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Almond Pulp Hummus

If you’ve ever made homemade almond milk, but aren’t quite sure what to do with the pulp, this recipe is for you. This easy hummus is made without beans, and is properly combined for better digestion.

Almond pulp hummus recipe

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It comes from my first cookbook, Everyday Detox, and tastes remarkably like the “real thing.” I love making it in my blender, immediately after making a batch of homemade almond milk, so I only have to clean my blender once after making both recipes.

How to Make Almond Pulp

To make almond pulp, you first need to make a batch of homemade almond milk. The ratio I use is 4 cups water to 1 cup of almonds, but you can use less water for a creamier milk, if you like.


how to make almond pulp

Once you’ve strained the milk through a nut milk bag, what you have leftover is the almond pulp. To make this hummus, you simply add the wet almond pulp back to the blender, add in the rest of the hummus ingredients, and blend again!

almond pulp hummus in blender

It really couldn’t be easier. Serve this hummus with sliced veggies and enjoy it as a healthy snack all week long.

hummus and veggies on marble

5 from 4 votes
Almond pulp hummus recipe
Almond Pulp Hummus
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins

NUT/SEED/DRIED FRUIT  |  Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Soy-free, Egg-free, Sugar-free

This healthy hummus is made from almond pulp, leftover from making almond milk. It's made with no beans, for a dip that's easier to digest.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: almond pulp, dip, hummus, tahini
Servings: 8
Calories: 193 kcal
  • 1/2 cup raw tahini
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 scant cup wet almond pulp (leftover from making 1 batch of almond milk; see below)
  • 1/4 cup water
  1. Combine the tahini, lemon juice, cumin, garlic, salt, and olive oil in a high speed blender and blend until smooth.

  2. Add the almond pulp and water, then blend again until very smooth. For best flavor, place the hummus in the refrigerator for 2 hours before serving.

  3. Store in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Note: A high speed blender is best for breaking down the gritty texture of the almond pulp, but a food processor can also be used to prepare this hummus.

Almond Milk Recipe: For the recipe I use, click here.

Calories: 193, Fat: 18g, Carbohydrates: 5g, Fiber: 1g, Protein: 4g

Recipe Notes:

  • If you don’t have almond pulp, try this Zucchini Hummus recipe instead, for another bean-free option.
  • I prefer the mild flavor of raw tahini, but any tahini should work for this recipe. As always, adjust the flavoring to your taste!

More Almond Pulp Recipes:

Reader Feedback: Do you use your leftover almond pulp for anything else? Please share in the comments below!

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Modern Gentlewoman

Ha! This is a great idea! I always wonder what to do with the leftover pulp and end up dehydrating it, but this is much easier. Will try.


Woah! I was shocked after testing this recipe! It’s so delicious I almost like it more than hummus made with chickpeas!!! I’m so happy that now every week that I make fresh almond milk I’ll have fresh hummus as well! Thank you for such an awesome recipe


Hey Megan! I have tried many of your recipes and have loved them all!! Thank you for all the great recipes and posts!I am about to make this recipe now and was looking at the nutritional info. I know you aren’t big on tracking calories and such, and while I don’t track calories, I do track macros. When figuring the calories based on the macros, I can’t get them to add up. Are the calories and macros correct or am I not figuring correctly? Thanks in advance!


Brilliant! Looking forward to trying this. Thanks for another fabulous recipe.


Just made this and I am so pleasantly surprised! I hate wasting and so far, this is the best use for almond pulp I can think of. Thanks for an amazing recipe:)


Wow great taste to eat this recipe Actually really love it to eat

Anastacia Shaw

This recipe sounds wonderful!!.
Do you think it would work with coconut pump after making coconut milk?

    Megan Gilmore

    No, only because there’s not nearly as much pulp leftover from making coconut milk in my experience. You’d have to save several batches worth, and then you’d probably have a coconut flavor to your hummus.

Hummus lover

Do you realize that you have made almond pate and not hummus. Hummus is the Hebrew word for chickpea, so hummus sans hummus is just not hummus.


I make almond milk all the time and always feel so badly about throwing away the pulp. I made this today (with a few modifications just because I didn’t have all the ingredients), and it is fantastic. I will definitely be whipping this up with most of my almond milk batches. 🙂 Thank you again Megan for such wonderful recipes!

For anyone wondering, apple cider vinegar works if you don’t have lemon or lime juice, and I didn’t have tahini so I blended in some greens (swiss chard) and added some extra olive oil.

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