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Maca Hummus

Featured in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on January 17, 2018.



Maca Hummus

  • 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed
  • 4 tablespoons tahini
  • 1/4 cup water, plus 2 tablespoons as needed
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Juice of 1-2 lemons, to taste
  • 2 teaspoons maca powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon roasted pine nuts, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan salt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped Italian parsley
  • Dash of smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil


Put chickpeas, tahini, water, garlic, lemon, maca powder, cumin, pine nuts and salt in food processor and blend until desired consistency. Add the extra 2 tablespoons of water for slightly thinner consistency, if desired. Put humus in a bowl. Garnish with parsley, smoked paprika and olive oil. Serves 3.

Approximate Nutrient Analysis per serving (not including PINE NUTS):
130 calories, 8 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 200 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 0 g sugar, 4 g protein


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