Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"A thriving household depends on the use of seasonal produce and the application of common sense." -Olivier de Serres, French agronomist

The refrigerator light goes on...

I have had a lot of variations of hummus in the last few years but this one, inspired by a version I tasted recently, is one of the best non-traditional versions.

The porcini mushrooms give this an amazing umami flavor balanced by the garlic, olive oil and lemon juice. This is the place to use your best extra virgin olive oil to bring an even richer fruity flavor to the recipe.


Porcini Hummus

Servings: 8 | Serving size: 1/4 cup

Cooking time: 30 minutes (does not include chilling time)

This recipe can easily be multiplied and makes great leftovers. The hummus keeps well in the refrigerator for 4 - 5 days if tightly covered.

1 oz. dried Porcini mushrooms
1 cup boiling water
2 cloves garlic (minced)
1/2 lemon (juiced)
2 - 15 oz. cans no salt added white beans (drained and rinsed)
2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp. salt
to taste fresh ground black pepper

Porcini Hummus, an easy healthy hummus recipe from Dr. Gourmet

Place the dried mushrooms in a small bowl and pour the boiling water over them. Allow to steep for at least 15 minutes.

Drain the mushrooms and retain the liquid from the mushrooms.

Place the garlic, lemon juice, and half of the beans in a food processor and process for about 30 seconds or until blended.

Add the rest of the beans, the reconstituted mushrooms, olive oil, salt, pepper, and 8 Tablespoons of the mushroom water to the mixture and process until it's your desired texture.

Chill before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1/4 cup

Servings: 8

Amount Per Serving

Calories 138 Calories from Fat 32
% Daily Value
Total Fat 3.5g 5%
    Saturated Fat 0.5g 3%
    Monounsaturated Fat 2.5g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 152mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 19g 6%
    Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
    Sugars 0g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 6% Iron 15%
Vitamin K 4mcg Potassium 384mg