You can easily make gluten free hummus with a few simple steps. This gluten free hummus recipe delivers a creamy, garlicky, healthy, delicious hummus.
Gluten Free Hummus Recipe
You may be wondering is hummus gluten free? The quick answer is, yes, the ingredients that are used to make traditional hummus are gluten free.
Where you might find gluten in hummus is in store-bought hummus.
Some store-bought hummus has been manufactured in the same facility as wheat. Also, with the varying flavors of hummus, gluten may have been added for flavor or color.
While most hummus is gluten free, it's easy to make homemade gluten free hummus and you know exactly what you're putting into it.
Ingredients in Gluten Free Hummus
Chickpeas - For this recipe we use canned chickpeas but I have a note below on using dried and soaked chickpeas.
Lemon Juice - Helps with flavor and adds acidity.
Tahini - Flavor enhancer. It's not required but it helps give hummus it's signature flavor.
Garlic - Flavor. Add more or less to suite your taste. Fine minced garlic works best.
Olive Oil - Helps add flavor, helps with texture, and balances the other flavors.
Cumin - For flavor and to add to the signature hummus flavor. Make sure to use ground cumin.
Salt - To enhance the other flavors. And who doesn't like a little salt?
Water - To help with texture.
If you have any questions, please leave it in the comments below and I will get back to you.
How to Make Gluten Free Hummus
Add the first seven ingredients to a food processor and puree until smooth.
Add in the drained and rinse chickpeas and process for 4-5 minutes or until smooth and creamy.
Transfer to a serving bowl and drizzle with additional olive oil and a light dusting of paprika.
Transfer leftovers to an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Can I freeze hummus?
I often get the question, can I freeze hummus. Yes, you can freeze hummus. Freeze your hummus in an airtight, freezer-safe container. Leave some room at the top of your container since hummus expand as it freezes
Making Gluten Free Hummus From Dried Chickpeas
Dried chickpeas are less expensive than canned chickpeas.
You can either cook soaked chickpeas in a pot over the stovetop, or in a pressure cooker until they are soft.
If you're in a pinch for time, cooking the dried and then soaked chickpeas in the pressure cooker will save a lot of time.
Do I need to boil the Chickpeas to make Hummus?
If you are using dried chickpeas you'll need to soak them overnight then boil them. If you are using canned chickpeas you'll need to rinse them in water, but you don't need to boil them.
Do I need to add the Tahini?
No, not everyone loves the tang that tahini adds to hummus. You can simply leave it out. The other ingredients still deliver a delicious hummus.
How do you thicken Hummus?
If you like your gluten free hummus on the thick side you can either add more tahini or more chickpeas.
What to Serve Gluten Free Hummus With
Hummus is usually served with gluten free pita bread, and very often paired with gluten free falafel. It is great in falafel (and pita) sandwiches, along with a simple salad.
Hummus is also great with almond crackers, corn chips, or sliced veggies.
You can add fresh chopped green onions, chives, parsley, rosemary or dill to your gluten free hummus to vary the flavors.
Drizzle the top of your gluten free hummus with some olive oil and sprinkle on a pinch of paprika.
Did you make this gluten free hummus? Please leave me a comment below letting me know what you thought.
- Lemon juice from 1 large lemon (about 3 teaspoons)
- ¼ cup tahini
- 2 teaspoons fine minced garlic (about 2 small garlic clove)
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- Salt to taste
- 2 to 3 tablespoons cold water
- 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed.
- paprika for serving
- Add the first seven ingredients to a food processor and puree until smooth.
- Add in the drained and rinse chickpeas and process for 4-5 minutes or until smooth and creamy.
- Transfer to a serving bowl and drizzle with additional olive oil and a light dusting of paprika.
- Transfer leftovers to an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 3 days.
- This recipe uses canned chickpeas but you can used dried, soaked, and cooked chickpeas.
- If you don't like tahini or you are out, you can leave it out.
- To make this gluten free hummus thicker, add more tahini or more chickpeas.
Serving Size:¼ cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 111Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 182mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 4g
This nutrition info is based on the exact ingredients and brands that I used a the time. It may not be 100% accurate. Please check your ingredients nutrition labels.