Creamy Golden Hummus

By Sally Cameron on July 16, 2017

Appetizers, Dairy Free, the daniel plan, Vegan, Vegetarian

Homemade hummus is a mainstay snack in my kitchen. I made a batch for a video shoot and changed up my standard recipe with more spices, I added Za’atar, a delicious Mediterranean spice blend and golden turmeric for my new Creamy Golden Hummus recipe.

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Creamy Golden Hummus

For years I’ve made hummus with lots of lemon and cumin, but this time I wanted to jazz things up a bit. Into the food processor went cumin, lemon juice and garlic, tahini and olive oil, adding coriander and turmeric for its beautiful golden color. Then, I topped the golden hummus with extra olive oil, a sprinkle of chopped parsley, and za’atar.

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About Turmeric & Za’atar

A member of the ginger family, turmeric is used for its brilliant golden color and mild bitter flavor. It’s also a powerful anti-inflammatory. Turmeric is what gives this hummus the beautiful color. It’s a component in Indian curry powder blends and the Moroccan curry blend called Ras el Hanout.

Za’atar is a dry spice blend of sumac berries, toasted sesame seeds, salt, cumin, dried thyme, oregano and marjoram. Throughout the Mediterranean, za’atar is commonly used as a table condiment. Sprinkle it on chicken, fish, vegetables and tomatoes, or mix with olive oil as a dressing or spread. When shopping, you will also see it spelled zahtar and zaatar. The blends may vary a bit.

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If you love hummus, here is another way to enjoy it, in avocado hummus wraps.

Nutrition Facts
Golden Hummus
Amount Per Serving
Calories 151 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 105mg5%
Potassium 85mg2%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 13IU0%
Vitamin C 10mg12%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Golden Hummus

A creamy puree of garbanzo beans (chickpeas) with lemon olive oil, tahini and spices, the beautiful golden color comes from turmeric. Enjoy it as an appetizer or snack with raw vegetables. Makes about 3 cups of hummus. 
Course Snack
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword Chickepeas, Garbanzo beans, Hummus
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings 6 1/2 cup each
Calories 151kcal


  • Food Processor


  • 1-2 garlic cloves peeled
  • 2 15-ounce cans garbanzo beans (chickpeas) rinsed and drained
  • 1/3 - 1/2 cup water as needed
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil divided use
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black or white pepper

Optional Garnishes

  • 2 teaspoons za'atar
  • 2 teaspoons chopped parsley or cilantro


  • With the food processor running, drop the garlic cloves in through the feed tube to chop fine. Stop processor and add all of the rest of the ingredients. Start with 5-6 tablespoons of water and add more depending on how creamy you want the hummus. Serve immediately or hold in the refrigerator for 4-5 days.


Customize the recipe with extra lemon juice or spices to suit your taste preference. For creamier hummus, add more water starting with 1 tablespoon at a time. For beans, I prefer Eden Foods no sodium added organic garbanzo beans. Check the label for sodium levels on other beans and adjust salt as needed. 


Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 105mg | Potassium: 85mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg
  1. Denise - July 17th, 2017

    I love the color of that humus! Thank you for recipe!

  2. Sally Cameron - August 6th, 2017

    Thanks Denise. It does look quite appetizing with the turmeric!

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