This Easy Miso Furikake Hummus takes your hummus snack game to the next level. It comes together with just a few ingredients and is the perfect healthy snack.
If you haven’t discovered the world of homemade hummus yet, you’re truly missing out. It’s so easy to prepare, and the flavor combinations are endless. While traditional hummus recipes usually include tahini as an ingredient, it’s easy to forego it if you add in other unique flavors like you’ll see here. This recipe features umami-rich miso paste and a sprinkling of furikake – a seaweed seasoning mix that’s flavor is next-level. Once you try this recipe, hummus-from-scratch is bound to become your family’s new favorite snack!
Why This Recipe Works
- It requires just four ingredients (plus olive oil, salt and garlic – which you probably already have).
- It does not require tahini (which most hummus recipes do).
- It comes together in just five minutes.
- It can be made in advance to serve as a healthy snack at a moment’s notice.
- It’s a crowd-pleaser.
- It’s healthy!
Ingredients You’ll Need
It’s true, this recipe requires very few ingredients. Here’s what you need:
Garbanzo beans (chickpeas) – One can is all you need! You’ll drain and rinse them before using.
Garlic – Because you’re throwing everything into the food processor, you don’t even need to chop it up. Just peel off the skin.
Fresh lemon juice – This adds the perfect contrast to the saltiness of the miso and furikake.
Furikake – If you haven’t tried this Japanese seasoning yet, you’ve really been missing out! It’s perfect on top of hummus, but also a great addition to rice, popcorn, grilled fish and more. You can buy it online here or at Asian markets.
It couldn’t be easier to make this delicious hummus. Here are the two simple steps:
Combine all of the ingredients (except the furikake and taro chips/veggies) in a food processor. If you don’t have a standard size food processor, this job is perfect for a very affordable mini food processor. I have this one.
Purée until the mixture looks like this:
Next, simply transfer the hummus to a small serving bowl, top with furikake and serve with taro chips and/or a selection of vegetables.
If not serving right away, simply cover and place in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Miso is a Japanese paste made from fermented soybeans and barley or rice malt. It’s considered a probiotic because of its live, active cultures, which means it not only tastes delish but is also great for your tummy! If you’ve ever ordered soup as a starter at a sushi restaurant, you’ve most likely already been exposed to the flavor of miso.
Furikake is a Japanese seasoning mix made of dried seaweed, dried fish, sesame seeds and other spices. It’s most often sprinkled on top of rice, but I also love adding it to grilled salmon or on top of avocado toast. I’ve even been known to add it to popcorn or high-quality butter from time to time
Miso has become fairly mainstream, so you should find it at any “health food” store like Sprouts or Whole Foods.
Furikake is not quite so mainstream yet, but the good news is that it’s shelf-stable and lasts a fairly long time, so you can stock up the next time you find yourself at an Asian market or just order yourself some on Amazon.
Nope! In this recipe, the miso paste is the perfect substitute. It lends some great umami flavor to the dish.
You can, but they will take quite a bit of time to prepare so it’s certainly not necessary. If you prefer to use dried beans, follow their cooking instructions and then proceed with the recipe.
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Easy Miso Furikake Hummus
- Food processor or high-powered blender
- 1/4 teaspoon measure
- 1 15-ounce can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 tablespoon miso paste
- 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 3 cloves garlic, peeled
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons furikake
- Fresh vegetables, to serve
- Taro chips, to serve
- Combine all ingredients except furikake, vegetables and chips in a food processor or high-powered blender. Process until smooth with no chunks remaining.
- Transfer hummus to serving bowl and top with furikake. Serve with fresh vegetables and taro chips.
- You can find furikake at your local Asian grocery store or here on Amazon.
- You can find miso at most grocery stores.
- Feel free to use dried chickpeas in this recipe. Just prepare as directed and then use them once cooked.
- This hummus is best served within 2-3 days of making it.
- Try dipping in your favorite veggies or even taro chips!