Holiday Hummus!

Holiday party worthy Hummus!

I have 3 lovely new recipes for hummus (one of my favorite foods).  These recipes are adapted from my friend Deb,  who first introduced me to “hot pink hummus”.

These not only look stunning but give a nice twist on the same old hummus.  Don’t let the color scare you it really is edible and not at all fake!!!


Hot Pink Hummus
(Aka Beet Fennel Garlic Hummus)

3 cups cooked garbanzo beans
1/4-1/2 cup cooked beets
1/4 cup tahini
4-6 small cloves garlic
1/4 cup olive oil
1/8 cup lemon juice
1-2 tsp ground fennel seed
water till you like the consistency (start with 1/2 cup)
Salt to taste (begin with 1 tsp)

here are some ingredients before the transformation!

I love grinding up the fennel, it smells so good

Carrot Ginger Hummus

3 cups cooked garbanzo beans
1 1/4 cup cooked carrots
2 tsp ginger
5 cloves garlic
1/4 cup tahini
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
water till you like the consistency (begin with 1/2 cup)
Salt to taste (begin with 1 tsp)

more ingredients – notice, I am lazy and I don’t peel my own garlic –

I also don’t grate my own ginger!

Holly Jolly Hummus

3 cups garbanzo beans
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
5 cloves garlic
2-3 tsp dill weed
1/8 cup tahini (optional)
1/2 cup water (to begin add more as needed)
Salt to taste (begin with 1 tsp)
(I think this would be really good with some feta and olives mixed in!)

With these recipes I have used my hand blender, food processor and Blendtec crazy blender.  Each one works equally well.  Use what you’ve got.

this looks frighteningly similar to my daughter’s play dough

my favorite is the hot pink

they look like little cookies!

too cute!

okay, getting carried away with the photos I know – the colors are so fun I just couldn’t stop!
by the way these taste as good as they look!!


With any of these recipes you have complete cooks discretion on amounts, these are mere suggestions of how much of each ingredient to put in.  I love garlic and often put in lots but you may not love it as much as me.  Just keep tasting and adding what you like!

Serve with lovely vegetable trays, crackers or breads or even tortilla chips for an appetizer.  Otherwise this is perfect for a wrap sandwich or by the spoonful directly into your mouth!


  • Robyn P. Thayer

    jodie I am loving your blog! what is a banana fool variation, gluten, soy and dairy free? ANd do you find that many who are GF also struggle with dairy? Happy holidays to you! xo

  • Angela

    Just beautiful!!