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Curry Hummus

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Gluten Free May |

Curry Hummus!

And Gluten Free May!

So here's the deal. I am not gluten free. I am not an expert on gluten free. I acknowledge that gluten free diets aren't just trendy but really important for some people, and I also acknowledge that gluten is not the food of the devil.

All that being said, there was some nice things happened when I opted to dip my toes in the gluten-free waters a few weeks ago.

Nice things list:

  • You magically eat more vegetables.
  • Your tummy feels good.
  • You get more creative because you cannot default to bread and company.
  • You remember that you actually do, in fact, love other foods besides bread.
  • You wake up one day and feel proud of all the good food you're eating.
  • Hey, vegetables. Hey, eggs. Hey, other real foods. Your body is loving you for this.
Curry Hummus on a dish with vegetables.

I didn't really have a reason to try going gluten free other than feeling like I had gotten a little off-track with my eating in the four months since we lost our son, Afton, and I wanted to right the ship. Get the body back in its groove, you know. I was searching for that kind of feel-good thing that I hadn't had for... a long time.

Going gluten free for a short while wasn't necessarily the magic bullet that got me back to ground zero, but it was a helpful way for me to structure my meals. I had started defaulting to bread, and lots of bread, and lots of related bread products during a season when what I needed was comfort food upon comfort food. And I'm not regretful about that in the least. I needed bread during that long winter - sometimes a plain piece of toast with butter was all I could eat.

But as spring emerged, both emotionally and seasonally, opting out of bread and other gluten-y stuff gently lifted me outside the box and reminded that there are also other foods that I do love to eat that aren't some variation of buttered bread, noodles, and the likes.


Curry Hummus on a plate with vegetables.

I made this lovely curry hummus because I wanted to put it on a wrap (and I DID put it on a wrap and you're going to love that wrap - patience, grasshopper), but then it was so beautiful and tasted so yummy that I thought the curry hummus deserved its own post. I would absolutely consider this a summertime stocked-fridge staple since it makes an impromptu mid-morning snack or a spur-of-the-moment happy hour a total reality in your life. And luckily, it uses ingredients that many of us POYers probably have on hand at any given moment.

Curry paste. Curry powder (yes, I like both in there). Coconut milk. Chickpeas. Garlic. Lime, right? Gosh, I love me some fresh lime. And something for heat. What's your poison? I like a pinch-full of cayenne pepper.

Whether you dip with raw veggies or root vegetable chips - because, you know, CHIPS - you will be rocking out with the curry vibes on this one. Mwah.

Curry Hummus on a plate with vegetables.
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Curry Hummus on serving platter with vegetables and olives.

Curry Hummus

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings (about 1/4 cup each) 1x


Curry Hummus! smooth, creamy, and perfect for a healthy snack or in a wrap for an awesome lunch. gluten & dairy free. YUM.


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  • 2 14-ounce cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk (more as needed)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons red curry paste
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt


  1. Blend or pulse in a food processor until smooth.
  2. Add more coconut oil, olive oil, or water to loosen as needed, depending on how thick you want it. The end!


I like to add a little squeeze of lime and a pinch of cayenne for extra heat.

Most curry pastes use shrimp paste, so if you need this to be fully vegetarian or vegan, you gotta make your own curry paste or buy a vegan one.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Dip
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Keywords: curry hummus, curry, hummus recipe

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  1. Skillful Cook Logo

    I so want to stock my fridge with this! The coconut milk addition sounds downright perfect, too. I would have never thought!

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    So funny, I always tell my clients there is no harm in trying things with your diet, none at all! Going gluten free – or processed food free- can help you improve your diet. I think people get tripped up when they buy ALL THE GLUTEN FREE junk food aisle!!! Gluten free cookies = cookies. This hummus looks amazing, looking forward to your recipes!

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    Yup. Not gluten free here either, but eating “real food” does make you feel better. Pushing 40 now and wow, what a different it makes….the food you feed you body is food needed as fuel. Eat to make you feel well and with recipes that tickle your taste buds like this…perfect.


  4. Skillful Cook Logo

    That is SUCH a beautiful picture of the platter – it makes me want to eat veggies and make that hummus RIGHT NOW!!

  5. Skillful Cook Logo

    WOW! This looks so amazing. I love hummus and I’ve just recently started experimenting with making my own, I’m making this next for sure!

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    This hummer looks amazing! I am thrilled about this new series! Going GF isn’t a necessity for me either, however, I love the way I feel when I omit gluten from my diet for a period of time. This series couldn’t come at a better time for me as I was just thinking the other day that I need to give my body a little “re-boot” again before my upcoming summer vacation. Looking forward to what you post next!

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    So that was a quick turnaround. Thanks for helping me avoid eating tonight’s dinner for lunch! I never have all the ingredients so I substituted green curry paste for red. Still delish, goes well with whole wheat crackers, broccoli and some spicy sardines! Maybe an odd combo but I’m happy and looking forward to snacking for a couple of days. Huzzah!

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    Yum! I have tried to make my own curried hummus and it has always fallen short. I love the idea of the curry paste and the coconut milk! Oh and the lime juice instead of traditional lemon juice! Can’t wait to give this one a try! 🙂

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    I don’t eat gluten free either, but I love hummus and all things vegetables. This hummus looks delicious!

  10. Skillful Cook Logo

    Love the idea of gluten free May! I recently stopped eating gluten to help with some health problems and it’s really working. Love finding more gluten free recipes 🙂

  11. Skillful Cook Logo

    This looks so good that I’ll have to make my own curry paste because it’s impossible to find such things in my small town. No complaints, though, I’m sure I won’t find it hard to use it up.

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    I’m coming over to your place for drinks and nibbles! (I’ll bring wine!) That looks delicious!!!

  13. Skillful Cook Logo

    I’ve just started making my own hummus and I love the thought of it being curry flavored. Also, your photos are gorgeous!

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    Coconut milk! What a clever addition to hummus. I’m sure it’s perfect with the curry flavor. <3 I'm sure Afton's happy his mama is starting to take care of herself again.

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    Curious where I can find more recipes from this gluten free series!? I love this hummus recipe! Can’t wait to try more ☺️

  16. Skillful Cook Logo

    Yum! I just made this for our afternoon snack today and it tastes sooooo good! The combo of curry paste and powder really gives it a nice depth of flavor. Thanks for another great recipe 🙂

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    I would never have guessed this recipe had as much protein as it does! Thank you, love to skip bread too it just kinda drains energy for me at least, and love the extra spice punch too!