Is Hummus Gluten Free?
Hummus is made from chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, salt, and spices. There is no evidence that hummus contains gluten.
However, some brands contain wheat flour, such as Sabra Hummus. The best way to determine whether hummus is gluten free is to check the ingredients list for any mention of wheat flour.
If you do find wheat flour, then read the label carefully to be sure which ingredient is the culprit.
Some homemade hummus is also naturally gluten-free because they use a combination of garbanzo beans with other legumes like lentils or black-eyed peas.
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Our favorite gluten-free hummus recipe
Gluten free hummus | Creamy vegan and oil free
This type of hummus recipe is usually creamy in texture due to the addition of avocado. Avocados have an amazing ability to absorb moisture so it makes sense why this would work well when making hummus.
This vegan recipe is also perfect for those who want to avoid dairy products but still enjoy eating hummus.
Check out this article about bagels, Do Bagels Have Dairy?
Here are some ingredients and step by step how to make them:
- 1 can cooked garbanzos/chickpeas*
- 2 ripe avocadoes
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- Juice of 1 large lime
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Olive Oil
- In a food processor combine all ingredients except the avocadoes until smooth.
- Add the avocadoes one at a time while pulsing on low speed.
- Serve immediately.
Here’s more list of gluten-free bowl of hummus
Some gluten-free that are available in the market include:
- Creamy hummus
This true hummus recipe is the creamiest texture of It has less fat than regular hummus. This version uses only 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil instead of 6 tablespoons used in traditional hummus.
It’s great served over rice crackers or pita bread.
- Classic hummus
This classic hummus has drained chickpeas and added fresh herbs.
You will need 2 cups drained canned chickpeas, 4 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice, 1 teaspoon kosher salt, ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, ¼ cup chopped flat-leaf parsley, 1 clove garlic, and ground cumin.
- Flavored store-bought hummus
This type of recipe is often found in grocery stores. They tend to be very thick and may even require refrigeration before serving.
These types of hummus typically contain flavors like roasted red peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, pesto sauce, etc.
- Beetroot hummus
The beetroot hummus is delicious and healthy. Beetroots are rich in iron, vitamin C, folate, potassium, fiber, manganese, copper, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, calcium, niacin, riboflavin, thiamine, pantothenic acid, biotin, selenium, phosphorous, and vitamins B6, K, A, E, D, and folic acid.
- Chipotle hummus
This classic hummus chipotle recipe is spicy and flavorful. Chipotle chilies are smoked jalapenos grown in Mexico. These chilies are packed full of flavor and heat.
They are commonly added to Mexican dishes and sauces.
- Curry hummus
This gluten free hummus curry style is a tasty twist on your usual hummus. The spices give off a nice aroma as soon as you open up the container.
You can serve this curried hummus as appetizers or snacks.
- Fluffy, oil-free hummus
This authentic recipe is made without any oils. Instead, it relies on water to create its fluffy consistency.
To achieve this result, you must first soak the chickpeas overnight. Then cook them slowly for about two hours.
After cooking, let cool completely and blend into a paste using a hand blender. Add additional seasoning if desired. Serve chilled or at room temperature.
- Guacamole hummus
This traditional hummus recipe combines guacamole with hummus. Guacamole adds an amazing creamy texture to hummus.
If you don’t have access to avocado, try substituting mashed sweet potato or pumpkin puree.
- Mouth hummus
This mouthful of hummus is perfect when paired with chips, veggies, or other finger foods.
- Pesto hummus
An Armenian recipe that includes basil leaves, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, and garlic cloves. Pesto is traditionally spread on pasta but also makes a wonderful dip.
- Purple beet hummus
A smooth texture purple beet hummus is one of my favorite dips. I love how vibrant they look! Purple beets are high in antioxidants and nutrients such as beta carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, lycopene, and anthocyanins.
- Rainbow hummus
This recipe has sesame seeds and gluten-free flour. It’s great served alongside rice crackers or pita bread.
- Spinach hummus
Spinach hummus is a healthy recipe because it contains no fat or cholesterol. Spinach has many health benefits including being anti-inflammatory, reducing blood pressure, lowering LDL cholesterol levels, preventing cancer, improving digestion, boosting immunity, increasing energy, and helping prevent diabetes.
- Sweet dessert hummus
This sweet dessert hummus is loaded with chocolate chips and pecans. This combination creates a decadent snack that will satisfy all cravings.
- Smooth hummus
One of the perfect gluten-free recipes that uses almond milk instead of regular cow’s milk. Almond milk is low in calories and provides essential fatty acids like omega 3 and 6.
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Hey'all I'm Amy, a born foodie and diagnosed with celiac disease 7 years ago. I refused to cave into tasteless, boring gulten free food and create my own!
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