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January 27, 2020

Smoked Paprika Garlic Hummus

Smoked Paprika Garlic Hummus is a delicious twist on the classic hummus recipe. It's sweet, smoky, spicy, and delicious! Completely plant-based and oil-free.

Smoked Paprika Garlic Hummus

Are you a hummus fan? I don't know about you, but I go through phases where I can't get enough of the stuff.

I'll make myself one of my favorite hummus recipes, like Sweet Potato Hummus, Beet Hummus, or Baba Ganoush Hummus. I'll even make Pumpkin Dessert Hummus when I've got more of a sweet tooth!

I could probably eat a whole batch of hummus in one sitting. And this Smoked Paprika Garlic Hummus recipe is no exception.

Smoked Paprika Garlic Hummus

I've always loved paprika. Paprika is a very popular spice in Hungary, and I'm half Hungarian, so I grew up eating the spice in many dishes.

I don't remember when, but one day I discovered smoked paprika and it changed everything. Regular paprika is sweet, but smoked paprika mixes sweet and smoky for this amazing, deep flavor. It's incredible.

Now occasionally you'll see paprika sprinkled lightly on store-bought hummus, but with my love of smoked paprika, I really wanted to make it the star of the dish. This hummus recipe is definitely about the paprika.

Despite the highlight of paprika in this dish, I'd be remiss to not take a few minutes sentences to talk about the garlic.

Normal hummus recipes have a clove or two of garlic. But this Smoked Paprika Garlic Hummus takes the garlic to a whole new level. Not only do we use a few cloves of garlic in the hummus itself, we also sauté a couple cloves and sprinkle them on top.

That extra garlic adds that sharp, slightly sweet flavor of cooked garlic. And it makes for a great texture!

Now that I've talked for a little too long about paprika and garlic, let's talk ingredients.

Smoked Paprika Garlic Hummus

Ingredients

  • Garlic (both raw and cooked)
  • Chickpeas
  • Aquafaba (liquid from the can of chickpeas)
  • Almond Butter (or other nut-butter or tahini)
  • Lemon Juice
  • Cumin
  • Smoked Paprika (!!)
  • Salt

Pretty simple list. And now for some pretty simple instructions.

How to make Smoked Paprika Garlic Hummus

Step 1. Mince three garlic cloves. An easy way to do this would be to blitz them in the food processor -- you're about to get it dirty anyway, so may as well save yourself the hassle of washing and drying a garlic press.

Step 2. Sauté the garlic in a small pan with some vegetable broth. The garlic will become soft and fragrant.

Step 3. Meanwhile, add a can of chickpeas, some aquafaba, almond butter, a few (other) garlic cloves, lemon juice, cumin, smoked paprika, and salt to the food processor. Process the ingredients until the hummus is smooth, adding aquafaba as needed to create your desired consistency.

Step 4. Transfer the hummus to a bowl and top with the sautéed garlic. Sprinkle with additional smoked paprika. Enjoy!

Smoked Paprika Garlic Hummus

Recipe Prayer

Thank you God for this quick, simple dish. Let us enjoy it and use it to connect with friends and family. Amen.

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Smoked Paprika Garlic Hummus

Smoked Paprika Garlic Hummus

Smoked Paprika Garlic Hummus is a delicious twist on the classic hummus recipe. It's sweet, smoky, spicy, and delicious! Completely plant-based and oil-free.

Author:

Elizabeth

Serves:

12

Prep:

5

min

cook:

5

min

total:

10

min

Ingredients

  • 5 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Can Chickpeas
  • 2-4 Tablespoons Aquafaba (liquid from can of chickpeas)
  • 1/4 Cup Almond Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 2 Teaspoons Cumin
  • 2 Teaspoons Smoked Paprika
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt

Instructions

  1. Mince three of the garlic cloves. In a small pan, saute the minced garlic in vegetable broth for a few minutes until soft and fragrant.
  2. Meanwhile, add the remaining two cloves of garlic, chickpeas, almond butter, lemon juice, cumin, smoked paprika, and salt to a food processor. Process until smooth, adding the aquafaba as needed to achieve your desired consistency.
  3. Transfer to a bowl and top with cooked garlic. Sprinkle with additional smoked paprika. Enjoy!

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August 28, 2021
Henry (Hank) Mader
thank you for the oil free recipe. I'm getting introduced to wild Bolete mushrooms here in Colorado, and everyone sautes Bolete's in butter or olive oil. I'm on a veggie, oil free regimen for heart health reasons. and your recipe suggestion may fill the bill. I can't wait to give it a try.
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This is so fun! Loving your creamy photography :)
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This looks incredible! So yummy and pretty photography