Power Hummus

First off, let me describe in more detail what flavors are present in this hummus as the name doesn’t really tell you much (so mysterious). We’ve got a good amount of garlic, some cilantro, and plenty of lime juice among other obvious-hummus-ingredients (like chickpeas and olive oil). I love these flavors as they kind of remind me of guacamole. And if you don’t like guacamole, I don’t even know where to start.

But what is the power? Well, this hummus also contains a solid 1/2 cup of pumpkin seeds—which are protein packed (and also delicious). So you can just imagine this hummus as a guy at the gym saying, “Do you even lift, bro?” if you want. 🙂

All kidding aside, this hummus tastes creamy with a nice pop of flavor from the lime and garlic, plus it’s a great filling snack with the added protein. #plantpowered (Can we make this a thing???)

Power Hummus, makes around 2 cups of hummus

1 can chickpeas, drained
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
5 cloves of garlic
2 heaping tablespoons chopped cilantro
juice from 2 limes
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

In a blender or food processor, pulse the pumpkin seeds until well blended.

Add the chickpeas, garlic, cilantro, lime juice, and salt and blend well. Then add the olive oil in a slow steady stream while the processor is running. If your processor doesn’t allow you to add ingredients as it blends, you can simply add it in batches, blending in between additions.

Taste and add more salt if you like. You can also squeeze a little more lime juice over everything just before serving. Or if you find you just ran out of limes, then a little lemon juice. Go figure that a citrus freak like me would run out of limes. 😉

Enjoy your creamy, dreamy protein-packed hummus with veggies, chips, or spread over bread for a sandwich. Do your thing.

Notes: Save the juice from your canned chickpeas and make something! It’s called Aquafaba, and I’m just starting to get into it. I can’t wait to make Minimalist Baker’s vegan mayo. Looks SO good!

-I like to remove the skins of the chickpeas before making hummus as it tends to make the hummus smoother. It’s not necessary, just an option worth nothing.

Enjoy! xo. Emma

Credits // Author and Photography: Emma Chapman. Photos edited the with NEW A Beautiful Mess actions.
  • What a wonderful recipe! I can’t wait to try it. I love hummus, and pumpkin seeds are my current obsession. This sounds really yummy. Thanks!

  • Looks like a yummy snack! Love the way you stored it. 🙂

  • Gurl, use the aquafaba in your hummus INSTEAD of olive oil! It tastes good and it’s low fat! What?! xx

  • Great recipe! Looks so yummy! PLANT POWERED is totally a thing already! (I have leggings that say it on them!) https://www.wholesomeculture.com/products/poweredby-plants-leggings
    Love, A Plant Obsessed Vegan 🙂

  • Nice recipe, but that looks really hard to eat out of those jars!

  • fairly easy to do recipe, will make it this weekend!

  • I totally need to try this soon!


  • That is some power hummus, yummy!

  • This looks great! And as ever so often, I’m amazed with your creative way of making the photos.
    Just for the record: chick peas do have quite a lot of protein in them, too, like most of the peas and beans. And if you keep the skins on, your hummus will be even more of that guy at the gym because of all the fibres!

  • Thanks for the recipe – I’m pinning it for sure! Also, my friend made me vegan sugar cookies with aquafaba, and they were probably the most amazing sugar cookies OF MY LIFE. I think his recipe was from minimalistbaker.com

  • I’m a big fan f hummus and the way you put it in small jars is so cute! Thanks for sharing <3


  • Love this recipe – from one cirrus junkie to another, this looks DIVINE. ?

    Aquafaba is awesome! Everyone should make everything from. The Lazy Cat Kitchen, but especially this:


  • Ooooh I’ve been sticking with plain old garlic hummus for far too long. Lime sounds amazing, especially for summer! Those jars are so cute, too. Yum!

  • I love love LOVE hummus so much and am always looking for alternative recipes to spice things up every once in a while. This is perfect, power hummus indeed!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.