Garlic Basil Nut Hummus (Paleo, Whole30 + Keto)

A Paleo friendly version of a favorite snack, made with cashews and macadamia nuts. 

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 7 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 256 kcal
Author Justin + Erica Winn | Real Simple Good


  • 1 cup roasted macadamia nuts
  • 1 cup roasted cashews
  • 1 lemon, juice of
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 20 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt (omit if nuts are salted)
  • 1/3 cup water

Optional ingredients:


  1. Place nuts, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, basil, smoked paprika and sea salt (if needed) in a food processor and pulse to break up the nuts. Add optional roasted pepper as well if you're using them. 

  2. Add about 1/3 cup water and process again until smooth. Use a spatula to scrape the sides and get all the little nut bits processed. Add more water if the mixture is too thick. 

  3. Taste for seasoning and add more lemon juice or sea salt if desired. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to a week. Use as a dip for fresh veggies and veggie and/or plantains chips. 

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Recipe Notes

Nutrition facts are an estimate provided for those following a Ketogenic or low-carb diet. See our full nutrition information disclosure here. 

Nutrition Facts
Garlic Basil Nut Hummus (Paleo, Whole30 + Keto)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 256 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Protein 4g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.