Smoky Orange Hummus

Smoky Orange Hummus

Smoky Orange Hummus is one of my favorite recipes from my new cookbook Deliciously Holistic. If you like the healing foods recipes and tips I give on my blog, you have to get the book. My holistic cookbook takes all the guesswork out of getting healthy with 154 delicious, healing foods recipes and over 50 pages of useful holistic lifestyle tips to help increase your energy and immunity.


Hummus is one of my go-to healthy snacks. I also like serving hummus as a tasty appetizer at parties. This creamy hummus would be absolutely great paired with my Berry Coconut Kefir Sangria and served with lots of fresh vegetables and olives on the side.


Today’s recipe is a unique and delectable twist on a traditional hummus. The fresh citrus notes that come from the orange zest and orange juice combine with the smoked paprika to create a wonderful balance of flavors that makes this creamy dip irresistible!


Ready-made beans are one of the few canned foods that I will buy because they can be a timesaver when you’re busy. I always keep a few cans of organic garbanzo beans and black beans in my pantry so that I can use them in different recipes. I recommend that you always buy organic beans in BPA-free cans that are no salt or low salt.


Garbanzo Beans (Chickpeas)

Garbanzo beans aka chickpeas are protein-and-fiber-rich beans that are a rich source of potassium, manganese, folate, molybdenum, and iron.


Sesame Seeds

Sesame seeds are a tiny, tasty seed that is used in many cuisines around the world. I like using sesame seeds in stir-fry’s, tossing into salads, and making sesame milk for smoothies.

Sesame seeds are packed with nutrients for healing including, calcium, iron, manganese, copper, magnesium, vitamin B1, and zinc. Sesame seeds also contain a unique fiber called sesamin that is a lignan that has been shown to lower bad cholesterol and protect the body against oxidative damage from toxins and free radicals.


Sesame Tahini

Sesame tahini is a paste made from grinding up sesame seeds. It comes in black or white varieties that are made from using white sesame seeds or black sesame seeds. I used raw sesame tahini in my recipe from this company.


Important Note

If you are eating really healthy foods but still having issues with your health and chronic inflammation, you need to find out if you have sensitivities or intolerances to the foods you’re eating. The foods which we put into our body on a daily basis can either help protect against sickness, inflammation, and aging or increase it.


That’s why it’s important for everyone to make food and lifestyle choices that enhance your health. The Alcat test that we offer is a very reliable way to find out exactly what foods, food additives, medicinal herbs, functional foods, food colorings, molds, and chemicals you have sensitivities to so you can eliminate them from your life and start to heal. Feel free to contact us if you want to learn more about this fantastic test.


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Smoky Orange Hummus with Black Olives from Deliciously Holistic Cookbook 385



Smoky Orange Hummus

Vegan, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Sugar-Free

Makes around 2 cups

1 (15-ounce) can organic garbanzo beans

3 tablespoons raw sesame tahini

¼ cup fresh orange juice

1 tablespoon filtered water

½ teaspoon grated orange zest

⅓ cup O Blood orange olive oil or your favorite extra virgin olive oil

2 peeled minced garlic cloves

½ teaspoon cumin powder

¾ teaspoon unrefined sea salt

½ teaspoon smoked sweet paprika

Fresh ground black pepper to taste



1. Pour beans into a strainer and rinse thoroughly with water. Drain beans well and place in a food processor with S blade attachment or in a blender.

2. Add remaining ingredients to food processor or blender and blend until hummus is smooth and creamy. Stop processor or blender to scrape down sides if needed.

3. Taste hummus and add more seasoning if needed to taste. If hummus is too thick, add small amount of purified water 1 tablespoon at a time to get the right consistency.

4. Enjoy immediately, drizzled with olive oil, or place in covered container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.


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  1. Hi Shelley, Smoky Orange Hummus sounds like a delicious snack! I actually like to snack on fruit and when I don’t have any fresh on hand I pull out a bag of dried fruit.. I stock on this from the Amish store that I visit each month.. Thanks for the great recipe.. Chery 🙂
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  2. This looks ridiculously tasty. Thanks for the breakdown of nutrients! That’s my favorite part of learning a new recipe. 🙂
    Miachel (Spiced Curiosity) recently posted..vegan creamy turnip & spinach soup – pumped for a csaMy Profile

  3. Shelley, all of your recipes not only sound delicious, but they LOOK so appetizing!! Thank you for yet another great idea, and one which looks doable for our family even on our tight budget.

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    • Thanks Willena! I understand about working with a tight budget. Canned beans are inexpensive even when purchased organic and can be used in a wonderful variety of recipes. I hope you and your family enjoy the recipe.
      Shelley Alexander recently posted..Smoky Orange HummusMy Profile

  4. hey i cant wait making this recipes …i am loving this <3 😛
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  5. Shelley,
    your recipes always make me hungry.. I should quit reading at 10:30pm since I know it is not good to eat late haha 🙂

    This recipe remind me of the first time I discovered Hummus (probably before you where born, back in 1974 haha 🙂 What reminded me most was that I had no idea the Hummus I ordered in a Indian style restaurant was made from Garbanzo Beans (Chickpeas).. ok smile 🙂 I did not find out till after 20 add years…

    Love Hummus, I now make my own most times but I also buy them already made at the health food store. I printed your recipe here and soon will get all the ingredients to make one as you suggested.. and will look forward to enjoy it very much… will think of you when I eat haha 🙂

    Thanks so much for yoru contribution to great healthy living.
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  6. Hi Shelley,
    this recipe reminds me of when I used to make hummus a lot.
    I used lemon juice and zest.
    It is interesting that sesame seeds contain a fibre that lowers cholestrol.
    Does it matter if they are hulled or not.
    Coconut oil apparently is beneficial for cholestrol balance too.

    Thank you so much for sharing this!
    To enjoyable eating!
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  7. I love hummus, I tasted it various times when I was in Israel and could not stop eating it Shelley;)
    I always feel guilty when I eat it and now that I have reached my weight goal I’d be happy to try
    your recipe!
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  8. I literally get 10 cups (that’s 3 pounds, plus) of garbanzo beans, soak them overnight, cook them , and then make one gigantic batch of homemade hummus.
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  9. Shelley, I recently found your blog/website and love it!! Thank you for all of your wonderful tips, education, and recipes. I was wondering what else I could use as a replacement for Sesame Tahini (I am allergic to sesame seeds)? Thanks again and have a wonderful day!

  10. Hummus is a creamy puree of chickpeas and tahini (sesame seed paste). It can be served as a bean dip, served with pita, or an assortment of fresh vegetables. Most recipes call for tahini, which can be rather expensive. So we skipped the middle man and use raw, hulled sesame seeds. It tastes the same, if not better!
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