You know golden milk, right?
Well, have you met her cousin golden hummus? She’s sort of a diva. She goes by goddess because she’s so vibrant in color and boasts mad anti-inflammatory effects. Give her a crown already (or at least a carrot). Also, you should totally invite her over because she might just change your life.
Golden goddess hummus? Yes, it’s a thing. When your food has fiber, protein, plant power, and tons of anti-inflammatory perks, you can call it a goddess. I checked (sorta).
This 9-ingredient, 10-minute hummus gets its gorgeous golden hue from digestion-promoting fresh ginger, a pinch of metabolism-boosting cayenne pepper, and a generous sprinkle of both fresh and ground turmeric – the ultimate beauty spice.
A little lemon adds brightness, tahini adds creaminess, and salt amplifies the flavor of this dreamy hummus. Trust me, this is your new go-to dip.
I hope you all LOVE this hummus! It’s:
Quick + Easy to make
& SO delicious
This would make the perfect side or snack when you’re in a hurry but need something satisfying and nutritious. It’s so tasty with fresh vegetables, flatbread, pita chips, or even vegan naan! It would also be a delicious sandwich spread for things like my Vegan BLT or Chickpea Sunflower Sandwich.
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Golden Goddess (Turmeric) Hummus
- 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained*
- 1 medium lemon, juiced (~3 Tbsp or 45 ml as original recipe is written)
- 3 Tbsp tahini
- 2 cloves garlic (minced // plus more to taste)
- 1 tsp fresh grated ginger
- 1/2 tsp fresh grated turmeric*
- 1/4 tsp ground turmeric (plus more to taste)
- 1/4 tsp sea salt (plus more to taste)
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper (optional)
- 1-2 Tbsp olive oil (or sub water)
Add drained chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini, garlic, ginger, fresh turmeric, ground turmeric, salt, and cayenne (optional) to a blender or food processor and blend on high until creamy and smooth, scraping down sides needed.
To create a creamier texture, add a bit of oil and/or (if avoiding oil) water. (I used 1 Tbsp oil and 2 Tbsp water).
Taste and adjust flavor as needed, adding more garlic or ginger for spice/zing, lemon juice for acidity, salt for saltiness, grated turmeric for earthiness, or cayenne for spice. I added a bit more ground turmeric, lemon juice, and salt.
Serve as is or garnish with pine nuts, sesame seeds, or more spices. Parsley would also be a nice addition. Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator up to 3-4 days.
*You can save your chickpea brine for all kinds of things - check out our Aquafaba Guide for recipes and instructions!
*If you don't have fresh turmeric, sub ground (slightly les,s as dried can be more pungent).
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated with lesser amount of oil.
*Recipe makes ~1 cup hummus.
Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 8 two-Tbsp servings)
- Calories: 98
- Fat: 5.5g
- Saturated fat: 0.7g
- Carbohydrates: 9.9g
- Fiber: 3g
- Sugar: 1.6g
- Protein: 3.5g