Almond Hummus Recipe

October 3, 2014 Updated: September 29, 2014

By Derek Henry, Holistic Health Coach for Healing the Body

Almond Hummus is a nice variation to the traditional variety that is typically made from chick peas.  It’s incredibly easy to make, and when made at home with fresh ingredients, you can avoid all the preservatives and fillers that are typically in the store bought stuff. Check out how to make your own with this healthy almond hummus recipe.

Purpose

Loaded with calcium, vitamin E, essential fatty acids (EFA’s), and trace minerals, this hummus is a wonderful addition to seed crackers, tortilla chips, pita chips, and vegetables and gives you some variation from the typical hummus made with chickpeas.

Enjoy this delicious recipe with a sparkling lemonade kefir, and you have one heck of a healthy and delicious snack!

Equipment Required

  • Quality blender

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almonds (soaked)
  • ¾ cup water
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup raw sesame tahini
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ¼ tsp cumin powder
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper (optional, for spicy)

Directions 

  • Place all ingredients in a high speed blender
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Store in glass container, and set in the fridge for 1 hour or more to allow the flavours to start the party.

Consumption

  •  Enjoy as a mid-morning or afternoon snack, or add it to your meal plans as a tasty side dish to soup or salad.

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