I like hummus, but I’m not a big fan of tahini. I was thinking what I could replace tahini with, so I got the idea to use hemp seeds which have a bit more neutral taste. I searched the internet to find a recipe for Hemp Seed Hummus, but I couldn’t find any – nobody had ever done that. So, I guess it was my duty to create it.
This quick and easy recipe is vegan, low carb and contains healthy fats. It can be used as a snack, an appetizer, a sandwich spread or a filling for pita bread or tortillas. Serve this tasty dip with raw carrot sticks, celery stalks or Healthy Pita Bread Chips.
I liked Hemp Seed Hummus very much and I hope you will, too!
- 4 Tbsp hemp seeds
- 4 tsp lemon juice
- 3 cups cooked (or canned) chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
- 2 Tbsp water
- 2 small garlic cloves, minced
- 6 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp salt
- GARNISH: paprika, red pepper flakes, chopped parsley or coriander
- Grind hemp seeds in coffee grinder (or spice grinder or pestle and mortar). Put them into food processor with lemon juice, chickpeas, water, garlic, olive oil and salt.
- Blend for about 1 minute or until smooth. If you want thinner hummus, add a little bit more water.
- To serve, put in a plate or a bowl, drizzle with some olive oil and sprinkle with paprika, red pepper flakes and chopped parsley or coriander.