Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Hemp Seed Hummus - Kim's Welcoming Kitchen
Photo Credit: Bill Milne

The Hemp Seed Hummus from Super Seeds: The Complete Guide to Cooking with Power-Packed Chia, Quinoa, Flax, Hemp & Amaranth (Superfood Series) is one of my favorite summer recipes. It's protein-packed, so it can fuel your summer fun. It's quick to come together and not too heavy, making it ideal for summer snacking. Serve it with cut veggies or crackers, spread on a sandwich or dolloped on a green salad.

Hemp Seed Hummus (vegan, gluten-free, allergen-free)
from Super Seeds by Kim Lutz (Sterling Publishing, 2015)Makes 1 ½ cups

Hemp seeds do double duty in this recipe.First, they take the place of the traditional ingredient in hummus, tahini (some people are allergic to sesame seeds). Second, they bring crucial phytonutrients, including zinc and magnesium, to this tasty, satisfyingly textured dip.

1 ¾ cups cooked garbanzo beans (or one 15-ounce can, drained and rinsed)
2 tablespoons hemp seeds
2 tablespoons lemon juice
¼ teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons water

Blend all ingredients together in a food processor or blender until smooth.

Happy Cooking!

My new book,  Super Seeds, is available now! You can also find tasty recipes in Welcoming Kitchen: 200 Delicious Allergen & Gluten-Free Vegan Recipes.

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  1. I adore hummus, and I love tahini, but, since I also love trying new food combos, I will give this a try:)

    1. I think you'll be glad you did, Christine! Hemp seeds are little wonders!

  2. Wow Kim, this looks like a delicious recipe, can't wait to have it for lunch this week. Thanks for sharing and make it a Hippie Day!