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Keto Hummus (with a Secret Ingredient!)

This Keto Hummus recipe is full of flavor and packed with a secret veggie ingredient to make it extra-healthy!

keto hummus in a bowl nestled inside of a large platter of keto fresh vegetables

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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
  • Salt
  • Paprika
  • Cumin
  • 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.

woman squeezing fresh lemon into food processor containing keto hummus

Add tahini and lemon juice (fresh is best!) to a food processor and process.

inside of food processor containing paste of lemon juice and tahini for keto hummus

Add zucchini and process again.

food processor bowl containing freshly processed zucchini as a base for keto hummus

Then add remaining ingredients and process one more time. All this processing helps the final result be extra-fluffy!

closeup of spices being added to a food processor with keto hummus inside next to fresh vegetables and lemons

Taste and adjust seasonings if desired… then serve and enjoy!

spoon holding fresh keto hummus straight out of a food processor next to fresh vegetables

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.

celery holding about a tablespoon of keto hummus in front of a platter of fresh keto vegetables

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. 🙂

You can pick up Soom Tahini by clicking here!

They have jars of regular, organic, and even single-serve packets. Yum!

two soom tahini jars for keto diet


Can I Eat Hummus on the Keto Diet?

You can eat hummus on keto as long as it uses low carb ingredients in the recipe. Most hummus products and recipes use chickpeas, which are high in carbs. According to the Dept of Agriculture, chickpeas contain 32.4g net carbs per cup. Therefore, you must avoid most commercially produced hummus products and chickpea hummus recipes when you are on the keto diet.

When buying hummus, be sure to check net carb amounts on the nutrition label to be certain they didn’t use high carb chickpeas in the ingredients in their recipe.

How Do I Make Hummus Keto-Friendly?

You can make hummus keto-friendly by using only low carb ingredients. By avoiding chickpeas and substituting them with a low carb ingredient like tahini, you can make a low carb keto-friendly hummus. Our hummus recipe is low in net carbs and keto-friendly.

More Keto Dips

Here a couple more low carb dips you would enjoy!

Nutrition Facts for Keto Hummus

Per 1/4-cup serving:

  • 113 calories
  • 9.5g fat
  • 3.7g protein
  • 3.2g net carbs
bowl of keto hummus nestled in a bed of fresh radishes and broccoli

Keto Snacks

Our no carb snacks and keto crunchy snacks can make eating keto quite enjoyable. Try any of these and you’ll see…

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bowl of keto hummus nestled in a bed of fresh radishes and broccoli

Keto Hummus

This Keto Hummus recipe is full of flavor and packed with a secret veggie ingredient to make it extra-healthy!
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Lunch, Snack
Cuisine: American, Western
Keyword: easy keto snack, keto hummus, low carb hummus
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 113kcal


  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 2-3 tbsp lemon juice preferably fresh
  • 3 cups raw 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
Keto Hummus
Amount Per Serving
Calories 113 Calories from Fat 86
% Daily Value*
Fat 9.5g15%
Carbohydrates 3.8g1%
Fiber 0.6g3%
Protein 3.7g7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition Disclaimer

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.


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    • Hi Jerie! I apologize for the delay in responding; I missed your comment. This will keep fresh in the fridge for up to two days.

    • Hi Yasmin! Without the tahini, it will just be pureed zucchini and won’t be as thick. You could try substituting the tahini with raw avocado if you’d like – that will help thicken it up (although it will give you a different flavor than the tahini).

  • 5 stars
    I used 1 cup raw cashew nuts with cooked zucchini in the blender instead and it is delicious as well.

  • 5 stars
    I was looking for a dip to set out with veggies to snack on while entertaining that everyone would be happy with.
    Not all my friends are into KETO. Keto Hummus will work well. It tastes good and is easy to put together.

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