Party Hummus Bites GF/CF/SF/DF/EF

hummusBitesHummus bites are great vegan and allergy-friendly appetizers. They’re free of gluten, corn, dairy and eggs. It’s also completely sugar-free. Now you have something to give those troublesome guests (like me) that you never know what to feed. LOL.

Panelle is an Italian chickpea fritter made using chickpea flour and parmesan cheese. I found a recipe online not long after my allergy diagnosis. Just a glance at the ingredients and I just knew it was begging to be turned into a pan-fried hummus appetizer!

I held off on giving you this recipe until I posted the mayonnaise recipe last week. While the bites are excellent just with a squeeze of lemon, they’re awesome with the mayonnaise sauce below!

hummusBitSauceOptional dipping sauce: mayonnaise with a couple of squirts of liquid aminos (or soy sauce). The liquid animos is very salty, so go easy and taste before you serve.


The recipe is very forgiving within certain guidelines.

  • You can play with the lemon juice amount as long as you keep the total liquid to 1 1/2 cups. I like the tartness, so I went pretty heavy.
  • Add as much or as little garlic as you like.
  • Going above one tablespoon of tahini dulls the other flavors. It will also make the hummus bites very dense. It kinda reminded me of having peanut butter stuck on the roof of my mouth. (No thanks.) My tahini was pretty thick. If you’re is more runny, you may have a different experience.

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Hummus Bites GF/CF/SF/DF/EF
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A quirky twist on Panelle, an Italian chickpea fritter
Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 36
  • 1¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 120g (1 cup) chickpea flour
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Frying oil: organic olive oil, organic safflower oil or any high temp oil
  1. Lightly oil an 9- by 4-inch pan and line with parchment paper or foil.
  2. Whisk together all the ingredients except the frying oil in a heavy saucepan until smooth, then cook over moderate heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon (to prevent lumps from forming), until very thick and mixture pulls away from side of pan, 15 minutes.
  3. Transfer mixture to loaf pan, smoothing top. Cool, uncovered, then chill covered with plastic wrap, until firm, 2-3 hours. Cut block in to 1" cubes. (The cubes can keep in the refrigerator for a few days.)
  4. When you're ready to serve, heat oil in a deep 10-inch heavy skillet set to mid-high heat, then fry the cubes in batches. Carefully turn the cubes occasionally with tongs, until golden and transfer to paper towels to drain. Keep warm on a baking sheet in oven while frying remaining batches.
  5. Serve immediately with a squeeze of lemon.
These should be fried right before eating. They do not store well once fried.

The cubes can be frozen after cutting but before frying. There may be a slight texture change.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 20.7 Fat: 1.1g Saturated fat: .1g Unsaturated fat: .7g Trans fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 2.2g Sugar: .4g Sodium: 2.5mg Fiber: .6g Protein: .7g Cholesterol: 0mg


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50 Responses to Party Hummus Bites GF/CF/SF/DF/EF

  1. These look so good, another flour to buy, I have so many I have to clean out a cabinet to make room for the ones I just bought. Oh well if it means we are healthier so be it, hope you will share this on Real Food Fridays. It’s funny how I go to other parties and seem to always click on a link to a blogger I am already familiar with, found your post on the Week-end reTreat.

    • jkhudson says:

      Thank you! I’ve only been at this for about three months. You have no idea how exciting it is to me that someone is “familiar” with my site. 🙂

  2. Carie Spence says:

    Pinning these to try. Yum! Love that they are dairy free!

  3. LydiaF says:

    I love using besan flour. It’s great as an egg replacer. Thanks for linking up to Real Food Fridays.

    • LydiaF says:

      BTW in France they call these Panisses. And we had something in Pisa called cecina which was the same batter but baked in a pizza oven so it was nice and crunchy outside, but so and luscious inside.

  4. Mel says:

    These look great. I didn’t know you could make anything like it. Definitely something to try! Mel #RecipeoftheWeek

  5. II have never tried houmus before, but this looks lovely. #recipeoftheweek

  6. Diane Balch says:

    Welcome to foodie friday. Thanks for sharing your hummus with us.

  7. Kelly says:

    These look so good! Where do you buy chickpea flour? I’ve never even heard of it.

  8. I’m making this yumminess!!!! hugs

  9. What an intriguing idea. I love hummus – one of my great stand-bys when I need a pass around or a quick lunch with some raw veg. These little hummus bites seem like a great alternative. Definitely a must try.

  10. We love hummus. This looks fantastic. Thanks for linking up to the #realfoodrecipes roundup!

  11. Kathleen says:

    Sounds like all the wonderful-ness of hummus in a tiny little bite! I’ll have to try this one.

  12. Theresa says:

    I love hummus! Thanks for sharing your yummy recipe at the party Theresa @DearCreatives

  13. Michelle says:

    I love hummus and the idea of turning it into a pan fried bite has me intrigued! Thank you for sharing!

  14. Mary says:

    I love Hummus!! It’s so yummy I have a hard time to stop eating it. These little bites look irresistible. Thanks for sharing at DDT!!

  15. Raia says:

    These sound amazing. My kids love hummus – I’m sure these would be a hit! Thanks for sharing at Savoring Saturdays!

  16. Sound yummy. Pinned this! Thanks for sharing at Happiness is Homemade 🙂

  17. I’m featuring this post on tonight’s Real Food Fridays link up, thanks for sharing.

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  19. CJ Huang says:

    Congrats! Your recipe is featured on Five Friday Finds this week. 🙂 This recipe looks like a great way to have hummus on the go! Looking forward to what you share this week. 🙂

  20. Susan W says:

    Yummy! I need to try this! Thanks so much for sharing at the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop!

  21. Raia says:

    I just can’t get over how great these are. 🙂 I’m featuring them tomorrow at Savoring Saturdays!

  22. These look like bites of deliciousness – I can’t wait to try them at home!

  23. These sound like awesome little nibbles. Thanks for sharing with us at Simple Supper Tuesday.

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  25. Jill says:

    I love humus, it is one of my favorite foods. I *have* to try this!
    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

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  30. These look really fun. Thank you for sharing these at the party with us! I might just have to feature you today… (wink) Come have a look! ~ R

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  32. Lisa says:

    I have never tried anything like this before. They look really good. Thanks for linking up with “Try a New Recipe Tuesday.” I hope you will be able to join us again this week.

  33. Hi Jillian,
    It’s so wonderful to experience your delectable hummus bites recipe.This will make a great party treat! I can’t wait to try this.Thank you so much for sharing this healthy and delicious recipe at the Plant-Based Potluck Party Blog Hop! I sincerely appreciate it!

  34. These look SO GOOD. I pinned it! Hello from Let’s Get Real.

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  36. harry says:

    I’m just now learning about the fermentation process (lacto-fermenting). I have a question(s) about it:

    For hummus, which requires a lot of lemon juice, can a person used sour/fermented garbanzo beans and fermented garlic in lieu of the lemon juice, and how would this work?

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  38. soki22 says:

    It’s so wonderful to experience your delectable hummus bites recipe.This will make a great party treat! I can’t wait to try this.Thank you so much for sharing this healthy and delicious recipe at the Plant-Based Potluck Party Blog Hop! I sincerely appreciate it!

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