Recipe: Almond Hummus

Almond HummusThis simple almond hummus is rich in antioxidants, warding off diseases like cancer.

Almonds are the star in this recipe and they are a fantastic source of antioxidants.

Antioxidants of course help to protect against oxidative stress, which can damage molecules in cells and contribute to aging and diseases like cancer.

Almonds are also among the world’s best sources of vitamin E. Several studies have linked higher vitamin E intake with lower rates of heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.

The tahini in this recipe is packed with calcium. In fact many people believe that tahini has a higher concentration of calcium than any other food. Studies have shown that high calcium intake was associated with a reduced overall cancer risk, especially amongst women.

Finally, we can’t forget to mention that additional health benefits from the tasty lemon juice in this hummus. Lemon contains flavonoids, which are composites with antioxidant and cancer fighting properties.

Try this yummy hummus with your favorite whole grain, organic crackers, slices of fresh bell peppers, or with toasted tortilla strips!

Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Vegan


2 1/4 cups raw almonds
1/4 cup gluten-free tahini (read the label, some brands toast their sesame seeds with flour)
2 cloves garlic
1 1/2 tablespoons sage leaves, chopped
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil
Juice of 3 lemons
3/4 teaspoon sea salt


1. Cover almonds with water in a medium bowl, and let soak at least 12 hours or overnight.

2. Drain and rinse soaked almonds and process until finely chopped in a food processor fitted with the blade attachment.

3. Add remaining ingredients and 1/4 cup water and purée, adding more water until smooth and creamy.

4. Taste and adjust seasonings to taste.

This almond hummus is a lot more than just a dip. Use it like miso to mix into salad dressings, as a crispable crust for casseroles, and even as a substitute for pizza sauce!

It’s the perfect way to add some creamy, tangy richness to whatever you’re making!