Engine 2 Hummus

This is the most basic of the spreads. You can find a variation of this recipe in almost any grocery store, but 95 percent of them are made with either olive oil or tahini (sesame paste), which pushes up the fat content. Your best bet is to take three minutes and make a batch on Sunday that will last you for the week.

  • Prep Time 10 minutes
  • Total Time 10 minutes
  • Serves 1-5

Healthy Homemade Hummus


2 cans chick peas, rinsed and drained

3 cloves garlic

Juice of 1 lemon

2 teaspoons ground cumin

2 teaspoons Bragg Liquid Aminos

1/4 cup water or vegetable broth



Blend all ingredients into a thick paste.



Customize by adding one or more of the following:

2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds

1 fresh jalapeno, seeded and chopped

1 roasted and chopped red bell pepper

1 cup dark or Kalamata olives

1 bunch fresh mint

1 cup fresh spinach

1 cup cooked eggplant

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  • Elba

    What are Bragg Liquid Aminos?

    • Kay

      It’s like soy sauce or tamari sauce.

    • Amanda

      Liquid aminos taste so good in anything. My “omni” son loves the aminos and would drink the stuff if I let him.
      I believe they are amino acids that are present in your body and that your body needs.

  • Queade Di Ilio

    Why the Bragg Liquid Aminos? I thought a whole food plant based diet gave you a well balanced protein source?

    • Jan

      It’s not for the protein but for the taste as it adds a deeper, salty taste to the hummus :)

  • Lizzle

    I thought to much soy in your diet was a bad thing? I was adviced to only eat soy twice a month. But i see that soy is used frequently in the engine 2 diet. What are your thoughts on soy? I see you use Bragg liquid amino’s.

  • pj

    I checked.. and found one that does not contain soy. from Prevent & Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook by Ann & Jane Esselstyn. They use spicy brown mustard with the option of 1/4 tsp of salt (optional, we do not use it). The recipes I have seen give U the option but they always add the () as a sort of disclaimer..

  • reikipcw

    If you don’t want soy, you can use coconut aminos. You can also substitute any other rich, flavorful liquid.

    • Theresa Excell

      braggs liquid aminos is not a soy product

      • Guest

        From the Bragg’s website:
        Ingredients: Our Bragg Liquid Aminos are made from health-giving, NON-GMO soybeans and purified water. They are an excellent, healthy, gourmet replacement for Tamari and Soy Sauce. Not fermented or heated and Gluten-Free.

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