Snacks

June 10, 2021

Oil-Free Lemon Zest Hummus

Oil-Free Lemon Zest Hummus is a fresh dip that's perfect to keep around the house for a delicious and healthy snack. Plant-based and oil-free.

Oil-Free Lemon Zest Hummus

Especially in the summer, I almost always have a batch of hummus in my fridge. It's such a great snack to pair with fresh veggies. And there's no cooking involved, so it's just a cool, refreshing snack.

So, I'm always looking for unique hummus flavors. When I thought about what would be cool and refreshing, lemon immediately came to mind.

Hummus traditionally contains lemon juice, but it's amped up in this recipe with a whole lemon's worth of juice and the zest! It's such a light and refreshing flavor. Perfect for warm weather!!

Oil-Free Lemon Zest Hummus

Recipe Features

  • Dietary needs — this Oil-Free Lemon Zest Hummus is also dairy-free, plant-based, gluten-free, and sugar-free
  • Perfect snack — this dip is quick and easy to make and can be whipped out for a quick and healthy snack, by the spoonful or with some veggies
  • Fresh lemon flavor — with lemon zest and coconut milk, this hummus is light and fresh, perfect for summer

Oil-Free Lemon Zest Hummus

Ingredients

  • Chickpeas: Be sure to buy a low/no added salt can.
  • Coconut Cream: Instead of a seed butter like tahini I used coconut cream. It adds such a creaminess!
  • Garlic: Fresh or freeze dried garlic adds that umami kick.
  • Spices: Cumin & Salt
  • Lemon Zest & Juice: Grab a whole lemon and zest and juice it. Lemon adds such a freshness to this hummus.
  • Aquafaba: This hummus already has quite a bit of liquid, from the coconut cream and the lemon juice, but if you like a thinner hummus, use some of the aquafaba from the can of chickpeas to thin out the dip.

How to make Oil-Free Lemon Zest Hummus

Making hummus is easy! Just add all the ingredients to a food processor. Blend until completely smooth. The coconut milk helps create an ultra smooth texture. Serve with veggies and enjoy!

Oil-Free Lemon Zest Hummus

Recipe Prayer

Thank you God for this hummus. Help us to fuel our bodies with healthy foods. Amen.

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Oil-Free Lemon Zest Hummus

Oil-Free Lemon Zest Hummus is a fresh dip that's perfect to keep around the house for a delicious and healthy snack. Plant-based and oil-free.

Author:

Elizabeth

Serves:

8

Prep:

5

min

cook:

0

min

total:

5

min

Ingredients

  • 1 15 Ounce Can Chickpeas
  • 1/4 Cup Coconut Cream
  • 4 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon Cumin
  • 2 Teaspoons Salt
  • Zest & Juice of one Lemon
  • 2-4 Tablespoons Aquafaba

Instructions

  1. Place all the ingredients in a food processor. Blend until smooth. Enjoy!

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January 16, 2022
Tracy Henry
Made this tonight. Absolutely delicious Elizabeth. You got this one just right!
Oh yay! I'm so glad you enjoyed it :)
January 16, 2022
L Collins
Hi Could you please confirm two things:1. The amount of salt. Seems like too much. 2. The directions say there is lemon juice in the dressing but it’s not listed under ingredients. ThanksL.
Hi there! Confirming that the two teaspoons of salt in the dressing is correct. I didn't salt the cauliflower when roasting it or the salad after it was done, so this amount of salt was perfect. If you're concerned about it you can decrease the amount of salt in the dressing and then add more at the end if you need it. As for the lemon juice, SO sorry about that! It was a typo in my directions and I've removed it now. Hope this helps :)
December 20, 2021
Martha
This looks lovely! Do you have a recipe for the red pepper hummus also? Thank you!
Hi Martha! I don't have a recipe for red pepper hummus on my site. I suggest taking a traditional hummus recipe and blending in roasted red pepper.
November 22, 2021
Amanda J Lehmann
I tried these and they were delicious! A bit dense but flavorful and the "buckeye" blend of peanut and chocolate was on point! Recommend!
Yay! I'm so glad you liked them! -- Elizabeth
December 6, 2021
Grace
Hi, these look amazing. I was wondering, could I used powdered peanut butter in place of creamy for the recipe? thanks
Hi Grace! There is already some powdered peanut butter in this recipe, so adding more might make the texture more gluey. Also, the real peanut butter adds some fat, which helps create flavor. That said, if you want to use powdered peanut butter, I would suggest mixing it with a high-fat liquid like coconut cream and then measuring out 2/3 cup. Hope this helps! Let me know how it goes :) -- Elizabeth
November 15, 2021
Becky
You mention using vegetable broth in your introduction but it isn’t included in the recipe
Hi Becky - thanks for pointing this out. I have removed mention of vegetable broth from this post. You do not need any vegetable broth. The mushrooms will release natural liquid which will prevent any sticking. -- Elizabeth
September 23, 2021
Tracy Henry
Hi Elizabeth, LOVE you recipes. Please keep them coming. :)I was wondering, can you share what is the vegan chocolate bar you used in this recipe?
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