Hummus Layer Dip, Vegan and Gluten-Free

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hummus layer dip vegan gluten free best recipe

Hummus Layer Dip, lemon scented hummus loaded with fresh veggies.   A healthy addition to any Super Bowl party!

When you think about Super Bowl, healthy food doesn’t usually come to mind.  Wings, sliders, mini-hot dogs, spinach artichoke dip and cheese fries…diet disaster!  Try keeping it on the lighter side this year by including a few appetizers that are both delicious and guilt free!

I know this recipe isn’t all that original, but it is a tried and true crowd pleaser!  I made this recipe from Allrecipes.com before and it was loved by all.  This time around, I upped the veggie content by adding romaine lettuce and roasted red peppers.

 For a gluten-free alternative, serve with sliced cucumbers!

Update:  A reader suggested to add another layer of hummus to hold the dip together better and I totally agree with her!  And, while it sure does look pretty layered in a trifle bowl, it’s a little hard to scoop out with a chip.  Provide a serving spoon along side or arrange dip in a long, shallow cooking dish.

hummus layer dip vegan gluten free best recipe

Hummus Layer Dip

The best recipe for Hummus Layer Dip
Course Breakfast, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 183kcal
Cost $


  • 4 oz vegan cream cheese or your favorite brand of cream cheese
  • 10 oz tub of hummus or homemade hummus
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon dried Italian seasonings
  • 1 small head romaine lettuce shredded
  • 1 cup tomatoes chopped
  • 1 cucumber diced
  • ½ cup olives sliced
  • ¼ cup roasted red peppers diced
  • 4 scallions chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds optional
  • Option: Add an additional layer of hummus to create a “glue ” which will hold the dip together better! If you do, blend 8 oz. of vegan cream cheese, two 10 oz tubs of hummus, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of Italian seasonings.
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  • Add vegan cream cheese, hummus, lemon juice and Italian seasonings to a food processor and pulse until well combined. Spread on bottom of a glass trifle bowl or deep pie plate.
  • Layer with remaining ingredients, add sesame seeds as a garnish.
  • Serve with pita chips and cucumbers slices.
  • Enjoy 🙂


Helpful Hint:  Don’t show up to a party hungry!  This will only lead to over-eating and making unhealthy choices!  Instead, eat a protein packed, veggie filled meal before you arrive.  The fiber and protein will help to keep you full all evening long! When at a party, munch on healthier choices such as veggie sticks, cut fruit, whole grain crackers and hummus.  Choose the items you want to indulge in and keep portion sizes to a minimum…think appetizer plate size, not supersize portions. Bring a healthy dish with you so you know there will be something available for you to fill up on.  Also, stay hydrated!  Dehydration often masks itself as hunger.  Remember to drink water or sparkling water in between alcoholic beverages.


Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 514mg | Potassium: 321mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1045IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 2mg
Cristina C. RD LDN

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