Hummus-Style Dip

  • 3MINS
  • Serves 2
  • 177KCAL

This Hummus-Style Dip is great to have as a slimming-friendly snack – it's perfect when calorie counting or following a diet plan like Weight Watchers.

  • Batch Cook
  • Dairy Free
  • Everyday Light
Easy Peasy Hummus-Style Dip

NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories177
  • Carbs32g
  • Protein11g
  • Fat2g
  • Saturates0.01g
  • Sugars2g

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This Hummus-Style Dip is great to have on hand as a slimming friendly snack and is perfect when counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.

We’ve used butterbeans in our Hummus-Style Dip recipe as they have a really smooth consistency, but you could always use chickpeas or even a combination of both!

If you wanted to add a little extra kick to your Hummus-Style Dip then you could also add some chilli powder or hot sauce. Or why not try adding a squeeze of lemon juice for a vibrant, citrus flavour?

This Hummus-Style Dip is fantastic when served as a dip for a snack, at a barbecue or even a party. You could also use it as a sandwich filler or as a topping on toast – it’s super versatile!

What diets is this Hummus-Style Dip suitable for?

This Hummus-Style Dip recipe is suitable for gluten free and vegetarian diets.

It can be made dairy free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for dairy free versions;

  • Quark

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

Do you need any special ingredients to make this Hummus-Style Dip recipe?

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The main thing that you’ll need to make this Hummus-Style Dip recipe is a good blender/food processor.

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How many calories are in this Hummus-Style Dip recipe?

There are 177 calories per portion in this Hummus-Style Dip recipe, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

This Hummus-Style Dip is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Place all the ingredients into your blender/food processor and pulse until it reaches your desired consistency. If the mix seems a bit dry you can add a little water.

Step 1

Step 2

You might want to add more seasoning depending on how you like it!

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What could I serve with this Hummus-Style Dip?

Our Hummus-Style Dip works really well when served as a dip with any of the following:

  • Carrot and cucumber sticks
  • Sliced peppers
  • Pitta bread

It’s also fantastic when served as part of a buffet alongside the following dishes:

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How do you know when this Hummus-Style Dip is ready?

You’ll need to blitz all of the ingredients for this together until it reaches your desired consistency. If needed add more water at this point.

How long can you keep Hummus-Style Dip in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you want to keep any leftovers, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Hummus-Style Dip in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze this Hummus-Style Dip?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
  • Defrost thoroughly before serving.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

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Hummus-Style Dip

This Hummus-Style Dip is great to have as a slimming-friendly snack – it’s perfect when calorie counting or following a diet plan like Weight Watchers.
  • Prep Time
    3 MINS
  • KCals 177
  • Carbs 32G


  • 1 400g tin butter beans drained - you can use chickpeas if you prefer
  • 3 tbsp quark
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 spring onion
  • salt, to taste

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  1. Place all the ingredients into your blender/food processor and pulse until it reaches your desired consistency. If the mix seems a bit dry you can add a little water.
  2. You might want to add more seasoning depending on how you like it!

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See what others have to say

Pamela GrahamThursday 6th August 2020

This is good basic recipe however I find it needs lots of additional seasoning and tweaking to taste. I add extra garlic, onion granules and quite a bit of salt and pepper. Then I add lemon juice and coriander, ground coriander if I have it, leaf if not. Actually fresh corinader might be even better.


    LisaFriday 7th August 2020

    Thanks for letting us know how you adapt this recipe!


KFriday 28th February 2020

I used fat free natural yogurt instead of quark which works really well. However, it was much too salty using the quantities recommended. Think I’ll try and halve it next time. May just be me as I’m not a big fan of salt!!


    Sharon FitzpatrickTuesday 19th May 2020

    Hi K, thanks for your comment and we were interested to hear you used fat free natural yogurt instead.Thanks for telling us that you found this too salty, we have amended the recipe accordingly. Thanks for taking the time to let us know.


Heather MaySaturday 23rd March 2019

Does anyone know if you have to cook the chickpeas or beans first? (Don’t want to give myself a dodgy tummy) x


    LisaMonday 8th April 2019

    Hi, Heather
    Tinned chickpeas and beans are already cooked, so just drain and give them a rinse, and you are good to go!
    Hope this helps.


    RebeccaSunday 28th April 2019

    I couldn’t eat this it tasted awful for me, all I could taste is quark. Any other alternatives please?


      CateMonday 3rd June 2019

      You can use fat free natural yogurt or fromage frais in place of the quark 🙂

GillMonday 21st January 2019

Have you tried this with lemon and coriander ?


DaniSunday 6th May 2018

How long will it keep in the fridge?


Patricia hemingwayMonday 15th January 2018

It was very easy and tasty


    Marie DimondSaturday 23rd March 2019

    What blender do you have? The one in the images above.


      CateMonday 8th April 2019

      In the pictures we have used a Thermomix TM5 – it’s not really a blender but it has a blending function! Hope that helps 🙂

KateSaturday 25th March 2017

Hi Eileen
Maybe ask your consultant if you’re confused. It can be a lot to take in at first


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