I am a lover of nearly all hummus, but this kimchi hummus has a very special place in my heart.
Kimchi in general has a special place in my heart. I eat it almost every week if not daily – it’s a staple in my household and, thankfully, I’m the only one that really likes to eat it.
While this isn’t the spiciest hummus you’ll ever have, I do feel like I should warn you… this is a pretty spicy hummus (and it can be made even spicier with a few simple ingredients).
Why you’ll love this kimchi hummus
A twist on your favorite hummus. Some hummus can be a bit bland and boring, but this one is anything but!
It can be used as a dip or a spread. Whether you dip your favorite veggies into this or spread your kimchi hummus on a sandwich, you’ll love it!
It’s so easy to make. All you have to do is add the ingredients to a food processor and blend – so, so simple!
To make this kimchi hummus recipe, you’ll need:
- Heyday Canning Kimchi Sesame Navy Beans – When I tell you these kimchi sesame navy beans are a pantry staple for me I mean it. They’re so delicious and can be used in so many recipes!
- Tahini – Tahini is used in almost all hummus recipes and, while you could skip it in this one, I like the flavor it brings to this kimchi hummus.
- Trader Joe’s Chili Garlic Crunch – A staple in my household. I use this in almost every recipe that calls for a bit of spice. You can use Sriracha sauce or red pepper flakes if you don’t have any – but I highly recommend picking some up on your next grocery run (or, grab it here).
- Kimchi juice – Instead of using fresh lemon juice in this hummus recipe, I use a bit of the kimchi juice from the jar. Feel free to skip it, but it does add more of a kimchi flavor to your hummus!
- Additional kimchi – For topping your kimchi hummus! You can also add some additional chopped kimchi to the food processor for added flavor!
5 simple ingredients for this very simple recipe!
If you’d like, you can use rice vinegar in place of the kimchi juice – it’ll make your kimchi hummus a little bit more mild and acidic (but is a delicious swap)! Green onion can also be added to the top of this kimchi hummus for a bit more color (and flavor).
Feel free to serve this kimchi hummus with veggies, crackers, and bread! Or, spread it onto a sandwich to up your sandwich game! However you use this kimchi hummus one thing is certain…
… you’ll love it!
How to make kimchi hummus
Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend until you’re left with a nice, smooth consistency. Then, pour your kimchi hummus into a large serving bowl.
Top with additional kimchi, sesame seeds, or some green onions and enjoy!
Note: If you don’t have a food processor, you can use a high speed blender instead.
Frequently asked questions
What exactly is kimchi?
Kimchi is an awesome Korean food staple made from fermenting cabbage and other vegetables.
Is kimchi vegan?
Not all kimchi is vegan, no!
Kimchi is typically made with fish sauce. However, there are plenty of vegan kimchi alternatives out there.
Can I store my kimchi hummus for later?
Feel free to store any leftover hummus in an airtight container for up to three days in the fridge.Print
If you’re tired of bland and boring hummus, it’s time to give kimchi hummus a try. This slightly spicy treat is sure to make you love hummus again!
- Prep Time: 5 Minutes
- Total Time: 5 Minutes
- Yield: 4 Servings 1x
- 1 can Kimchi Sesame Navy Beans
- 2 TBSP tahini
- 1 TBSP Trader Joe’s chili garlic crunch
- 1 TBSP kimchi juice
- Additional kimchi, for topping
- Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend until you’re left with a nice, smooth consistency. Then, pour your kimchi hummus into a large serving bowl.
- Top with additional kimchi, sesame seeds, or some green onions and enjoy!