4 Healthy Hummus Recipes

Once strictly considered hippie food, hummus is now one of the most popular dips in America— hummus sales have continued to rise about 18 percent each year over the past five years and major companies like Pepsi are calling it “ the next salsa.” Even though hummus is healthy, those little plastic containers usually contain preservatives and chemicals and it is hard to find a truly clean hummus in the grocery aisle.

The answer? Make your own! It takes less than five minutes to whip up a batch that will last you a whole week. We used our favorite basic hummus recipe as a base for four of our favorite versions—that’s a whole month of hummus!

These healthy recipes are quick, easy, and very flexible—feel free to adjust to taste.

Preparation for each recipe

Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender. Mix until the hummus is smooth and spreadable. If you have a weaker processor or blender, blend the garlic and liquid first to ensure that you aren’t left with any garlic chunks, then add the rest of the ingredients.

Traditional Hummus

1 15 ounce can of garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained

1/4 cup of liquid reserved from the garbanzo bean can

1 medium to large clove of garlic

2 tablespoons tahini

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon olive oil

Juice of 1/2 a lemon

Top with additional olive oil, if desired.

Beet Hummus

8 ounces steamed and peeled beets

1 15 ounce can of garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained

1/4 cup of liquid reserved from the garbanzo bean can

Medium to large clove of garlic

2 tablespoons tahini

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

Juice of 1/2 a lemon

Avocado Hummus

1 15 ounce can of garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained

1/4 cup of liquid reserved from the garbanzo bean can

1 small avocado or half a medium to large avocado

1 medium to large clove of garlic

1/2 packet ALOHA Daily Good Greens

2 tablespoons tahini

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon olive oil

Juice of 1/2 a lemon

White Bean & Basil Hummus

1 can of cannellini beans

All of the liquid from the can*

1/4 cup chopped basil1 large clove of garlic

2 tablespoons tahini

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon olive oil

Juice of 1/2 a lemon

1/2 packet of ALOHA Daily Good Greens

*Using all of the liquid from the can means a lot of flavor—use less for a milder hummus. The liquid also thins out the hummus, so start with half of the liquid, then continue to add until you find the balance of flavor and texture that works for you!

Photo Credit: Mimi McCormick

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