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Lemon Hemp Hummus

June 12, 2019

Everyone knows hummus is the ultimate dip appetizer! Change up your usual snacking with this Lemon Hemp Hummus made with fresh lemons and Hemp Hearts for a nutritious recipe made from wholesome ingredients.

There’s a chance I’m making a gross generalization here, but if you were to poll healthy food bloggers about the food they eat most, I have a feeling it would be hummus.

Hummus is one of those recipes that is always convenient to have on hand. It’s the perfect pairing for veggies and crackers! While it’s easy to just grab a container at the store, I love making homemade hummus. It’s super easy to make, allows you to add in any flavors and ingredients you want and allows you to skip the added preservatives that most store-bought versions include.

Everyone knows hummus is the ultimate dip appetizer! Change up your usual snacking with this Lemon Hemp Hummus made with fresh lemons and Hemp Hearts for a nutritious recipe made from wholesome ingredients.

This Lemon Hemp Hummus is hands-down one of my favourite recipe I’ve made this year. I basically demolished a bowl in one sitting. No shame in my hummus-eating-game!

It’s unbelievably tasty, has heart-healthy omega fatty acids from the hemp hearts, protein from the chickpeas and a zesty lemon flavour. Have I convinced you to give homemade hummus a try?

Here’s What You Need

  • Hemp hearts – hemp hearts are shelled hemp seeds. They’re packed with plant-based protein, healthy fats and other essential nutrients.
  • chickpeas – also known as garbanzo beans! Pick up a can of pre-cooked beans for ease. Make sure you drain and rinse well before using.
  • garlic cloves – I love the savory addition of garlic in this hummus.
  • tahini – a key ingredient for hummus!
  • olive oil – just a little liquid to help bring the mixture together.
  • lemon zest + juice – the star flavors of the dish. Make sure you use freshly-squeezed lemon juice!
  • salt + pepper – to bring all of the flavors together.
  • cumin – the perfect spice pairing to the rest of the ingredients.

Everyone knows hummus is the ultimate dip appetizer! Change up your usual snacking with this Lemon Hemp Hummus made with fresh lemons and Hemp Hearts for a nutritious recipe made from wholesome ingredients.

How to Make Homemade Lemon Hemp Hummus

STEP 1: Place hemp hearts in a medium skillet over medium-high heat and lightly toast. Remove from the heat once they are a dark brown color. Set aside.

STEP 2: In a food processor, combine chickpeas, garlic, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice and zest. Process until combined. Add in the salt, pepper, cumin and hemp heart. Process until smooth.

STEP 3: Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.

How to Serve Homemade Hummus

There are so many ways to enjoy hummus. Here are some of my favorite serving suggestions:

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Lemon Hemp Hummus

Everyone knows hummus is the ultimate dip appetizer! Change up your usual snacking with this Lemon Hemp Hummus made with fresh lemons and Hemp Hearts for a nutritious recipe made from wholesome ingredients.

  • Author: Davida Lederle
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1/2 cups 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern
  • Diet: Vegan

Ingredients

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  • 1/4 cup Hemp Hearts
  • 1 15 oz can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 lemons, zest + juice
  • 1 tsp salt + pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin

Instructions

  1. Place Hemp Hearts in a medium skillet over med-high heat and lightly toast. Remove from heat once dark brown colour achieved. Set aside.
  2. In a food processor combine chickpeas, garlic, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice and zest. Process until combined.
  3. Add in salt and pepper, cumin and Hemp Hearts.
  4. Process until smooth.
  5. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator for up to one week.

Keywords: lemon hummus

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  • Reply
    Shirley Martins
    August 27, 2018 at 2:04 am

    Thanks for this great post on lemon hemp hummus. It’s a great party snack. The pictures speaks volume

  • Reply
    Don Smith
    August 23, 2018 at 10:29 pm

    Hummus among my favorite dips and snacks in the world! this is really a good idea of adding some hemp seeds as extra protein and healthy fats! love this. keep it up. very innovative.

  • Reply
    Janet Cook
    August 18, 2018 at 3:46 am

    This is a wonderful recipe that I shouldn’t miss this weekend.

  • Reply
    Morgan
    June 13, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    Oh my, this sounds incredible! These ingredients sound like they would be great together, and the dish looks absolutely scrumptious! Can’t wait to give it a try! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!

  • Reply
    Rebecca Dawkins
    June 13, 2016 at 1:56 am

    I just love hummus. My recipe for is chickpeas, soaked in water for 8-9 hours and then cooked till soft and add olive oil, spices and blend to a smooth paste. Thanks for sharing your recipe, I’ll definitely try this!

    • Reply
      Davida Kugelmass
      June 13, 2016 at 7:58 am

      Yes! Soaking and removing the skin totally makes it smoother but I’m kind of lazy haha.

  • Reply
    Dani @ Dani California Cooks
    June 13, 2016 at 1:03 am

    I love making my own hummus. I use dry chickpeas and soak them overnight, and then add them to the food processor right after I cook them. Warm hummus is the best!

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