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Vegan Hummus Recipes: 5 yummy and healthy tips for you!

Updated on September 19, 2013

5 Easy and super Healthy Vegan Hummus Goodies!

I'm a Vegetarian and on my way to live the Vegan Lifestyle. Because Hummus fits perfectly in the Vegan kitchen I love to share my 5 best delicious Vegan Hummus Recipes with you. Hummus is one of my favorite ingredients. I've been using it for many years. It tastes like heaven, at least I think so! The possibilities are endless. From simple snacks to a healthy meal for you and your family: it is all possible with this great ingredient that should be on the top list of every vegetarian/vegan cook.

I will first teach you how to make homemade Hummus yourself as the basics for delicious meals. Once you've finished this you're all set to enjoy my top 5 easy Vegan Hummus Recipes!

Bon appetite!

Photo Credit

The Perfect Food Processor for Your Hummus!

Hamilton Beach 70610 500-Watt Food Processor, Standard Packaging, White
Hamilton Beach 70610 500-Watt Food Processor, Standard Packaging, White

This Super Food Processor is the perfect choice to puree your homemade Hummus!

Grate, chop, shred: this winner does it all. Super easy to clean! The price is great!

 

Shopping List!

-500 grams of fresh Chickpeas

-Fresh Tahini (Sesame Paste)

-3 fresh Lemons

-Fresh Garlic

-Fresh Parsley

-Sea Salt

-Olive Oil (extra virgin)

Homemade Hummus
Homemade Hummus
  • Prep time: 45 min
  • Cook time: 15 min
  • Ready in: 1 hour
  • Yields: 5 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 Food Processor
  • 1 Large bowl
  • 1 Tablespoon
  • 1 Garlic Press
  • 1 Juicer
  • 500 Grams of Fresh Chickpeas
  • 2 -3 Tablespoons of Tahini (Sesame Paste)
  • 2 -3 Freshly squeezed Lemons
  • 2 -3 Squeezed cloves of Garlic
  • 1 -2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • Sea Salt
  • Parsley

Instructions

  1. For best results always use fresh chickpeas!
  2. Soak the chickpeas the day before you are going to make your fresh Hummus in water for at least 12 hours.
  3. -Rinse the chickpeas well the next day and then cook them for 45 minutes in a lot of water!
  4. -Save a little bit of the water you cooked your chickpeas in!
  5. -Rinse the cooked chickpeas well with cold water.
  6. -Squeeze the lemons and press the garlic.
  7. -Put the chickpeas in the Food Processor together with the Tahini (if you don't like Tahini you can use Peanut butter as an alternative), lemon juice and the garlic.
  8. -Turn on the Food Processor for 1-2 minutes.
  9. -Add a few tablespoons of the water you saved from the chickpeas.
  10. -Mix it all together in the Food Processor until it looks like a smooth creamy mixture (see photo).
  11. -Put your fresh homemade Hummus in a large bowl.
  12. -Drip 2-3 tablespoons of Olive Oil over the mixture, you can also use an oil can.
  13. -For decoration purposes you can add some fresh Parsley to the Hummus (optional).
  14. You're all done, you now have the basics for all further Hummus recipes. Taste how delicious it is already!
Cast your vote for 1: Basic Homemade Hummus recipe

No time for grocery shopping? - Buy these ingredients online!

In todays busy society I can imagine you don't always have the time to do grocery shopping. Luckily you can buy most ingredients you need for your delicious homemade Hummus on line! Good news is also that all listed ingredients below are organic and vegan!

Light Grey Celtic coarse sea salt, 1 lb. bag
Light Grey Celtic coarse sea salt, 1 lb. bag

In my kitchen I always cook with Celtic Sea Salt. It is 100% organic, contains lots of minerals and you can use it outside the kitchen as well! Super healthy and very affordable too! Great tip for your health:

Make a solution of 1/3 Celtic Sea Salt plus 2/3 water, add 2-3 drips of this solution to a large bottle of water and drink 2 glasses every day for your health! You can also water your plants with it (water from the bottle) or give the water solution to your pets!

 

Hummus in a Nutshell

-Hummus is a creamy spread of cooked Chickpeas, Tahini (Sesame Paste), Olive Oil, Sea Salt, Garlic and Lemon. This delicious spread is originally from the Middle East.

-The basic is 100% Vegan, meaning both Vegetarians and Vegans can eat it!

-100 Grams of Hummus contains at least 225 calories, but don't worry. This is because of the Olive Oil which is a very healthy unsaturated fat!

Homemade Hummus Video Demonstration!

This lady uses canned Chickpeas for her demonstration. It's up to you what you prefer. I always go for fresh ones, because I have no clue what's inside these cans!

The Cumin she uses is optional, I prefer not too because Cumin has a strong special taste. I advice you to leave it out because your basics need to have a neutral taste!

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Hummus with Avocado and Sundried Tomatoes
Hummus with Avocado and Sundried Tomatoes

2. Hummus with Avocado and Sun Dried Tomatoes - Great for Lunch or as a Starter!

This easy Hummus recipe is perfect as a delicious starter, but can also be eaten for lunch. It is a Veggy Dip served with (raw) vegetables and toasted bread.

Tip:

Instead of bread you can use full grain rice too, delicious with Hummus. Only adds about 10 minutes of cooking time (cooking can be done while preparing the other ingredients)

  • Prep time: 10 min
  • Ready in: 10 min
  • Yields: 5 Portions

Ingredients

  • 2 Portions of the Basic Homemade Hummus
  • 1 Food Processor
  • 2 Big Bowls
  • 5 Small Plates
  • 2 Big Avocados
  • 1 Jar of Sun Dried Tomatoes
  • 2 Teaspoons of Turmeric (Kurkuma)
  • 2 Teaspoons of Djinten
  • 50 Grams of Chopped Parsley
  • 100 Grams of Chopped Basil
  • 5 Slices of Toasted Bread
  • Celery
  • 10 Carrots

Instructions

  1. We're going to add great ingredients to your Basic Homemade Hummus to make 2 lovely dips. Use 1 portion of Hummus per dip!
  2. Hummus with Avocado
  3. -Peel the Avocados and cut out the pits.
  4. -Slice the Avocados into pieces (size doesn't matter!).
  5. -Put the pieces of Avocado into the Food Processor together with 1 portion of basic homemade Hummus.
  6. -Add 1 teaspoon of Turmeric and 1 teaspoon of Djinten.
  7. -Chop the Basil and add 1/2 portion to the other ingredients in your Food Processor.
  8. -Turn on the Food Processor and mix it till the mixture looks nice and creamy.
  9. -When done put the Hummus mixture in 1 of the bowls
  10. Hummus with Sun Dried Tomatoes
  11. -Put the other portion of your basic Hummus into the Food Processor.
  12. -Add 1 Jar of sun dried tomatoes including the oil (!).
  13. -Add the other half of the chopped Basil.
  14. -Add 1 teaspoon of Turmeric and 1 teaspoon of Djinten.
  15. -Mix it all together (same procedure as for the Avocado Hummus dip).
  16. -Put your Tomatoes Hummus dip in the other bowl.
  17. Finishing Touch
  18. -Toast 5 slices of fresh bread (full grain is best choice).
  19. -Chop the Parsley and spread it over the two bowls of fresh Hummus.
  20. -Cut the Celery and the Carrots in 25 small to medium pieces each (5 pieces of carrot and 5 pieces of Celery per person).
  21. -Divide the Slices of toasted Bread, Celery and Carrots over the 5 plates.
  22. -Put the two bowls of Hummus on the table and share the plates.
  23. Enjoy your healthy yummy (dip) meal!

Ready to Eat Vegan Hummus - Go Picnic: the crackers are included!

100 % Vegan ready to eat Hummus

GoPicnic Ready-to-Eat Meals Traditional Hummus & Multiseed Crackers 4.01 oz boxes (Pack of 6)
GoPicnic Ready-to-Eat Meals Traditional Hummus & Multiseed Crackers 4.01 oz boxes (Pack of 6)

I can imagine not everybody has time and/or motivation to make fresh homemade Hummus.

If you can't make Hummus yourself this Ready to eat Hummus is a great alternative. Good thing is that this all natural vegan package is 100% free of gluten, trans fats, HFCS, added MSG, artificial colors, flavors and preservatives!

 
Healthy Hummus Chocolate Heaven!
Healthy Hummus Chocolate Heaven!

3. Chocolate Spread and Raw Chocolate Cookies! - Healthy Chocolate Heaven!

I am a big chocolate fan! I love it, but I don't want to eat those unhealthy stuff they sell at the supermarket. So what to do? Right: make it healthy and yummy myself.

Because these 2 recipes are sweet we can't use our basic homemade Hummus, but don't worry, we only replace a few ingredients!

  • Prep time: 1 hour
  • Cook time: 2 hours
  • Ready in: 3 hours
  • Yields: 1

Ingredients

  • 1 Food Processor
  • 1 Empty Jar (glass)
  • Muffin Pan(s)
  • 400 Grams of Chickpeas
  • 50 Grams of Cocoa
  • 2 Bars of Organic Dairy free Pure Chocolate
  • 5 Tablespoons of Coconut Oil
  • Stevia or Raw Organic Honey
  • 6 Tablespoons of grated Coconut
  • Sesame seeds (optional)
  • 2 -3 Leaves of fresh Mint

Instructions

  1. Basics for the chocolate spread
  2. -Cook the chickpeas for 45 minutes.
  3. -Put the chickpeas in the Food Processor.
  4. -Add the cocoa to it.
  5. -Turn on the Food Processor till you see a nice mixture.
  6. (you can use some of the water of your cooked chickpeas to make it smoother!)
  7. Melting the Chocolate
  8. -Heat up water in large pan (don't cook it!).
  9. -Grate the chocolate bars.
  10. -Put the grated chocolate bars in a bowl.
  11. -Put the bowl in the pan with water.
  12. -Make sure the bowl doesn't touch the bottom of the pan!
  13. -Stir until the chocolate has melted.
  14. Finishing touch
  15. -Add the melted chocolate as soon as possible to the mixture in your Food Processor!
  16. -Add the coconut oil and the grated coconut plus the Mint leaves.
  17. -If you like you can also add sesame seeds (use as much as you like).
  18. -Add raw organic honey or Stevia to the mixture (as much as you like).
  19. -Turn on the Food Processor until the mixture looks nice and creamy.
  20. -Taste! You can add more Honey/Stevia or other ingredients if you like!
  21. -Put the Chocolate Spread in the glass jar and save it in the refrigerator.
  22. You can use the chocolate spread on your crackers, bread, etc. Yummy for breakfast!
  23. Raw Hummus Chocolate Cookies time!
  24. -Take some muffin pans (amount depends on how much cookies you want).
  25. -Put the Hummus chocolate spread in the muffin pans.
  26. -The cookies are ready when they're stiff frozen!
  27. -Gently press the cookies out of the muffin pans on a plate.
  28. Don't forget to take the cookies out of the freezer at least 5 minutes before serving!

Ingredients you need for your Chocolate Spread and Cookies!

Grilled Eggplant Hummus Salad
Grilled Eggplant Hummus Salad
  • Prep time: 30 min
  • Ready in: 30 min
  • Yields: 4

4. Grilled Eggplant Hummus Salad

  • 1 Portion of basic homemade Hummus
  • 1 Food Processor
  • 1 Big Eggplant
  • 2 -3 Big tomatoes
  • Olive Oil (extra virgin)
  • 4 Small Lettuce leaves
  • 2 Tablespoons of wine vinegar
  • 4 Teaspoons of sesame seeds
  • 50 Grams of chopped Basil
  • 4 Medium sized pita breads (optional)

Instructions

  1. -Cut the Eggplant and the tomatoes into thick slices.
  2. -Drip Olive Oil over the slices of Eggplant.
  3. -Grill the Eggplant slices in a big frying pan (2 minutes for each side).
  4. -Put the grilled Eggplant slices on the plates and put the tomato slices on top of it.
  5. -Spread wine vinegar over the slices (as much as you like).
  6. -Chop the Basil in your Food Processor and add to the top.
  7. -Grill the sesame seeds in the oven or in a frying pan and spread them over the dish.
  8. -Grill the pita bread in the oven for 2-3 minutes, watch carefully they burn easily!
  9. -Spread the Humus over the pita breads or put the Hummus in small bowls.
  10. -Decorate with lettuce leaves
  11. Done!

Can I save my fresh Hummus in the freezer?

You can, but I don't recommend doing this. The defrosting process will change the structure and the taste of your Hummus. It will become more fluid and you don't want that.

Sweet Potatoes Hummus
Sweet Potatoes Hummus
  • Prep time: 30 min
  • Ready in: 30 min
  • Yields: 8

5. Sweet Potatoes Hummus

  • 1 Portion of basic homemade Hummus
  • 1 Food Processor
  • 2 Big sweet potatoes
  • 1 Teaspoon of Cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh chopped Parsley
  • Olive Oil
  • Toast

Instructions

  1. -Peel the sweet potatoes and cut into small pieces
  2. -Bake the sweet potatoes for about 15-20 minutes with Olive Oil in a frying pan
  3. -Put the baked sweet potatoes in the Food Processor
  4. -Add the Basic Homemade Hummus and the Cumin
  5. -Mix it all till you got a nice and creamy spread
  6. -Add some drips of Olive Oil if your sweet potatoes Hummus is too dry
  7. -Put toast on a plate
  8. -Spread the Sweet Potatoes Hummus over the toast
  9. Tip: Decorate with chopped Parsley

May I have your votes please... - Which one is your favorite?

Which of the 5 Vegan Hummus Recipes do you like most
Which of the 5 Vegan Hummus Recipes do you like most

Which of the 5 Vegan Hummus Recipes do you like most

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Do you have a favorite Vegan Hummus Recipe? A question? - Please leave your comments below!

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      Anja Toetenel 4 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      @shabi9764: Hi there shabi9764! Welcome to Squidoo and thank you for your kind comment. Hummus is delicious, I hope you'll enjoy the recipes!

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      shabi9764 4 years ago

      i my name is shay I'm new here in squidoo

      i love hummus and i like your recipe

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      Anja Toetenel 4 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      @smine27: Thank you so much smine27 and of course I agree: Hummus is delicious!

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      Anja Toetenel 4 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      @favored: Chocolate is heaven favored1 ;-) You also can make Hummus of red lentils, have you ever tried that? For a recipe check my Vegan Lunch Ideas Lens. Thanks for your comment!

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      Fay Favored 4 years ago from USA

      I'm not a fan of hummus, but know it would work well in my eating. Maybe with these recipes I'll try it again. They do look good, especially if I can use chocolate :)

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      Shinichi Mine 4 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      I love hummus! Great recipes here.

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      Anja Toetenel 4 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      @chardonnay1313: That's what happens to most people who are introduced to Hummus, chardonnay ;-) I call it my healthy addiction! Good to hear you love it too! Enjoy the recipes!

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      chardonnay1313 4 years ago

      I love hummus. I started eating hummus about a month ago and fell in love with it.

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      Anja Toetenel 4 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      @Ruthi: Thank you Ruthi! I can promise you from personal experience it tastes very good!

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      Ruthi 4 years ago

      I can almost taste your grilled eggplant hummus salad! I'm hooked!

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      Anja Toetenel 4 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      @Diana Wenzel: Thank you, I hope you'll enjoy them!

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      Renaissance Woman 4 years ago from Colorado

      I will definitely try your recipes. Thanks!

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      Anja Toetenel 4 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      @Torrs13: Thank you Torrs13! Hummus is so delicious and it offers so much creative ways to eat it. It is great as a dip and so much better than the fat dips that are sold in supermarkets! Let me know if you enjoyed the recipes!

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      Torrs13 4 years ago

      I DEFINITELY need to try some of these recipes. I didn't try hummus until last year and I quickly acquired a taste for it. I'm a big fan and I like to eat my vegetables, chips, and bread with it. Thanks for these great recipes!

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      Anja Toetenel 4 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      @KimGiancaterino: Thank you Kim! Let me know if you liked them. I love Mediterranean markets, the ingredients they sell there are so delicious and very healthy too! Enjoy your meal!

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      KimGiancaterino 4 years ago

      I'm a vegetarian and love to experiment with hummus. I'll be pinning this so I can try your recipes (or put my husband to work in the kitchen). We always have these ingredients on hand, since we shop at a big Mediterranean market.

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      Anja Toetenel 4 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      @LaidBackGuy: Thank you for your kind comment, LaidBackGuy, they are easy to make indeed! And tasting very good too!

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      LaidBackGuy 4 years ago

      Great to see so many variations to the hummus recipe. They all look delicious and very easy to make. Thanks!

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      Anja Toetenel 4 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      @happynutritionist: Enjoy your meal! Hummus is delicious! Thanks for your visit!

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      happynutritionist 4 years ago

      My husband loves hummus, we have some in the fridge almost all the time...in fact there's some in there now...hmmm...and I'm feeling hungry!

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      Anja Toetenel 4 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      @josietook: I hope you enjoy your meal, josietook, thanks for commenting!

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      josietook 4 years ago

      Must try your recipes. I love hummus.

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      Anja Toetenel 4 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      @anonymous: Thank you for your nice compliment, AilynK !

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      your recipe looks delicious!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I make hummus without tahini. Instead, I grind sesame seeds in the squeezed lemon juice when I begin to add ingredients to the blender. Few T. together with one lemon and a drained can of chickpeas, half t. cumin and coriander, garlic clove, dash cayenne, and water as needed. Simple, lower in fat, too.

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      Anja Toetenel 4 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      @esmonaco: Hi Esmonaco, you don't have to be a vegan to enjoy these recipes, I hope you like them! Thank you for your comment!

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      Eugene Samuel Monaco 4 years ago from Lakewood New York

      I'm not a Vegan but I do love Hummus, Thanks for the recipes I'm going to try some

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      Anja Toetenel 4 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      @steadytracker lm: Thanks a lot for you kind feedback, Steadytracker! I hope you'll enjoy the recipes!

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      steadytracker lm 4 years ago

      Delicious and healthy. A perfect combination. Thanks for sharing these great recipes.

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      Anja Toetenel 4 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      @artbyrodriguez: Thank you very much Rodriquez! Hummus is so yummy, give it a try and I promise you, you'll be addicted ;-) Have a great day!

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      Beverly Rodriguez 4 years ago from Albany New York

      This is an informative and well-presented article. I've never tried hummus but you've made it very tempting!

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      Anja Toetenel 4 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      @qikey1 lm: The Hummus chocolate spread is delicious, I promise you! So are the cookies! Thanks for your comment!

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      qikey1 lm 4 years ago

      I am a hummus LOVER... I tell everyone it is the reason why I need to lose 10lbs!! I love these ideas. I would NEVER thought of hummus with chocolate! I must try it!

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      Anja Toetenel 4 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      @Elsie Hagley: Thank you so much Kiwinana! I love Avocados a lot too, they taste so good and above all: are very healthy! I hope you enjoy my recipes! Have a lovely day!

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      Elsie Hagley 4 years ago from New Zealand

      Nicely presented, I will have to try them all, but the avocado and sun dried tomatoes one will be first as I am a great fan of avocados.

      Thanks for sharing these recipes with us they look very yummy.

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      Anja Toetenel 4 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      @Susan Zutautas: I hope you'll enjoy your meal(s) Susan! Thanks for your comment and like!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I'm going to have to try all of your hummus recipes, but I think I'll start with the avocado one first. I should have eaten lunch before reading your lens as now I'm starving :)

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      Anja Toetenel 4 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      @ColettaTeske: Thank you BearTale, very kind of you! I love it how many different ways people make Hummus. It is an ingredient that makes you creative, the possibilities seem to be unlimited! I have many more lovely recipes with Hummus and I think I can make another Lens about it! It was great making this one!

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      Anja Toetenel 4 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      @TipsForMoms: Thank you so much TipsForMoms, enjoy your meal :)

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      TipsForMoms 4 years ago

      I love hummus and I tried all different flavors but I always come back to the basic. Thanks you for sharing some great recipes.

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      ColettaTeske 4 years ago

      Great article! Thank you for the tips. I make hummus all the time; our meals include a side of hummus and crackers. We also like chocolate hummus and my recipe is a bit different than yours. I use cocoa powder. I also use a food processor; I find it makes hummus faster, easier, smoother and quick to clean up.