Monday, July 23, 2012

80--- Almond Hummus

Almonds are a fantastic source of fiber and healthful fats.  And they are quite tasty.  This hummus has a unique flavor that is fantastic as a dip or sandwich spread.

Almond Hummus
Serves 8-10

1 cup raw almonds, soaked in water overnight
1/3 cup tahini
1 clove garlic, chopped
1/2 cup water
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp salt

Combine all ingredients in a large food processor and mix until a smooth puree is formed.  For a slightly chunky texture, reserve 2 Tbsp almonds (unsoaked) and add right at the end of pureeing. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Info per ~2 Tbsp: 133 calories, 11 g fat (6 g monounsaturated, 4 g polyunsaturated), 5 g protein, 3 g carbohydrates, 2.5 g fiber


  1. I've never thought of using almonds to make hummus! Love this idea!

  2. Fantastic idea I would never think of using almonds. Cant wait to try.

  3. Is it a cup of almonds that you soak, or is it a cup of soaked almonds? A cup of almond soaked yields more than a cup of soaked almonds. Thanks!

    1. Hi Shelly! It is one cup of raw almonds, then you soak them so, yes, the yield is slightly more. Thanks!