Recipe: Strawberry Dessert Hummus

Chickpeas make this snack extremely versatile.


Photo by Asia Bradlee

Hummus: it’s the dip that’s easy, healthy, and adored by almost everyone. From garlic hummus to beet hummus, there’s a myriad of options to choose from—but have you ever heard of dessert hummus? Chickpeas are extremely versatile because of their low flavor profile, which makes them easy to use in a sweet recipe without compromising the taste. This strawberry dessert hummus is a great alternative to cream cheese dips or sweet spreads, and can be eaten for dessert or as a snack.


  • 1 can of chickpeas
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Optional: 1 tsp lemon zest, ginger, or other spice of choice


  1. Drain and rinse the chickpeas.
  2. Remove the stems from the strawberries and slice each one into small pieces.
  3. Add all of the ingredients to a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. If your appliance is small, split everything in half and blend the ingredients in two batches.
  4. Transfer the hummus to a bowl and serve with whole-wheat pita chips, dark chocolate, or fresh fruit.
  5. Store the hummus in an airtight container for up to one week in the refrigerator.