This Keto Hummus recipe is full of flavor and packed with a secret veggie ingredient to make it extra-healthy!
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Hummus is AMAZING, isn’t it?! One of my favorite pre-keto treats was creamy hummus with a side of crunchy veggies and chips, which was carb overload but (if I’m being honest) pure bliss.
The good news is hummus isn’t the worst thing you can have on keto, even in its natural form, which is made with chickpeas. A 2 tbsp-serving of the popular Sabra brand hummus is only 2g net carbs, so it’s workable. Some people, however, choose to cut out legumes (which includes chickpeas) entirely, especially if they’ve come from a Paleo diet. (Legumes are considered a “no-no” in most Paleo circles due to their anti-nutrient content.)
Plus, sometimes you just want more than a tablespoon or two of hummus. So what’s a hummus lover to do? Make Keto Hummus, of course! 🙂 This Keto Hummus is packed with a secret veggie ingredient to make it extra-healthy without sacrificing flavor, and you can eat a full 1/4 cup for only 3.2g net carbs.
Even better, you can whip up a big batch of this in just a few minutes and get to work on dipping your favorite keto-friendly veggies, keto almond flour crackers, pork rinds, and the like in it. Plus, your non-keto friends and family will LOVE this recipe too, making it perfect for parties!
Now let’s make ourselves some Keto Hummus! 😊
Ingredients Needed to Make Keto Hummus
Ingredient quantities are located in the recipe card at the end of the post.
- Tahini – this will take you to my FAVORITE tahini brand! You can also learn more later in the post.
- Lemon juice
- Olive oil
- Garlic cloves
- And the secret ingredient: zucchini!
Yep, zucchini. This Keto Hummus will give you a serving of fresh vegetables in the hummus itself. This is actually a recipe that I used to enjoy when I was a raw foodist about 15 years ago (I talk about this in The 7-Day Keto Green Smoothie Cleanse, but I basically ate raw fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds as a raw foodist… it was quite an interesting experience). I started thinking about it recently (it is absolutely delicious!) and realized it is a perfectly keto-friendly recipe. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
How to Make Keto Hummus
This is just a quick overview of how to make keto-friendly hummus. For the recipe in detail, scroll to the recipe card at the end of the post.
Add tahini and lemon juice (fresh is best!) to a food processor and process.
Add zucchini and process again.
Then add remaining ingredients and process one more time. All this processing helps the final result be extra-fluffy!
Taste and adjust seasonings if desired… then serve and enjoy!
TIP: For a firmer hummus, refrigerate the final product for at least an hour.
What to Serve With This Keto Hummus Recipe
This Keto Hummus is great with fresh keto-friendly vegetables like celery, radishes, broccoli, and cauliflower. You can also serve it with keto almond flour crackers, pork rinds, etc.
My Favorite Tahini Brand
I’ve tried a lot of brands of tahini over the years, but I stumbled upon a brand about a year and a half ago from a brand called Soom.
Their tahini is amazing (truly the best I’ve ever tried — I eat it straight out of the jar and it has the perfect drippy texture), and I also love the story of their company. It was founded by three sisters in Philadelphia, so it’s a completely woman-owned company. What can I say… women know how to do tahini right. 🙂
They have jars of regular, organic, and even single-serve packets. Yum!
Nutrition Facts for Keto Hummus
Per 1/4-cup serving:
- 113 calories
- 9.5g fat
- 3.7g protein
- 3.2g net carbs
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- 1/2 cup tahini
- 2-3 tbsp lemon juice preferably fresh
- 3 cups zucchini chopped
- 1/2 tbsp olive oil
- 1-2 cloves garlic
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- Add tahini and lemon juice to a food processor and process until you have created a thick paste (about 45 seconds).
- Scrape down the sides of the food processor and add chopped zucchini. Process for 2 minutes, scraping down the sides as needed.
- Add remaining ingredients. Process for 2 minutes, scraping down the sides as needed.
- Taste and adjust seasonings if desired. (I add an extra 1 tsp cumin and dash of salt, then I sprinkle with more paprika before serving.)
- For a firmer hummus, refrigerate the final product for at least an hour.
- Serve with fresh keto-friendly vegetables like celery, radishes, broccoli, and cauliflower.
- Each serving is approximately 1/4 cup.
Nutrition facts are included as a courtesy only. They are accurate to the best of our knowledge based on the ingredients and brands used, but their accuracy is not guaranteed. If applicable, sugar alcohols have already been removed from the total carb count.