Protein Hummus Recipe (gluten-free and dairy-free)

Protein Hummus Recipe (gluten-free and dairy-free)

I am a huge fan of hummus. I’m down to eat it at all times of the day (yes, even for breakfast). I also don’t really like to eat a lot of meat. Meaning that getting enough protein into my diet can be a struggle. Insert this Protein Hummus Recipe. Now only does it let me enjoy one of my favorite foods, but it lets me do so while getting as much bang for my buck as possible protein wise.

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How much protein is in hummus?

To explain how much protein is in hummus I have created a table to make it easy to compare it to this protein hummus recipe.

Regular HummusThis Protein Hummus
Per 60 calories
(about 2 tbsp)
Per 120 calories
(about 1/4 cup)

To put it simply, a serving of regular hummus usually has about 2g of protein in it. This protein hummus recipe has 6.7g a serving – granted a serving of this hummus is a little bit bigger, regular hummus still doesn’t compare.

How is this protein hummus different from regular hummus?

While hummus has a decent amount of protein per serving, you can see by simply adding 1/4 cup of collagen, you can get even more protein in a serving. This protein hummus has more protein because of the addition of grass-fed beef collagen.

I will say, however, that adding grass-fed beef collagen does make hummus not a plant-based or vegan source of protein. This could be considered a con to this recipe. Unfortunately, I don’t have any protein-based alternatives to suggest as a substitute for beef collagen as the ones I am aware of might impact the texture.

That being said, if you are not vegan, this recipe is a great way to enjoy hummus with a boost of protein.

Protein Hummus

Prep Time7 mins
Course: Condiments, Snacks
Cuisine: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free
Keyword: homemade hummus, hummus, protein hummus, protein packed
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 121kcal
Cost: $2.50


  • 1 can canned chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup grass-fed collagen powder
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika


  • Add all ingredients into a blender or food processor
  • Blend/process until smooth
  • Transfer hummus into an air-tight container and let thicken in the fridge for at least 2 hours
  • Enjoy!

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