Happy Monday, everyone! The lemon obsession continues. In the last month I’ve posted recipes for Vegan Lemon Blueberry Scones, Lemony Lentil Salad, Lemony Snack Bars, and now Lemon-Lime Hummus. I just can’t stop.
When I saw a recipe for a lemon-lime hummus, I knew I had to try it. I imagined how nicely the bright flavors of lemon and lime would blend with the creamy chickpeas, tahini, and garlic.
The results did not disappoint. The lemon and lime juice in this recipe give traditional hummus a unique spin. It tastes fresh and light and makes this a perfect spring-time hummus. This might actually be my new favorite hummus flavor.
A fresh and zest hummus recipe
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 10 servings 1x
- Category: Condiment
- Cuisine: Middle Eastern
- 3 large cloves fresh garlic, chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
- 2 cups cooked chickpeas, or 1 (15 ounce) can, rinsed and drained
- 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1/3 fresh lime juice
- 1/3 cup tahini
- 4 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1–4 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk (or other milk of choice)
- lemon and lime zest, for garnish, if desired
- Place all ingredients except milk in a food processor. Process until smooth, and then add the milk, one tablespoon at a time, until the hummus reaches your desired consistently. Alternatively, you can use the bean-cooking liquid or liquid from the can to thin the hummus. I tried milk this time and loved the results. Transfer to a bowl and top with a little lemon and lime zest, if desired.
Adapted from Cooking the Whole Foods Way by Christina Pirello
- Serving Size: 1 serving
- Calories: 291
- Sugar: 4.9g
- Sodium: 23mg
- Fat: 14.9g
- Carbohydrates: 29.8g
- Protein: 12.7g
Keywords: homemade hummus
I cannot think of a more nutritious way to get your kids to eat raw vegetables. Hummus is the perfect dipping agent and is packed with nutrients like protein, calcium, iron, and heart, hair, and skin-healthy fats! The addition of lemon and lime also helps us to digest the protein and fats. Bonus.
Here are a few more fun ways to use hummus:
- As a sandwich spread
- On crackers or pita chips
- On top of salads
- As a condiment for your favorite burger
- In a breakfast veggie burrito