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Simple Hummus With Protein

Hummus is proof that some of the best tasting things in life can be the simplest to make. This delicious dip is packed with protein and can be rustled up in minutes and requires no cooking – only a food processor! 

Serves 6

Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time: 0 Minutes
Total Time: 10 Minutes


  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) tahini
  • 1 regular can chickpeas or 1 and 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas
  • 1 scoop (30gm) Nude Whey protein powder
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for serving
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3 to 5 tablespoons (45 to 75 ml) water
  • Dash ground paprika, for serving
  • Salt to taste

How to make it:

The secret to great hummus is simple. It is all about the order in which you add ingredients to your food processor! Tahini and lemon juice go in first. Then, before you add anything else, turn on the food processor and let it run for a minute or so until you get a smooth paste.

Step 1:  Add the the lemon juise and tahini to a food processor and process for 1 minute or until a smooth paste

Step 2: Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl then process for another 30 seconds 

Step 3. Add the protein powder, minced garlic, olive oil and cumin to the whipped tahini and lemon juice. Process for 30 seconds then scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl then process another 30 seconds or until well mixed.

Step 4. Drain and rinse the chickpeas and add half to the food processor and process for 1 minute. Scrape sides and bottom of the bowl, then add remaining chickpeas and process until thick and quite smooth. This should take about 1 to 2 minutes.

Step 5. The mix will often be too thick or still have little bits of chickpea visible. Fix this by slowly adding 2 to 3 tablespoons of water while the food processor is blending, until you reach the perfect consistency.

Taste for salt and adjust as needed. Serve hummus with a drizzle of olive oil and dash of paprika.

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