Classic Hummus Made Creamier With Coconut Milk

 

Take classic homemade hummus and make it creamier by adding coconut milk. Hummus is one of my favorite dips and I love making it at home. I have a heart healthy walnut sesame version, a roasted red pepper three bean hummus and I am planning a Paleo cashew coconut hummus soon.  However, my classic hummus recipe is the one my family likes the most. If you’ve never made hummus, you should. It’s super easy, healthy not to mention cheap.  Use one can or 2 cups of chickpeas and you’ll get enough hummus to feed a party! You’ll probably spend about $2.50 to get at least 2 cups of hummus. This recipe is simple and tastes great. I have a secret ingredient which makes my hummus creamier: Coconut milk!! Just add half cup and you get the creamiest hummus ever. I prefer a creamy quality to my dips which is why I like creamy hummus. I also like adding fresh sesame seeds instead of tahini ( sesame seed paste ) but I have used tahini and it hasn’t changed the texture or quality very much. I like garlic, so I added a generous amount to my hummus. Feel free to tone down the garlic if you wish. If you’ve never made hummus at home, you have to try this. Trust me, once you get the taste of homemade hummus, you may never buy the store-bought kind again!

 

 

Nutrition Wise!

Chickpeas are loaded with fiber and antioxidants. Olive oil gives you a healthy dose of healthy fat and garlic adds some healing, antibacterial, immune boosting power to it. Add a dash of the fat burning power of coconut milk and you have a super healthy homemade hummus that you will just want to dip into! Make sure you have plenty of healthy chips and veggies to go with it! Here’s a healthy recipe for homemade baked  corn tortilla chips!

 

 

Note : Rinse canned chickpeas in water at’least 3 times before using. This will minimize the gassy effect that beans tend to produce! Also use extra virgin olive oil since it has the highest levels of protective polyphenols . It has thrice the goodness of light and medium strength olive oil.

 

 

 

Hummus with Coconut Milk

Serves 10-12
Dietary Diabetic, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Appetizer, Condiment, Starter
Misc Freezable, Gourmet, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold

Ingredients

  • 1 can ( 16 oz) chickpeas (drained and washed )
  • 3-4 pods garlic
  • 4 tbsp sesame seeds (or 2 tbsp tahini paste)
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp olive oil (extra virgin )
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp honey

Directions

Just blend everything together nice and smooth !! Add extra coconut milk if it is not smooth enough.
Enjoy as a spread or dip with veggies or chips.

 

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Mmmm – I love you secret ingredient :-)
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  2. This looks yummy but waiting for your Paleo hummus ;) ! Now that sounds interesting !

  3. OOh, these look so gorgeous. Want it now !! Love this. Bet coconut milk makes it extra creamy !

  4. I love hummus. I’ve never tried it with coconut milk, but am definitely looking forward to giving it a shot.
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