Holistic Health Vegan

Virtual Vegan Potluck -“Crab” and Artichoke Hummus



This post is part of the 2013 Virtual Vegan Potluck of which I am a proud participant. Please check out the other yummy recipes that are also part of this year’s potluck by clicking the forward and backwards links below the recipe post. In the meantime, click here to check out the recipe for this hummus.

If you have ever been to Maryland then you know that they are serious about their crabs. Crabs are boiled and practically coated in Old Bay seasoning. As a vegan, I can’t partake in crab feasting. So I thought to myself what is a good way to have my crabs and eat it too? (bad pun I know) That is when I decided to make this hummus as a way of recreating crab and artichoke dip vegan style. An added bonus is that it also tastes great on sandwiches. This is a quick recipe that will have your guest thinking you spent a lot of time to make this special appetizer. 


16 ozs of cooked garbonzo/chick peas- you can use canned chick peas if you prefer

¼ cup fresh lemon juice, use1 large lemon

¼ cup tahini

4 tablespoons of pimentos

8 marinated artichoke hearts

½ to 1 tablespoon of Old Bay seasoning- Old Bay contains salt so no need to add salt unless you want to add more.

2 garlic cloves

2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for serving

½ teaspoon ground cumin

1 tablespoon of kelp flakes

2 to 3 tablespoons water

Preparing this hummus is really simple. Throw everything in the blender and blend until smooth then enjoy with toasted pita bread, dill flavored wheat crackers, or a veggie platter. You can also stuff the hummus into cherry tomatoes as kind of a tomato popper.





Author: holistichealthvegan

I am a plus sized woman who set out on a quest to become healthier. It was on this journey to better health, that I discovered the joy of veganism through the teachings of Queen Afua, Nubia Sutton, and Breeze Harper, PhD. Join me as I recreate some of my pre-vegan favorites as well as the new vegan dishes I now enjoy.

19 thoughts on “Virtual Vegan Potluck -“Crab” and Artichoke Hummus

  1. So great for you to come up with a cruelty free version and spare the crabs. Hope you version takes on! I will be trying it!

  2. That hummus looks delicious! I love that you put artichokes in it!

  3. MMMMMMMMMMM,…a lovely vegan recreation here! Your dip looks very tasty too! 🙂 I am also jpining the VVp this time, but in the dessert section! 🙂

  4. Touche, Maryland crab! Yummy! Thank you so much for participating in the Potluck!

  5. Artichoke hummus is an excellent idea! Yum.

  6. Ohhh artichoke hummus, unique and tasty looking!

  7. Yummy! I put lemon in just about anything. With humus, it has to be delicious.

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  9. Sounds delicious! Must give this a try.
    x Vix
    vixbakes.com :: vegan baking + raw desserts

  10. Very interesting? Does it actually taste anything like crab? I adore crab!

    • Yes, to me it is kind tastes like crab dip. Just imagine if you were to add vegan cheese and a little nutritional yeast or vegan sour cream. Ooooh the possibilities….LOL. Okay clearly I haven’t eaten lunch yet.

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