love this Levantine food dip, with Smokey Paprika, the recipe is peppy.

  • Maria Kerewaro

    September 29, 2015 at 8:52 pm Reply

    I’ve been making this every week or so since you posted it and just about to make it up another batch and have re-read you blog and it’s only just landed why I want it in the fridge so much! I need earth! For someone who seems so grounded on the outside (which is just a cover..) I’m all over the place on the inside. I’m so so grateful for this recipe and finally I’m making my own hummus! Sending love xx

    • nickyclinch

      October 2, 2015 at 6:52 am Reply

      Dear Maria, this is so wonderful that you’ve discovered this. With where you are right now in life, giving out so much energy to the two young kids I can imagine you need lots of Earth energy. Try also regularly naturally sweet veg like Squash, Pumpkin, Sweet Potato plus also lots of creamy stews and soups – I mean creamy in consistency not actually using cream!
      Huge love to you

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