Almond ‘Hummus’ (Low Carb)

Almond ‘Hummus’

One thing I really miss since going low carb is traditional chickpea based hummus.

I’ve created some delicious low carb alternatives like this broccoli hummus and a delicious roast cauliflower hummus.

But they take a little longer to cook than opening a can of chickpeas.

So one day when I was craving hummus and didn’t have much time, I had the brain flash to try making something with almond meal.

So glad I did!

You can use this creamy sauce anywhere you’d normally use hummus. As a dip, as a sauce, or as a low carb alternative to mashed potato.

Super versatile!

Almond ‘Hummus’
5 from 2 votes

Almond ‘Hummus’

Course Sauce
Cuisine middle eastern, modern
Keyword hummus, low carb, simple, wholefoods
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cup


  • 100 g (3.5oz) almond meal
  • 100 g (3.5oz) water (1/2 cup less 1 tablespoon)
  • 1 clove garlic peeled and smashed (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil


  1. Place almond meal, 100g (3.5oz) water, garlic (if using) and 2 tablespoons lemon juice in a tall jar or jug.
  2. Using your stick blender puree until creamy and well combined.
  3. Stir in extra virgin olive oil and a pinch of salt. Taste and season with more salt or lemon juice as needed.

Recipe Video

Almond Hummus Low Carb Variations & Substitutions

nut-free – make regular hummus instead.

Low FODMAP – skip the garlic and use macadamias instead of the almond meal. Puree in a food processor.

different nuts – you can use any nut you like, if using whole nuts you’ll need to puree in a food processor instead of using your stick blender.

more hummus vibe – add 2 tablespoon tahini, a crushed clove of garlic and a splash more water. I made this recently and it took it to a whole new level of deliciousness.

Waste Avoidance Strategy

almond meal / extra virgin olive oil – keep them in the pantry.

garlic – will keep in the pantry for months. Best if in a dark corner in a brown paper bag.

lemon – whole lemon will keep wrapped in a plastic bag in the fridge for months.

Prepare Ahead

Yes! Will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for 1-2 weeks or can be frozen.

Almond ‘Hummus’ (Low Carb)

Ways to use your Low Carb Hummus

Have fun in the kitchen!

With love,
Jules x

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  • 5 stars
    Jules, Thank you for your wonderful take on hummus the other day.
    You suggested taking other veggies, and adding standard ingredients
    except for peanut butter rather than tahini. I found sweet potatoes,
    parsnip, and carrots cooked and in the freezer. About 2 cups, – and when
    processed with all the ingredients they were delicious.
    All my necessary vegetables for the day, with toast pieces. Incredible.

  • 5 stars
    I’m on a lowfod diet and was really missing my chickpea hummus. So I took the almond recipe and substituted brazil nuts and also added some tahini. Ah, bliss! So pleased to have hummus again. Thanks Jules

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