Taco Hummus Recipe

This taco hummus is great with clean corn chips or as a condiment on tacos!

As many of you know, I simply love Mexican food. It’s incredible stuff. I could eat it seven days a week and never get tired of it. So I tend to do a lot with those types of flavors whenever I can, even if the dish is not technically Mexican food.

A white bowl of this clean eating taco hummus recipe sits on some amethyst colored rocks for a beautiful, purple background.

I’m not sure why I never put this combination together before. It’s really quite tasty and goes incredibly well with some homemade corn chips. And it’s just so easy to dump all those easy-to-find ingredients into your blender! You’ll have an amazing dish of hummus ready in seconds and enjoy lots of good-for-you fiber to boot! It’s simply delicious and tastes even better the next day!

What Is Hummus Made Of?

Hummus is typically made with chickpeas (garbanzo beans), tahini (sesame paste), and other additions such as garlic or lemon. You can season hummus any way you choose.

Benefits Of Hummus

  • High in fiber
  • High in plant-based protein
  • Low on the glycemic index

What To Eat With Hummus

Hummus is usually treated as a condiment or dip.

  • Use like a sauce in a falafel wrap.
  • Cut up a whole grain pita and dip it in hummus.
  • Use as a dip for raw veggies.
  • Serve this particular recipe with corn chips, or add to tacos or burritos!

What Does Hummus Taste Like?

It can be a tough flavor to describe, but if you have had chickpeas before, it’s that flavor plus a light touch of sesame. It’s savory and great with many dishes or snacks. The flavor can be altered based on what you add to it.

Best Hummus?

Here is an interesting article on the best and worst hummus brands at the store. Of course, nothing beats homemade!

More Healthy Hummus Recipes

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A white bowl of this clean eating taco hummus recipe sits on some amethyst colored rocks for a beautiful, purple background.

Taco Hummus Recipe

This delicious taco hummus is a fun twist on the usual! Tastes great on tacos!
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Course: Appetizer, Condiments, Snack
Cuisine: American, Indian, Mediterranean, Mexican
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 12 servings (3 cup total yield)
Calories: 130kcal


  • 1 Food processor


  • 30 oz. canned chickpeas (Drained and rinsed. No sugar added.)
  • 1 medium lemon (juice only)
  • ½ cup tahini sauce
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp. onion powder
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tbsp. ground cumin
  • water (optional – as much as you need for the consistency you like)


  • Place all ingredients in your food processor and blend until smooth.


Please note that the nutrition data is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.


Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 310mg | Potassium: 186mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 221IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 2mg

This recipe from the Gracious Pantry recipe archives. Originally posted 2/7/12.

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    1. Thank you! I’m making them NOW!

      1. Anonymous says:

        Bette – Fantastic!

  1. Anonymous says:

    Marisha – I hope you enjoy it!

  2. Anonymous says:

    NitNat – Definitely! Sound yummy!

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  4. Jordamktg says:

    I’m eating so much hummus it only makes sense to make it. Thanks for a great recipe.

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Joradmktg – And it’s so cheap and easy too! Enjoy!

  5. Kelly @ No Sugar Sweet Life says:

    Sounds really yummy!! I’m going to have to try this 🙂 I’ve never made my own hummus, but this could be the start!

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Oh, it’s so quick and easy! You’ll never buy it again!

  6. When you say food processor, do you mean your vitamix?

    1. graciouspantry says:

      The Vitamix is a blender. That will work too. A food processor is a different appliance. But either should do the job.

  7. Have you ever tried making a black bean hummus. I was just at our local “clean eating” store and they were sampling all kinds of Texas based small company products. One of them was a black bean hummus that was out of this world. Now I need to figure out how to make it so that it is not as expensive. I am thinking maybe 1 can chickpeas, 1 can black beans would make a nice adaptation to this recipe. Any thoughts???

    1. graciouspantry says:

      I’ve never tried, but you can bet I will! yum! I have a ton of black beans too!

      1. I just made the black bean hummus. Added a can of black beans in place of one of the chickpeas. Also added a heaping tablespoon of chopped chile peppers. It was amazing served with homemade pita chips. My husband wasn’t sure if it was hummus or black bean dip which is exactly how the store bought tasted. Thanks for letting me tweek your recipe.

        1. graciouspantry says:

          Great! Glad it worked out! Might have to try that myself…

    1. graciouspantry says:

      It’s a paste made from sesame seeds. I get mine at Trader Joe’s.

  8. To be honest i don’t really understand why americans are allways talking about clean eating but than use stuff like onion or garlic powder? I thought clean eating was about not using processed food and taking real garlic or onions is one of the simplest things. Have u ever thought about it?

    1. graciouspantry says:

      Onion and garlic powder are clean.

  9. Can I use something in place of Tahini?

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      You could leave it out, but it really does make the recipe.

  10. Jen Norman says:

    Thank -you. My kids will love this. Looks very yummy.

  11. Melodie Geron says:

    can you please tell me other than Trader Joes where in another regular grocery store can I find tahini? thank you so much.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Melodie – Typically, you’ll find it with Indian foods. At least in my experience.

  12. Are you supposed to drain the chickpeas? This is my first time making hummus, and mine came out very runny.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Alicia – I did, yes. If it’s really too runny, first put it in the fridge to chill. If that doesn’t thicken it up, you blend in 1 more cup of drained chickpeas. I’ll make sure the recipe reflects that.

  13. Thanks! I didn’t have any more chickpeas, but my sister-in-law suggested throwing in a little bit of bread bread crumbs to soak up some of the liquid, and it worked pretty well, and it was still delicious! I can’t wait to make it the way it’s supposed to be made! 😛

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Alicia – My pleasure! Glad it all worked out! 🙂

  14. Dirk Pick says:

    Thanks for the finest Hummus Reciep ♡

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Dirk – My pleasure!

  15. Do you use tahini paste or tahini sauce? Or is it a spice?