Taco Hummus

This tasty taco hummus is a party on a plate! It makes a fun party appetizer to share with friends or a great snack for the family to faceplant into after school or work.

Taco Hummus

Helloooooo hummus!

We’ve been on a bit of a hummus kick lately and I’m crazy excited to share my latest creation with y’all!

This delish dip has a 7-layer dip vibe to it but with taco spiced hummus in place of the refried beans.

It’s fun, flavorful, and easy to make!

Feel free to add your favorite toppings to the mix (helloooo avocado!) and turn it into a snack plate or party platter with tons of tasty extras.

Taco Hummus with Pico de Gallo

serving suggestions

Go the traditional route with pita wedges and slice veggies or mix things up by scooping this dip with crunchy tortilla chips!

Looking for veggie inspiration for a taco hummus party platter? Colorful sliced bell pepper, halved sweet mini peppers, baby carrots, celery sticks, cucumber slices, and cauliflower florets are all great options!

special diets and swaps

As written this recipe is deliciously vegan and gluten-free.

Feeling cheesy? Some crumbled feta or cotija cheese would be a delicious addition. You could even drizzle some sour cream on top if you’d like. Have fun with it!

If you don’t have chili powder, cumin, paprika, and cayenne handy you could certainly utilize your go-to taco seasoning blend for this dip. Simply add a Tablespoon to start and then taste as you go, adding extra as needed/desired. If using a pre-made mix with salt in it you’ll also want to hold off on adding the salt until after you’re able to taste test. If anything this is a delicious excuse to turn hummus prep time into snack time. Just dive in with a tortilla chip and adjust to taste.

Taco Hummus

Taco hummus FTW! We love pairing this creamy, flavorful dip with fresh pico de Gallo and crispy tortilla chips.

Taco Hummus with Pico de Gallo
5 from 4 votes

Taco Hummus

This tasty taco hummus is a party on a plate! It makes a fun party appetizer to share with friends or a great snack for the family to faceplant into after school + work.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mediterranean, Mexican
Keyword Taco Hummus
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 106 kcal
Author Jenn Laughlin - Peas and Crayons


  • 15 oz canned chickpeas
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • 3 TBSP lemon or lime juice (freshly squeezed if possible)
  • 1.5 tsp ground cumin
  • 1.5 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika plus extra for topping
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • 2 TBSP avocado oil or olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
  • 1/4 cup tahini plus extra, to taste
  • 2 TBSP ice water


  • 1 large roma tomato
  • 1 jalapeño
  • 1/3 cup diced white onion
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • fresh cilantro to taste


  1. Drain and rinse your chickpeas, then add to a medium saucepan with 1/2 tsp of baking soda. Pour in water until it's about an inch or two above the chickpeas, then set to boil on high for 20 minutes. Toss your garlic in after 10/15 minutes to soften.

  2. While the chickpeas boil away, make your pico. Dice the tomato and onion, then minced the jalapeño after removing the seeds and stem. For a spicy topping, add some of the seeds back in! Combine veggies with cilantro and salt, then set aside.

  3. Pour chickpeas and garlic into a fine mesh strainer and drain. You can pick off any skins that popped off the chickpeas if you'd like but it's totally optional!

  4. In a trusty food processor or high-powered blender, add chickpeas, lemon/lime juice, cumin, chili powder, cayenne pepper, paprika, salt, and avocado/olive oil. Blend well.

  5. Scrape down the sides as needed and add tahini and ice water. Continue blending until hummus is delightfully smooth and creamy!

  6. Feel free to add any extra tahini, oil, or ice water as needed. Next, add any extra seasoning to taste (I always dive in with a tortilla chip or a carrot to taste test) and scrape into a bowl for serving.

  7. Top hummus with Pico de Gallo, as well as a drizzle of oil and sprinkle of paprika. Dive in with your favorite dippers!

Recipe Notes

I like to boil my chickpeas with a little baking soda and garlic for an extra creamy hummus! I'm also a big fan of serving it slightly warm just after making it. There's something about warm taco hummus with cool, crisp Pico de Gallo on top... SO GOOD!

Nutrition facts below are estimated with an online nutrition calculator. Adjust as needed.

Nutrition Facts
Taco Hummus
Amount Per Serving
Calories 106 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Sodium 336mg15%
Potassium 135mg4%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 325IU7%
Vitamin C 4.7mg6%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This healthy hummus was inspired by Sabra’s Taco Inspired Hummus. Love it so!

If you get a chance to try this tasty taco hummus, let me know! You can leave me a comment here (LOVE checking those daily!) or tag @PEASandCRAYONS on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creations. I can’t wait to see what you whip up!

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  • Sharon Murphy

    Can this be made ahead of time? How long would this last in the refrigerator if I wanted to take it to work for lunch?

    • Yes absolutely Sharon! My tip would be to keep the topping and hummus separate until serving so the pico doesn’t let off too much liquid and make the hummus soggy. Just combine before serving and dig in! I like it room temp best (or slightly warm after just making it) but if you like chilled hummus totally go for it! Both the pico and the hummus will keep the same as normal leftovers, approx 4 days in the fridge in an airtight container. xoxo

  • Kameron Patrick

    5 stars
    This hummus is delicious! I did skip the boiling the chickpeas step and I left out the tahini because I’m not a fan of it but the rest of the recipe I followed and YUM!

  • Kiki

    what is the purpose of the baking soda?

    • Hi Kiki! Fun science trick: the baking soda makes the water more alkaline, which softens the chickpeas and helps them cook more quickly! This little trick with boiling and baking soda-ing the chickpeas has been a favorite of mine for a while when making super creamy hummus. Also blending a bit longer than usual helps make the hummus even more creamy. xoxo

  • Jill

    Could this be canned?

    • Hi Jill! I’ve never canned hummus before so I can’t speak from experience.

  • April Harris

    5 stars
    Really Really love these Recipes.

  • Carla Cardello

    5 stars
    Tacos + hummus = a match made in heaven! This looks great!

  • Tayler Ross

    5 stars
    I love hummus! And this flavor is perfect. Making it for the next game day!

    • Hope you adore it, Tayler! We’re totally bonkers for this stuff!

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