Chickpea-Cashew Hummus

Prep Time

10 minutes


1/4 cup organic extra-virgin olive oil
1-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled & sliced thin*
1 can organic garbonzo beans, rinsed & drained
1/4 cup raw cashews, lighted toasted
juice of one organic lime
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp himalayan sea salt
1/4 tsp dried cumin
1 tsp coriander
1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper
1/4 organic cayenne pepper
dash of ground cinnamon
dash of ground turmeric
optional: chopped fresh cilantro and/or fresh mint


*Rinse garbonzo beans and cover with water to soak overnight. Drain, rinse and cover with cold water in a small pot. Add a little sea salt and bring to a boil. Simmer on low heat until the beans are tender. 

In a small saucepan, combine olive oil and ginger. Allow ginger to sizzle in the oil, but do not brown. Infuse for 10 minutes, remove from heat and allow to cool.

Combine all the ingredients in a food processor. Pulse until you have desired texture... smooth or a little rough purée.


Making hummus from scratch is very simple, and very much worth your time! Serve with cut up crudites, pita chips, or flax crackers.