Asian Inspired Hummus

Asian Inspired Hummus

Asian Inspired Hummus

This is my husband’s favourite snack.  For years now, he has been telling me that I should market this hummus.  He never gets tired of it and always complains that the store-bought ones aren’t as good as mine. The original recipe came from a Bon Appétit magazine, but I have tweaked and re-tweaked it.  So here is my recipe.   I always play with flavours as I cook.  If your palate is more on the intense side, kick it up with extra garlic and ginger.  If you want a subtle, but lovely change, use cashew butter instead of the tahini.  Serve it with fresh veggies, pita bread, crackers or your favourite corn or pita chips.


2 cloves garlic, peeled

1 1-inch-long piece fresh ginger, peeled (I like more)

1 19 oz. can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed

¼ cu. tahini

3 Tbsp. seasoned rice vinegar

1 ½ tsp. low sodium soya sauce

½ tsp. Vietnamese chili-garlic sauce

2 tsp. ground cumin

½ cu. chopped fresh cilantro

1 green onion chopped


Mince the garlic and ginger in a food processor.

Add the rest of the ingredients, except for the cilantro and onion.

Process until the consistency is smooth and creamy.

Add the cilantro and green onion and pulse until there are green flecks through the hummus.


12 Responses to “Asian Inspired Hummus”

    • chefjulianna

      Looks awesome and can’t wait to try it. Hummus is one of my favourite appetizers, so yours may become one of my repertoire.

  1. RC

    I’ve made this hummus recipe and it is awesome! It is better than anything out there on the market!

  2. chefjulianna

    Thanks RC! Like I said, this is really the only recipe for hummus that I ever make anymore! My family likes the unusual combination of flavours!

  3. deliciouslynell

    Yum! Hummus is great, and this is an excellent twist on that classic!

  4. Liz

    I love the addition of cumin and the chilli garlic sauce. A great twist to hummus!

    • chefjulianna

      Hi Alexandra. Thanks so much! I am so happy that my blog can be a source of recipes for you and your hubby! Please let me know what you think when you do get a chance to try them out! 😀


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