Paleo Hummus

Paleo Hummus - I admit it: in the past year I’ve made and played with this Paleo Hummus recipe many times and in that time I’ve always wondered if it was “hummus” or “humus”.  I can tell you that it is definitely not “humus”, as its definition is “fully decomposed organic matter, sometimes used in gardening to improve the fertility of soil”.  Now we know.

I got to catch up with a bunch of friends from school this weekend who I haven’t seen in a while.  It’s come to my attention that almost everyone is married now.  I think there are only 2 of us in the group who are single.  That wedding thing is catching.  And expensive.  Last year I had 5 weddings to go to.  I think 3 this year.  There should be one big mass ceremony.  Once a year.  Or a wedding week.  Kinda like graduation ceremonies at big universities, how different programs are scheduled for their ceremonies all within a couple days.  Think about that week long party!  And all the people you’d meet!  Now that would be the way to connect all the singles, no?

But it would never work.  Brides need their day, right?  I get it.  But it’s cool.  Gets everyone together for mini reunions.  It’s weddings and funerals right?  So obviously this is the more fun of the two.  Hey, do you have a go-to wedding gift that you can suggest?  I need help.  Maybe a gallon-o-Paleo hummus (not humus.  Unless they’re big into gardening).

Stay tuned:  I will show you one of my favorite uses for this hummus.  Next week.

What a tease.  ;)

***Update:  Favorite use: Hummus Omelette.

See all of our Paleo Greek Weeks recipes here.

Paleo Hummus
It's shocking that these ingredients can result in a hummus flavor, but it does. And it's great.
  • 1 head cauliflower (cut, steamed or boiled, and cooled)
  • 5-6 heaping Tbsp almond butter
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1-2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ - 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp dry mustard powder
  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt (or to taste)
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor.
  2. Blend until smooth.
This hummus is a fantastic dip. Steamed broccoli is a great match.

Καλή όρεξη! (Bon appetit!)

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    • says

      Surprisingly no they are not, they can cause inflammation in some people. I have an issue with my thyroid, and subsequently avoid soy beans. This article is technical, but a good explanation. As always, listen to your body, and your health care professional, some people can eat them with no problem, or with moderation. But if you are suffering from leaky gut, inflammation or a hormone imbalance, legumes may be an issue.

  1. says

    I just saw a recipe for a beautiful beet hummus made with chickpeas on Cooking Stoned. After seeing yours, I’m thinking of using cauliflower as a base. Have you tried that combo?

    • says

      A sweet beet hummus? No, I haven’t. The only sweet hummus I’ve had was with pomegranate. But if you try, be sure to let us know how it goes.

  2. SoTM says

    I made this tonight….not bad at all. I prefer flavored(like red pepper) hummus….but this was very close in consistency and taste to normal hummus. I will be playing around with this, maybe with other nut butters like macadamia.


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