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Chicken or Turkey Hummus

chicken hummus

Hummus is a staple appetizer and spread. The addition of extra protein in the form of chicken or turkey makes this hummus a more substantial dish that can be eaten as a snack or light lunch. 

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  • 4Servings


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (evoo), plus more for garnish
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 pounds ground chicken or turkey
  • 2 tablespoons turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons cumin
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Hummus, for serving
  • Garnish: Paprika and fresh cilantro leaves


1. Heat extra virgin olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. 

2. Add onions and sauté 3 to 5 minutes, or until translucent. 

3. Add chicken or turkey and break up into small pieces with a wooden spoon. 

4. Add turmeric and cumin;  cook until chicken is browned and cooked through. Season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.

5. To serve, spread hummus to the edges of a large plate using the back of a spoon; drizzle with evoo. 

6. Pile chicken or turkey in the center. Garnish with light dusting of paprika and some fresh cilantro leaves.