Gluten Free Hummus

Gluten Free Hummus Recipe

It’s Holiday time! ‘Tis the season to be jolly. To eat, drink and be merry. To gain 10 pounds, do serious damage to your waist line and quite possibly your liver.

Don’t get me wrong. I love holiday parties. Houses twinkle, guests glitter and drinks clink. But all that partying can take its toll on our health. It is hard to navigate all the drinking and eating and still maintain the good health that you need to maintain the energy required to be truly merry.

Gluten is just lurking around every corner. And even if you manage to find gluten free goodies to munch on, the sugar and fat can still kill ya!

I have decided to add some healthy appetizers to my holiday party this year. Which brings me to the lowly Gluten Free Hummus Recipe.

Hummus gets a bad rep sometimes. It can be bland and may have a hippie connotation, but really there is a lot to like about hummus. When seasoned properly, it is delicious. It is packed with fiber, good fat and when served with fresh veggies, it actually is very healing to your liver — which, let’s face it, can use a break this time of year.

I know you can buy fairly decent hummus almost anywhere these days but  you make it yourself, you can ensure it is packed with flavor and is indeed a healthful snack. And it is a snap to make.

To boost the healthy factor, I use organic garbanzo beans and add some flax seed oil. Flax seed oil is amazingly good for you and it gives the hummus a great nutty undertone.

Skip the pita, serve with fresh veggies or even apples (don’t cringe, it is actually quite yummy) and if you want to elevate it to high status, pipe it onto the veggies for a pretty presentation. This hummus is definitely not hippie food!

Gluten Free Hummus recipe

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Gluten Free Hummus
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Gluten Free Hummus Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Greek
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 527kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • 2 (15-ounce) cans organic garbanzo beans liquid drained and reserved
  • 1 ½ teaspoons course sea salt
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/3 cup tahini sesame paste
  • 2 lemons juiced
  • 10 dashes Tabasco sauce
  • 2 tablespoons flax seed oil
  • ½ cup liquid from garbanzo beans
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil


  • Put all the ingredients except olive oil into a strong blender or food processor and process until pureed. Add olive oil and process until smooth. Taste for seasoning, add more salt or Tabasco if necessary.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Hummus Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 527 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Sodium 601mg25%
Potassium 531mg15%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 12g48%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 45IU1%
Vitamin C 22.1mg27%
Calcium 101mg10%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Peter G
    December 10, 2008

    I love this version Carol…with the added goodness of the flaxseed oil and the spiciness of the tabasco!

  2. Carrie
    December 10, 2008

    oh i simply LOVE hummus. Of course I must confess and say that generally I just buy the fantastic foods boxed version! lolol… this looks so good!!

  3. anudivya
    December 10, 2008

    What a lovely presentation! One of the best I have seen today.

  4. Travis Ingersoll
    December 10, 2008

    Great recipe and beautiful photo! I love this time of year, but I completely agree that all the sweets and drinks are not so good for our bodies. I plan on making a lot of healthy food this holiday, but it’s hard getting family to choose a good quinoa or hummus dish over fudge bars and chocolate chip cookies:)

  5. gfcanadian
    December 10, 2008

    That photo is fabulous! I’m trying to eat well this holiday season, and hummus and veggies sounds like the perfect thing to take to the work potluck.

  6. H.Peter
    December 11, 2008

    Hummus, Hummus, Hummus.
    I can see Eddie Murphy here.

    We have a large Middle eastern population in Calgary, hence some great, great specialty shops around town.

    I must be hoest, it took a while to grow on me, but now, I love it!

  7. Cynthia
    December 12, 2008

    Hummus a favourite and your food styling is exceptional!

  8. Katie
    December 12, 2008

    I’d still eat it, even if it was hippie food!

  9. Helene
    December 12, 2008

    We love hummus in my house. The boys will grad this for snack instead of junk food. It’s so good.

  10. taste memory
    December 15, 2008

    that is the prettiest photo! i love hummus + find it so easy to make. Agree about over indulgence so bad for the body + mind. the tough part is revising what + how we used to eat as youngsters to now/today ~ digestion is just not the same! Flax seed oil is the best, thanks for including that in your recipe. I use daily as well as ground flax seeds in my guacamole

  11. Malar Gandhi
    January 8, 2009

    Gorgeous presentation!:) Like your pictures…

    Thanks for stopping by at my blog and those lovely words at my diet blog’. I hardly keep a track of it…

    Wish you bumped into my food blog tho’

  12. James
    March 30, 2009

    Wow !! This pics looks awesome. I like it. Yummy recipe. I would like to eat now.

  13. EsseceMuchZem
    February 28, 2011

    Interestingly written!

  14. Aaron Johns
    March 15, 2011

    Thank you so very much for posting this… Absolutely LOVE it!! Wish there was a way to “fav” individual posts on WordPress, would definitely favor this post.

    BR, Aaron

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  16. Donna
    October 29, 2012

    I will definitely be doing this,but I am not understanding the negetative way of saying this is not hippie etc. I was and still am considered a hippie. Thoroughly embraced the generation, living off of the land etc. I am proud of lots of aspects of the ‘hippie’ life style. Yes there was the neg side,but is that not true of any walk of life! (by the way,I was totally against the drug part and trained and nursed for many years!) I remember my daughter coming home from school crying devastated ,as her teacher referred to hippies as all dirty and lazy drug users. (my daughter knew we were ‘hippies’ because of how we lived off of the land and I made most everything etc)

    1. Gluten Free & More
      October 29, 2012

      Sorry maybe that was a wrong way to put it – I mearly meant this is an updated version. I am against the drug culture, not the living off the land, peace loving way of life! There is nothing lazy about that!!!

  17. Shelley
    December 16, 2012

    What liquid could I sub for the liquid from the beans? Would the water from soaking the beans work? Or should I use something else? My daughter is extremely allergic to nickel which eliminates all canned foods from our diet.

    1. Gluten Free & More
      December 17, 2012

      Yes the soaking liquid would work or you can just use water. Enjoy!

  18. Veronica
    January 4, 2013

    Where oh where is the Pin button on these recipes?

    1. Gluten Free & More
      January 4, 2013

      Hi Veronica – I am going to have to figure that out!!!

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  22. TG
    December 17, 2016

    What size can for the garbanzo beans?

    1. Gluten Free & More
      December 22, 2016

      15 Ounces. Happy Holidays!

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