Addicting Paleo Cashew Hummus (Paleo, low carb)

Absolutely addicting hummus can be made with cashews for those avoiding garbonzo beans.
Course Dip
Cuisine dairy free, Gluten Free, Paleo
Keyword cashew hummus, keto hummus recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 12 servings (1/4 cup each)
Calories 269 kcal
Author Cara Comini


  • 4 cups whole cashews or 3 cups pieces unsalted
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • 2 small garlic cloves
  • ¼ cup sesame tahini
  • 1 teaspoon Celtic sea salt
  • 1 cup filtered water or olive oil or a combination of both


  1. Cover cashews with filtered water and soak 4 hours, or overnight to soften.
  2. Place all ingredients except the water/oil in a food processor.
  3. Pulse, adding water or oil ¼ cup at a time until it reaches the thick, fluffy consistency of hummus. Use more or less water as necessary.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition facts use water instead of olive oil. 

Keto: This comes in at 13 net carbs per 1/4 cup, so it will be up to you how it fits into your macros. 

Nutrition Facts
Addicting Paleo Cashew Hummus (Paleo, low carb)
Amount Per Serving (1 serving of 1/4 cup)
Calories 269 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Sodium 200mg8%
Potassium 317mg9%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin C 4.4mg5%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 3.1mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.