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Blood Orange Hummus

Blood Orange Hummus

One of my favorite dips is Hummus. I fell in love with it as a kid and rediscovered it again in the last couple of years when I started to lose weight. It is a great snack jam packed with protein and great flavor. Over the last year I have tried many different variations of Hummus, I have added Leek, Red Onion, many different things that really didn’t change the flavor at all, more just changed the texture.

I was at Edmonton’s Italian Centre this weekend and bought a few blood oranges, this is one of my favorite time of you because this is when different types of oranges are in season. I wanted to cook something with them but didn’t know what to make. I had planned to make hummus that day and it hit me! I must say, it totally gave it a different taste which I really enjoyed, and with the spices I added to it, it made it have a more refreshing flavor. It also gave it a very slight pinkish hugh to the look of the hummus.



1 Can of Chickpeas – Drained and rinsed, I saved about 2 Tablespoons of the juice from the can to use.

Blood Orange

2 Blood Oranges – Juiced

1/4 Cup Olive Oil

4 Cloves of Garlic – Pressed

1/2 Teaspoon Paprika

1/3 Teaspoon Cumin

1/3 Teaspoon Ground Ginger


Drain and rinse the can of chickpeas. Save about 2-4 Tablespoons of the liquid from the can and put it in a medium sized bowl. Once the chickpeas have been drained fully add them to the bowl. Then Juice your two blood oranges and make sure to get every last drop! Then add that to the bowl, now add the olive oil and mix together. In a little bowl mix the Paprika, Cumin, and Ginger together and add to the larger bowl. Using a garlic press, press 4 cloves of garlic and mix together well. Now you can either use a blender or a food processor to puree this or you can used a hand held puree mixer, which is what I used. You really have to work it well if you use a hand held mixer.

Almost Ready! 

I found that this was the most flavorful Hummus I have made. The juice from the Blood Orange is really complimented from the Cumin flavor. I really gives a nice new perspective on a classic dish. I love it with the traditional lemon juice but this is my new favorite way to make this.

I am such a Hummer lover that I rarely use mayo or any other kind of condiment on a sandwich and use Hummus in its place. Having grown up around garlic my entire life, I am one of those people that really loves that flavor on anything and has no problem if someone has ‘garlic breath’.

I am tempted to try making hummus with other kinds of citric fruits in place of lemon juice. You should too.





– Matthew {Season to Taste}

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