High Protein Hummus Recipe

This high protein hummus is perfect if you’re looking for ways to boost your intake of plant-based protein. This creamy, flavorful hummus is quick and easy to make.

What to serve with this high protein hummus

This hummus is delicious served with crunchy raw veggies, crackers, or used as a spread in sandwiches or wraps.

High protein hummus in a white dish surrounded by cucumber slices.

Ingredients and substitutions

I prefer to use canned chickpeas when making this high protein hummus recipe, but you can use cooked, dried chickpeas if you prefer. If using canned, be sure to rinse and drain the chickpeas before adding them to the food processor or blender.

Tahini is a paste made from ground sesame seeds. It adds richness and flavor to this hummus.

Silken tofu (or soft tofu) gives this hummus a big protein boost. It’s definitely not traditional, but works perfectly to add creaminess and plant-based protein to this dish.

Ground cumin adds a warm, earthy flavor to this high protein hummus. You can omit it if necessary, but I do recommend including it if possible. It’s traditionally included in hummus and adds a lovely flavor.

The acidity of fresh lemon juice complements the creaminess of the other ingredients in this hummus. I don’t recommend substituting bottled lemon juice because you can really taste the difference.

How to make high protein hummus

Add the cooked chickpeas, tofu, lemon juice, tahini, salt, and cumin to a food processor or blender.

Ingredients for hummus in a food processor.

Blend until smooth, scraping down the sides of the food processor or blender if necessary.

Blended hummus in a food processor.

Optional garnishes

I like to garnish this high protein hummus with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, a sprinkle of smoked paprika, and some chopped fresh parsley.

Storage

Store this high protein hummus in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days.

Hummus in a white dish garnished with fresh parsley.

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High Protein Hummus Recipe

This high protein hummus is perfect if you're looking for ways to increase your intake of plant-based protein. It's easy to make, nutrient rich, and delicious.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 186.5kcal

Equipment

  • Food processor or blender.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas (if using canned, be sure to rinse and drain them)
  • 10.5 ounces silken tofu or soft tofu (300g)
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Optional garnishes: chopped parsley, a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, smoked paprika, or cayenne pepper

Instructions

  • Add the cooked chickpeas, tofu, lemon juice, tahini, salt, and cumin to a food processor or blender.
  • Blend until smooth, scraping down the sides of the food processor or blender if necessary.
  • Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days.

Notes

  •  This high protein hummus is delicious served with raw vegetables, crackers, or used as a spread in sandwiches or wraps.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5Cup | Calories: 186.5kcal | Carbohydrates: 18.3g | Protein: 9.4g | Fat: 9.3g | Saturated Fat: 1.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 243.6mg | Potassium: 315.2mg | Fiber: 4.4g | Sugar: 3.3g | Vitamin A: 24.2IU | Vitamin C: 3.5mg | Calcium: 61.9mg | Iron: 2.6mg

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