Curried Hemp Hummus
Give humble hummus all the flavour of your favourite creamy curry with help from a few pantry staples. Our Curried Hemp Hummus recipe is a fun, flavourful upgrade for all your snack packs, veggie plates, and sandwiches. While this combination of flavours might seem like a creative leap, once you try it you’ll wonder where it’s been all your life. Hemp hearts, coconut milk, and curry powder give this Curried Hemp Hummus a bright, earthy flavour that’s plenty zippy. And like so many good spreads, this one gets better the day after as the flavours meld (if you can make it last that long!). We slathered this on our veggie-packed, high-energy Alpine Sandwich and went for a hike, but it’s equally delicious when you devour it at home.
- 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- Juice of half a medium lemon
- 4 tablespoons hemp hearts
- 3 tablespoons canned coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon coconut butter
- 1 small cloves garlic, crushed
- Scant ½ teaspoon sea salt
Scant ½ teaspoon turmeric
- Scant ¼ tsp curry powder
Combine all ingredients in a food processor and mix until desired consistency is achieved. Adjust seasonings to taste and serve.
- Coconut butter is puréed coconut meat (not the same as coconut oil). If it’s not an ingredient you have kicking around, try using unsweetened shredded coconut instead. In this recipe, there are plenty of other ingredients adding creaminess to the mix, and the volume of coconut butter is small relative to the whole batch. Shredded coconut wouldn’t be a one-to-one swap in other recipes that call for coconut butter, but it’s a fine variation in this one. Don’t have shredded coconut? Try a dollop of the coconut cream from the top of your can of coconut milk if you’re using the full fat kind. (Pop the can in the fridge for 30 minutes before you open it, and the cream will be scoopable when you open it. Light coconut milk won’t work for this).
- Don’t have curry powder? If you love curry, but don’t keep milder curry powder in your spice rack, you can experiment with two stronger-flavoured options. Curry paste packs a lot more punch than curry powder, so season to taste in increments to avoid overwhelming the more subtle flavours in this recipe. Garam masala is also not a one-to-one swap for curry powder, but with a light hand it will land you in the ballpark. As with all spices and seasonings, perfection is in the palate of the beholder. Make your own signature version of our Curried Hemp Hummus, seasoned just the way you like it. Have a flavour breakthrough? Share it with us on our Instagram or Facebook pages!