Roasted Fennel Hummus

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A unique hummus recipe using roasted fennel, surprise your guests this holiday with this tasty hummus recipe!

Roasted Fennel Hummus

Roasted Fennel Hummus is my new favorite hummus recipe. I’m not exaggerating but I make hummus at least 4 times a week. That’s how much we love hummus in our home, it’s our go-to spread or dip. I have used it in wraps, pizza, stews, sandwiches, pasta, bagel etc. It is not only easy to prepare but the flavors are limitless.

Fennel for Roasted Fennel Hummus

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What is Fennel?

Fennel is a vegetable with a bulbous base, it has a fronded top that looks similar to dill. It has a slightly sweet flavor with a mild anise or licorice flavor,  it is crunchy and great for salads. I decided to let the anise flavor shine in this recipe so I left out cumin which would overpower the flavor.

Roasted Fennel Hummus

How To Make Roasted Fennel Hummus

To make Roasted Fennel Hummus, cut off fronds off fennel and reserve for garnish or homemade veggie broth. Cut fennel in quarters and roast in preheated oven for 30 minutes.

In a food processor add chickpeas, olive oil, water, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, and salt. Process until smooth. Add roasted fennel and salt, continue to puree until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and serve with chips or veggies.

Roasted Fennel Hummus

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110 kcal / 460 kJ
8 g
2 g
7 g
Per portion

Cooking Time

12 Servings



  1. Preheat oven 400°F. Chop fennel into quarters and roast on a parchment lined baking sheet for 30 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
  2. In a food processor add chickpeas, olive oil, water, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, and salt. Process until smooth.
  3. Add roasted fennel and salt, continue to puree until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and serve with chips or veggies.

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. Sharon
    September 1, 2018

    Oh this is so delicious, I had a fennel in my refrigerator and I was wondering what to make with it and I stumbled across your recipe and I’m so happy I did.

  2. Cailin
    March 1, 2016

    This is the best hummus I’ve ever had! The fennel was subtle, not overpowering and so delicious! If there were a perfect blend of traditional hummus and baba ganoush – it would be this! Even though the latter I know uses roasted eggplant, the roasted fennel I thought gave it that same awesome lightly smoky flavor. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe and I will definitley be trying out some of your other hummus recipes since I liked this one SO much! I will have a hard time ever going back to traditional hummus after this!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      March 2, 2016

      Wow Cailin, thanks for your comment. I really thought the same as you about it being a lightly smoky flavor. It being a blend of hummus and baba ganoush is right on point as well. I’m really happy you enjoyed it!

  3. Abeer
    November 2, 2015

    What a cool spin on classic hummus and you photographed it beautifully!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      November 2, 2015

      Thanks a lot :)

  4. Evi
    November 1, 2015

    Huge hummus fan! I also make it several times a week. I’ve never had fennel with my hummus so I’d be interested in giving this recipe a try.

    • Aisha
      November 2, 2016

      I no longer use mayo or salad dressings on sandwiches. Hummus is the way to go. I’ll try the fennel.

      • Michelle Blackwood
        November 2, 2016

        Awesome, hummus is also my favorite sandwich spread.

      • Michelle Blackwood
        November 2, 2016

        Way to go Aisha, hope you get to try my recipe!

  5. Boastful Food
    November 1, 2015

    Fennel and hummus, that’s just genius! Love all your hummus combos. Beautiful pic, too!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      November 2, 2015

      Thanks a lot

  6. Mary @ StrawmarySmith
    November 1, 2015

    This is so creative and it’s perfect for winter! Pinning for later :)

    • Michelle Blackwood
      November 2, 2015

      It is Mary, thanks :)

  7. Chocolate mama loves vanilla
    October 31, 2015

    This reminds me of when I was younger, and the first time I ever used garlic was in a hummus! I didn’t know the difference between a bulb and a clove (YIKES) Needless to say I used a bulb of garlic for my hummus and boy oh boy was that intense! LOL Your recipe looks absolutely delicious and your finished pictures make me want to try your recipe soon! Thank you for sharing :-D

    • Michelle Blackwood
      November 2, 2015

      Oh my, you have me dying here with laughter. So sorry, I understand your pain. I can’t even use more than 2 cloves of garlic in my hummus recipe and my mouth is on fire. I have to roast the bulb inorder to use more. Growing pains!

  8. priya
    October 30, 2015

    This looks so delicious! Such a healthy recipe, definitely worth trying at home! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Shann Eva
    October 30, 2015

    Yum! Sounds delicious. I’ve always wondered what to make with fennel. Thanks for the great recipe.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      October 31, 2015

      You are welcome Shann!

  10. DT
    October 30, 2015

    Looks great!!! I tried the Black bean hummus and just love it. Gonna try this one too :)
    — DT | Here I Scribble

    • Michelle Blackwood
      October 31, 2015

      Awesome, if you love fennel you will enjoy this recipe!

  11. Rachel @ Simple Seasonal
    October 30, 2015

    What a wonderful sounding hummus! I’ve really been craving fennel lately, and this would really do the trick!

  12. Sara- The Organic Dietitian
    October 30, 2015

    Can never have too many hummus recipes!

  13. Jenn
    October 30, 2015

    I love this creative take on hummus! Sounds so fresh!

  14. LydiaF
    October 30, 2015

    Now here’s a hummus flavor that you’re unlikely to find in the store. I love all the ingredients so I’m sure I’d like the hummus. Great idea!

  15. Adriana
    October 30, 2015

    im just like you, i can eat this stuff all day long but i would have never thought to use fennel! thank you for the great recie and idea! x

  16. Christine | Vermilion Roots
    October 29, 2015

    Fennel is one of my favorite vegetables. I’ve never thought to use it to make hummus. I love hummus, and eat it almost every day. Thanks for this great idea.

  17. Immaculate
    October 29, 2015

    Healthy and Delicious always open to trying out different flavors with hummus, this looks like a Winner.