Condiments, Healthy Snacks, Lunchbox Friendly Food, Vegetarian

hummus dip

{gluten, dairy, soy, egg and nut free}

Who doesn’t love hummus? It’s just great. Full of protein and flavour.

This hummus recipe is based on Sandra’s genius blog, Cooking for Oscar. What a woman!

The tahini is replaced by pear puree which gives it a smoothness without being too sweet. The lemon is replaced by citric acid for the zing. A hint of garlic makes it feel a little authentic in flavour.

One little tip I’ve added is to pour in a little water at the end. It helps loosen up the hummus a bit and makes it really creamy and smooth.

friendly falafels with hummus.

Simple, tasty and a great sauce to go with my green tacos and crispy chicken, with quinoa salad or rainbow salad bowl with falafels.

rainbow salad bowl with falafels and hummus.

This hummus dip is…



Easy and quick to make

Stores well in the fridge

Great as a snack or to add flavour and creaminess to a salad

Note: If you make this recipe and enjoy it, please let us know by commenting below. If you alter the recipe to suit your own preferences or dietary needs, we’d also love to know if it was successful so we can share that information with others.

Hummus you later,


hummus dip
Recipe Type: Sauce
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 4-6
A delicious, healthy dip or sauce that goes well with falafels, green tacos with crispy chicken or on salads. Makes approx. 2.5 cups
  • 2 cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 cup rice bran oil
  • ½-1 tsp citric acid (add to taste)
  • 1/2 cup pear purée or 3 tinned pear halves pureed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup water (helps make it creamy).
  1. Place all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse for several minutes or until smooth.
Add more salt, water or citric acid to taste.[br][br]Store in an air tight container in the fridge for up to a week.




13 thoughts on “hummus dip”

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  2. This hummus is amazing. Made a half batch and it lasted me a week! Even my non-FS friends enjoyed it and want me to make it for them. Said it’s better than normal hummus! I added a few too many pears so it was quite sweet but I resurrected it with a few shakes with salt and it was amazing! Thank you!

  3. I agree with tho comments above.
    My son and I love hummus but my husband does not.
    This hummus we all love and I still make it this way even though we are not on Failsafe anymore.
    Its so delicious, like most of your recipes!
    Big thanks to you ⚘

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