Miso Hummus

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Miso Hummus

This Miso Hummus is so flavorful, gives your tastebuds a new creamy experience. The perfect dish for the person who loves a little bit of everything. Miso Hummus is not just a delicious twist on an old favorite, but it also brings together so many different flavors and textures.  The miso gives this hummus a rich flavor that you can’t quite put your finger on, and the ingredients added on top give it a bit of crunch.

Miso Hummus is perfect for parties or gatherings because it’s something different that everyone can enjoy. Plus, it’s easy to make! The ingredients are also simple and affordable. The best part is it doesn’t take more than 7-8 minutes to prepare!

Miso originated in China around 600 AD. It was one of China’s most popular dips and appetizers. However, it wasn’t until the 90s that Miso began to gain popularity in the United States and the western world. Give this unique oil-free hummus recipe, made with miso, ginger, and tahini a try and you’ll see why it’s become so popular!

Miso is fermented soybeans that are packed with probiotics which are essential for enhancing healthy gut flora.

Miso is also popular in Japanese cuisine to impart a savory flavor to soups, stews, dips, marinades, sauces, and dressings. 

To make miso, soybeans are cultured using a mold called koji (aspergillus Oryzae).  Koji is also used to innoculate soybeans in soy sauce production.  If you have allergies to soy, you can purchase chickpea miso, brown rice, or barley miso. Most miso is made from soybeans, koji, and salt 

Miso paste comes in a variety of flavors and colors, depending on the ingredients and how long the fermentation period lasted. Lighter color miso is usually milder and sweeter in flavors, they tend to be fermented for a shorter time.

Darker miso has a stronger flavor which is more suitable for stews.

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Health Benefits Of Miso

Miso is recognized as a superfood, it contains many minerals and vitamins, including folic acid, Vitamin B, E, and K. As previously mentioned miso contains lots of good bacteria which are beneficial for a healthy gut microbiome. 

miso hummus ingredients on a wooden cutting board

Ingredients For Miso Hummus

You will be blown away by this flavorful miso hummus recipe, the combination of chickpea, tahini, ginger, and garlic is the perfect flavor bomb. 

  • Chickpeas beans -reserve 1/2 cup of the liquid
  • Lemon juice – gives a slightly tart flavor to your hummus. 
  • White miso – has a milder sweet flavor, you can find miso at Asian supermarkets, health food stores, and most major supermarkets.
  • Tahini paste – a vital ingredient for traditional hummus, tahini is made from ground sesame seeds. You can make your own or use store-bought. 
  • Bragg’s liquid aminos – you can substitute with soy sauce or tamari. 
  • Date – gives a sweet flavor that balances out the umami flavor from the miso and tahini paste.
  • Garlic – add an extra clove of garlic if you are a garlic lover.
  • Ginger – gives an amazing flavor to the hummus, I love to use fresh ginger
  • Cayenne pepper – add a mild spicy kick, but you can omit it. 

 How To Make Miso Hummus

  1. Reserve 1/2 cup liquid from the can of garbanzo beans
  2. In a food processor, combine the lemon juice, white miso, tahini paste, Bragg’s liquid amino, date, garlic, ginger, and cayenne pepper. Blend until smooth.
  3. Add in the reserved garbanzo bean liquid until desired consistency is reached. Blend for an additional 5-10 seconds.
  4. Serve with your favorite dipping items or spread on a sandwich! Enjoy!
  5. To use as a salad dressing, add extra water and process to your desired consistency.

Nutrition: The nutrition facts for the recipe

  • Calories: 56 cal
  • Carbohydrates: 7 g
  • Protein: 2.2 g
  • Fat: 2.8g
  • Saturated fat: 0.2g
  • Sodium: 205 mg
  • Potassium: 56 mg
  • Fiber: 1.5 g
  • Sugar: 0.2g, 
  • Vitamin a: 12 mg
  • Vitamin c: 0.4 mg
  • Calcium: 12 mg
  • Iron: 0.5 mg

How to store: The best way to store Miso Hummus

This recipe can be stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5-7 days. Hummus also freezes well. Simply place it in an airtight container and freeze for 2-3 months. When you’re ready to eat it, let it thaw overnight in the refrigerator or microwave it for a quick thaw. Miso Hummus is ideal for a quick and easy snack or meal!

What to serve with Miso Hummus?

There are endless possibilities when it comes to what you can serve with Miso Hummus. It is lightweight and pairs well with a variety of items, here are some suggestions to get you started

  1. Pita bread

If you are looking for a classic dipping item to go with your hummus, look no further than pita bread. Cut the pita into triangles or slice it in half and enjoy a delicious smear of hummus. It tastes great with both sweet and savory flavors.

  1. Veggies

Raw or cooked, veggies are a great way to enjoy your hummus. Try dipping carrots, celery, cucumbers, or bell peppers into your miso hummus for a crunchy and satisfying snack. You can also roast some broccoli or Brussels sprouts and top them with a dollop of hummus for a tasty side dish.

  1. Homemade chips

Making your chips is easier than you think and they make the perfect vessel for scooping up some delicious hummus. Slice some potatoes, sweet potatoes, or zucchini very thin and lay them out on a baking sheet. The crunchiness of the chip will perfectly complement the creaminess of the hummus.

  1. Pita pockets

Another great way to enjoy your Miso Hummus is by stuffing it into a pita pocket. Add in some grilled veggies, chicken, or salmon and you have yourself a complete and healthy meal. The possibilities are endless! Give this recipe a try and experience the deliciousness of Miso Hummus for yourself.

Top tips for cooking Miso Hummus

Here are some of the tips and tricks that you can use to prepare the perfect batch of Miso Hummus every time

  1. Use fresh ingredients

Whenever possible, use fresh ingredients in your hummus recipes as they will give you the best flavor and texture. If you don’t have access to fresh lemons or ginger, try using dried versions instead. Also, the recipe will last longer if you use fresh ingredients.

  1. Try using a food processor

A food processor is the perfect kitchen tool for making hummus. It will help to create a smooth and creamy texture. Food processors are known for their chopping and blending capabilities, so they are the ideal appliance for this type of recipe.

  1. Add salt slowly

When adding salt to your hummus, add it slowly. You can always add more, but it’s harder to take salt away. Start with 1/2 teaspoon and then taste the hummus. If it needs more salt, add it in increments of 1/4 teaspoon until you reach the desired level of saltiness.

  1. Use garbanzo bean liquid

If you want your hummus to be extra creamy, use the garbanzo bean liquid. This is the liquid that is left over after you rinse and drain the beans. It’s a great way to add some extra flavor and creaminess to your hummus. In addition, it will also help to thicken the hummus.

  1. Don’t forget the garlic

Garlic is a must-have in any hummus recipe. It gives the hummus a delicious flavor and aroma. Start by adding one clove of garlic and then taste it, in case you want more garlic flavor, add another clove. Remember, you can always add more, but it’s hard to take away.

  1. Omit the tahini if desired

Tahini is a popular ingredient in hummus, but it’s not mandatory. If you don’t have any tahini on hand or you don’t like the taste, you can omit it from the recipe without any negative consequences and the hummus will still be creamy and delicious.

  1. Experiment with different flavors

The great thing about hummus is that it’s a very versatile dish. You can experiment with different flavors by adding different ingredients. Some of our favorite additions are roasted red pepper, sun-dried tomato, and jalapeno. Get creative and add in your favorite flavors to take your hummus to the next level.


  1. What is miso paste?

Miso paste is a condiment made from fermented soybeans, rice, or barley(which contains gluten). It has a salty and umami flavor that is perfect for adding to dips and spreads like hummus.

  1. What type of miso should I use for hummus?

Any type of miso can be used for hummus, but we recommend using a light or mellow miso. This will give the hummus a delicate flavor that won’t overpower the other ingredients.

  1. Is Miso Hummus healthy?

Yes, Miso Hummus is a healthy and nutritious snack. It is high in fiber, protein, essential vitamins, and minerals and it is also low in calories and fat. So, if you’re looking for a healthy snack that will fill you up, look no further than Miso Hummus.

  1. Can I make Miso Hummus without a food processor?

Yes, you can make Miso Hummus without a food processor. However, it will be harder to achieve a smooth and creamy texture. You can use a blender or an immersion blender to get the desired consistency.

  1. How long will Miso Hummus last?

Miso Hummus will last in the fridge for about 5-7 days. However, it is best if eaten within 3 days to ensure that it is fresh and flavorful.

  1. What to serve with Miso Hummus?

Miso Hummus is a great appetizer or snack. It can be served with pita bread, tortilla chips, or vegetables for dipping. You can also experiment with different toppings, such as roasted nuts or seeds, fresh herbs, or olive oil.

Final thoughts

So there you have it! Our delicious and easy Miso Hummus recipe. Miso Hummus is a versatile dish, so make sure to experiment with different flavors and ingredients. This recipe is ideal for parties or gatherings, and it can be easily made in a large batch. So, give this recipe a try and enjoy the creaminess of Miso Hummus. Happy cooking!

Other Hummus Recipes 

  1. Black-Eyed Peas Hummus
  2. Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
  3. Best Homemade Hummus
  4. Butter Bean Lemon Hummus
  5. Black Bean Hummus
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(Per serving)
  • Energy: 56 kcal / 234 kJ
  • Fat: 2.8 g
  • Protein: 2.2 g
  • Carbs: 7 g

Cook Time

  • Preparation: 10 min
  • Ready in: 10 min
  • For: 8 Servings



  1. Reserve 1/2 cup liquid from the can of garbanzo beans
  2. In a food processor, combine the lemon juice, white miso, tahini paste, Bragg’s liquid amino, date, garlic, ginger, and cayenne pepper. Blend until smooth.
  3. Add in the reserved garbanzo bean liquid until desired consistency is reached. Blend for an additional 5-10 seconds.
  4. Serve with your favorite dipping items or spread on a sandwich! Enjoy!
  5. To use as a salad dressing, add extra water and process to your desired consistency.
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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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  1. Angelique
    April 6, 2022

    Miso hummus is looking good Will try it tomorrow