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Creamy Broccoli Hummus (V, GF, oil-free)

Creamy broccoli hummus made with broccoli, white beans and cilantro. It is vegan, oil-free, gluten-free, and so delicious.
broccoli hummus in a white bowl with a colorful napkin in the background
Whether you love broccoli or tolerate it, this broccoli hummus is a winner. Easy to make, and so convenient for lunches and snacking throughout the week, it’s a recipe to celebrate both deliciousness and good health in one fell swoop.

I fall in to the love broccoli camp, but my first attempt at this hummus was a big miss yucky. I followed the path of my beet hummus, which has no beans at all, and made an all broccoli hummus.

Oh boy. Not good. Despite extensive blending and augmenting, it was gritty, weird, and not hummus. Back to the drawing board I went. This unctuous, verdant hummus is the result:

healthy broccoli hummus in a white serving bowl with some healthy chips

It is scrumptious. Plus, it has heaps of broccoli (3 chopped cups), which is what I wanted (I am all about easy and delicious ways for eating vegetables on the go).

But I also added some beans, namely cannellini beans, which are incredibly creamy.

Recipe Benefits

  • Vegan (egg-free, dairy-free)
  • Oil-free
  • Gluten-free
  • Nut-free
  • Packed with broccoli
  • Quick and easy to make

Ingredients

The exact amounts of each ingredient are indicated in the recipe card at the end of the post.

  • broccoli florets (& some stems fine, too)
  • 1 (15-oz/425 g) can white beans, rinsed and drained
  • cilantro
  • freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • tahini
  • water
  • garlic
  • salt
  • cumin

Steps for Making the Broccoli Hummus

Note that the complete directions are also in the recipe card below.

  • Place the broccoli in a large saucepan fitted with a steamer basket and filled with about 1 inch of water. Cover and turn heat to high.
  • Steam the broccoli until it is very tender (about 7 to 10 mins) but still a vibrant green.
  • Remove broccoli from basket and let cool for at least 5 minutes, and the transfer to a food processor.
  • Process until finely chopped. Add the remaining ingredients, except the water, to the food processor; process until completely smooth, stopping to scrape sides of bowl periodically.
  • If hummus is too thick, add a few teaspoons of water at a time until desired consistency is reached.
  • Adjust seasonings to taste.If desired, drizzle with a bit of extra tahini and a sprinkle of chopped cilantro. Serve with more vegetables, crackers, on bread, or any way that you like!

Enjoy!

overhead shot of broccoli hummus in a white bowl

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Yield: 3 cups

Creamy Broccoli Hummus (V, Oil-free, GF)

broccoli hummus in a white bowl with a colorful napkin in the background

Creamy broccoli hummus made with broccoli, white beans and cilantro. It is vegan, gluten-free, and oil-free.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups coarsely chopped broccoli florets (& some stems fine, too)
  • 1 (15-oz/425 g) can white beans, rinsed and drained
  • large handful of cilantro leaves and tender stems (roughly 1 loosely packed cup)
  • 3 tablespoons (45 mL) freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) tahini (more, if desired)
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) water (more, as needed)
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 3/4 teaspoon cumin
  • pinch of hot pepper flakes (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place the broccoli in a large saucepan fitted with a steamer basket and filled with about 1 inch of water. Cover and turn heat to high. Steam the broccoli until it is very tender (about 7 to 10 mins) but still a vibrant green.
  2. Remove broccoli from basket and let cool for at least 5 minutes, and the transfer to a food processor. Process until finely chopped.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients, except the water, to the food processor; process until completely smooth, stopping to scrape sides of bowl periodically. If hummus is too thick, add a few teaspoons of water at a time until desired consistency is reached. Adjust seasonings to taste.
  4. If desired, drizzle with a bit of extra tahini and a sprinkle of chopped cilantro. Serve with more vegetables, crackers, on bread, or any way that you like!

Notes

Storage: Store the hummus in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Information

Yield

24

Serving Size

2 tablespoons (30 mL)

Amount Per Serving Calories 24Total Fat .15gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 134.1mgCarbohydrates 3.3gFiber 1.2gSugar 0.4gProtein 1.5g

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