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 chickpeas or canned, garbanzo beans
- 2 Tbsp water
- 2 cloves small garlic 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.