4 Unique Hummus Recipes

What’s better than hummus? FOUR different types of hummus. That’s right! Our beloved go-to dip from the Middle East isn’t just versatile when it comes to what it goes with, but also with its own taste. Now, one can never really get bored of the original hummus, but for days when you want to twist it up a bit, you can try these 4 unique hummus dip recipes.

1. Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus

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The flavour of cilantro mixed with the spicy jalapeno creates a beautiful fusion, and it’s definitely the
first choice for cilantro lovers. You can prepare this hummus recipe with ease at your home.


• 1 pkg. Healthy Alternatives – Organic Kabuli Chana
• ¾ cup chopped cilantro
• 3 tbsp. lemon juice
• 1.5 tbsp. tahini
• ¼ jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
• 1 clove garlic, minced
• ½ tsp. cumin
• ¼ tsp. salt


1. Puree the Healthy Alternatives – Organic Kabuli Chana, cilantro, lemon juice, tahini, jalapeno pepper, garlic, cumin, and salt in the blender or food processor using long pulses until the mixture is fairly smooth and slightly fluffy. Make sure to scrape the mixture off the sides of the food processor or blender in between pulses.
2. Transfer the hummus to a serving bowl and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

2. Garam Masala Hummus

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The blend of this traditional Indian spice with the ingredients of hummus is so beautiful, we bet even   the British will come running back to India. This is a unique hummus dip recipe for the spicy food lovers.


• 1 pkg. Healthy Alternatives – Organic Kabuli Chana
• 3 small cloves of garlic
• ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
• 1/3 cup tahini
• ¼ tsp. sea salt
• 3 tbsp. Healthy Alternatives – Pure Olive Oil
• 1 tsp. garam masala


1. Add all the ingredients except the olive oil and garam masala to a food processor and blend until it is smooth. While blending, add olive oil through the spout. Once blended, add garam masala 1/4 tsp. at a time until you reach your preferred level of flavor. Adjust the seasonings to your preference.
2. Sprinkle it with more garam masala and toasted sesame seeds when serving. It will last in the refrigerator for a week.

3. Pumpkin Hummus

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It’s Winter, which means an overdose of pumpkin pie, pumpkin juice, pumpkin spiced latte…and now pumpkin hummus! The slightly sweet flavour of pumpkin coupled with cinnamon makes this hummus dip the perfect autumn dip, though after tasting it you’re going to want it all year!


• 1 pkg. Healthy Alternatives – Organic Kabuli Chana
• 1 cup pumpkin puree
• 1/4 cup tahini
• 1/4 cup lemon juice
• 1 clove garlic
• 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
salt, pepper and cayenne to taste


1. Mix all ingredients in the food processor or blender.
2. Serve with your choice of side dish and enjoy!

4. Smoky Chipotle Hummus

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This creamy, warming, seasonal, and slightly spicy hummus is too good to be true, and definitely too good to share. If you like your food spicy, this hummus dip is ideal for you.


• 1 pkg. Healthy Alternative – Organic Kabuli Chana
• 5 cloves roasted garlic
• ½  lemon juiced
• 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
• 2 tbsp. tahini
• ½ cup Healthy Alternatives – Pure Olive Oil
Sea salt and pepper


1. To roast garlic: Preheat oven or toaster oven to 400 degrees. Slice off the top of garlic head, exposing the individual cloves. Drizzle with Health Alternatives – Pure Olive Oil and wrap it in an aluminum foil. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the cloves are soft.
2. To make hummus: place all the ingredients in a food processor or a blender, and blend until smooth and creamy. Add sea salt and pepper to taste.

Want some more flavours to experiment with? Choose one of the L’Exclusif Selection hummus flavours  from our online store or head to your nearest Nature’s Basket  store! You know what they say – hummus where the heart is…, or maybe that’s just us.

Want more recipes which are healthy and easy to make? Check out our article on healthy budget food  for some ideas!

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