almond butter hummusBy Dr Joe

You probably realised how much I love my hummus. To have a meal that is so easy to prepare and be nourishing at the same time, you gotta ask the question: what’s not to like?

I will also add that if you really want to make hummus as often as I do, then you need to get one essential tool. Having the right tool makes life so much easier that preparing your next hummus will be a breeze.

What tool am I on about?

It’s the food processor. I know I have always said a blender will make a nice substitute for the food processor, if you don’t own one.

That may be true. But using a blender is a lot more fiddly and more involving when you want to make the hummus. Don’t forget hummus is a paste.

If the end product of what you are preparing is a thick paste, then a food processor is to be preferred to a blender.

You can get a decent food processor like this one here on and here on

So here we are, we are going to be making the almond butter hummus. Almonds have moderately high polyunsaturated fatty acids, with a total of 12 grams per 100 grams, most of it in omega-6. Almonds are a fabulous source of riboflavin, magnesium, vitamin E, manganese and copper.

Time to employ it in our hummus recipe.

What do we need for this almond butter hummus recipe?


Almond butter X 3 tbs
Chickpeas (drained) X 2 Cans
Garlic X 3 cloves
Lemon fruit X 2
Hot paprika powder X 2 tbs
Black pepper X 1 tbs and half
Cumin powder or seeds X 2 tbs

almond butter hummus ingredients


almond butter hummus ingredients

Almond butter nutritional information per tbs (16 g)

Calories 98 kcal
Total fat 9 g
Saturated fat 0.7 g
Monounsaturated fat 5 g
Polyunsaturated fat 2.2 g
Cholesterol 0.0 g
Total Carbohydrate 3 g
Sugar 0.6 g
Fiber 1.7 g
Protein 3.5 g
Sodium 1.1 mg
Potassium 118 mg


almond butter hummus


How to make the Almond butter hummus

>> Chop up your garlic, squeeze and de-seed your lemon fruits.

>> Pour the lemon juice into food processor or blender.

>> Add the cumin, garlic, hot paprika powder, black pepper and the almond butter and blend together for about 10 seconds.

>> Pause the food processor or blender. Scrape down the contents from the sides of the food processor into the base. The initial blending action will cause a splash inside the processor. Gently scraping the splashed content will return the blended ingredients back to the base of the food processor.

>> Now add the chickpeas and salt to taste.

>> Turn on the processor again to mash up all the content. You may pause it after  2 minutes and may be manually stir the content to ensure a homogenous hummus paste. Turn it off when you are happy with it.

That’s it. Your almond butter hummus is ready to be savoured.

Garnish with chopped chives and serve with a complementary food to go with it. Pita bread, Rye bread, Carrots, Tortilla chips, Lentil chips, Beetroot chips are examples of complementary foods that will go with the almond butter hummus.

I had mine with roasted parsnips. Gorgeous!

Testing the almond butter hummus and roasted parsnips 1 hour after eating, I had a blood glucose reading of 6.2 mmol/l (111.6 mg/dl). Pretty good.

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