Saturday, January 18, 2014

Wasabi Hummus

This hummus transports you to the sushi bar. When I first read about the idea of adding wasabi to hummus I thought well that could go either way. I was sure it would be too spicy or a little odd. I never thought it would be this great. I LOVE the soy and wasabi combination. The tahini, ginger and garlic are delicious too. I should have known the sesame flavor of the tahini would be great with these flavors. I have to admit, this is the first time I wanted to add food coloring to a recipe. If it taste like wasabi, I wanted it to look green like wasabi. I fought that urge and went for a full on sushi garnish assault. I used wasabi peas so you know there is wasabi in the hummus. I also used black sesame seeds, pickled ginger and toasted nori snacks. You can garnish with one or all of the garnishes. Or play a trick on your family and friends, and just put it out as plain hummus. SURPRISE! But don't be afraid of the amount of wasabi it is not too spicy. If you love the sinus clearing heat of wasabi you may want to add even more. I served this hummus with cucumbers, carrots and sugar snap peas. I think I liked the cucumbers the most. My next experiment will be using it in a veggie wrap. I also want to bake some wonton wrappers too. But I have to go back to the store first. I think sesame wonton chips would make great dippers. I hope you will give it a try. It is really a great low cal snack.

Wasabi Hummus
Makes 2 cups, Serves 16 (2 Tbsp. serving)


15 oz. can garbanzo beans (drained, reserving liquid)
3 Tbsp. tahini
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
2 Tbsp. light soy sauce
3 tsp. wasabi, or to taste
1 clove garlic, minced
1 inch fresh ginger, minced


Add can of garbanzo beans, tahini, lemon juice, soy sauce, wasabi, garlic and ginger to the food processor. Blend until smooth, adding reserved liquid a tablespoon at a time until desired consistency (about 4 Tbsp.) Serve with veggies, oven baked wontons, or on sandwiches and wraps.

Garnish with wasabi peas, black sesame seeds, pickled ginger or toasted nori snacks.

Nutritional Information per serving*: Calories 54, Total Fat 2 g, Total Carbohydrate 7 g, Dietary Fiber 1 g, Protein 2 g, Calcium 1 g.
WW P+ 1

*Information from the Myfitnesspal calculator. NI may vary depending on the brand or size of the ingredients used to prepare it.

Linking to:
My Plate of Crumbs: Random Recipe Roundup
This Gal Cooks: Marvelous Mondays
Ms. enPlace: See Ya in the Gumbo
The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen: Show Me Your Plaid Mondays
Anyonita Nibbles: Tasty Tuesdays
Dizzy, Busy & Hungry: Wine'd Down Wednesday
Buns In My Oven: What's Cookin' Wednesday
Turnips 2 Tangerines: Four Seasons Blog Hop
It's Your Life: Tuesdays with a Twist
Miz Helen's Country Cottage: Full Plate Thursday


  1. I love hummus, and that you can do so much to flavor it. Not a Louisiana girl, but I live here on the north shore, have to follow my neighbor, and fellow cook via Google Friends. Also pinning to my dips and fondue board, followed you here from the Four Seasons Blog Hop. Stop by my blog and join the link up Tuesdays With a Twist.

    1. Hi! Joyce,I already follow on Pinterest. But now follow with GFC. Thank you for stopping by and commenting. Love Tuesday with a Twist!

  2. I need to learn to make hummus, thanks for the recipe. But what is tahini? Thanks for posting on the Four Seasons Blog Hop! Sandra from Scrumptilicious 4 You!

    1. Hi! Sandra, Thank you so much for stopping by. Tahini is sesame seed butter. It is delicious, it has a similar texture to natural peanut butter but taste more like toasted sesame seed. You can use olive oil or yogurt in it's place but you miss out on the sesame flavor. Some people use a few drops of sesame oil. I hope you will try it. It is delicious.

  3. What a great addition to the Hummus, we will just love it. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

  4. We eat the heck out of hummus over here and I always say I'm going to try a new version. But I never do. Wasabi may be just the thing to motivate me. I really like your ideas to use this in a wrap and as a dip for wonton chips. Fun!
    Thanks for linking, Denise.

    1. Thanks! Michelle, It was great in a wrap! I used a flour tortilla, the hummus, sugar snap peas, spring mix and smoked turkey. Really good! I have not made the wonton chips yet. I need to go to the store and make more hummus.


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