Unicorn Hummus


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(Note: this post was originally published on May 13, 2021. It has since been updated with a few tweaks.)

Hummus Fit for a Unicorn

Prepare to be awed: Unicorn Hummus is here and I'm so into it! This fun, whimsical, and colorful hummus is a blast whether you're hosting a party or just want an exciting snack for a weekend evening at home.

I'm sure you guys are all by now aware of my hummus obsession. I've made springy lemon hummus, holiday hummus, carrot hummus, bright green herb hummus, and just about every other hummus imaginable. But then I had an epiphany about another variation that seemed like it would be the most fun of all: multi-colored hummus! Thanks to its light color, hummus is a perfect vehicle for just about any hue you can dream of adding to it. I'm so excited to share this colorful unicorn dip with you!

Colorful unicorn hummus, served with crackers

How to Make Colorful Hummus

This pink, purple, and blue Unicorn Hummus is naturally colored using pink pitaya powder and blue spirulina. Neither ingredient has much of a taste, so they're great for adding to virtually anything. I've kept the hummus recipe really simple since the colors are the focus; it's just a classic lemon hummus that has a nice balance of richness, acidity, and salt.

Of course you can really use this concept as a starting point for your own colorful unicorn dip creations. There are loads of natural colors out there that would work great in a unicorn recipe; think things like turmeric, green spirulina, matcha, beet powder, etc. Many health food stores and food co-ops carry superfood powders, or you can order them online.

Tahini + a Discount!

Another important ingredient in hummus is, of course, tahini. I always use Seeds of Collaboration tahini. It's rich, nutty, and decadent, plus it has the most creamy texture. And while I'd argue that it's always important to have a good tahini, I think it's especially important in this unicorn dip since there are so few ingredients. Please get yourself some of this liquid gold! Use the code ROGUE at check-out to save 20% on your entire order.

Beautiful bowl of pink, purple, and blue unicorn hummus

Unicorn Hummus Serving Suggestions

Because of the awesome, fun colors in this unicorn dip, it excels as a centerpiece on a snack board. We've been enjoying it with some crackers, seedy bread, veggies, nuts, and fruit for a casual date night. Major bonus points for serving it alongside some (naturally) colored cocktails, as shown below.

Feeding a crowd? Hummus is great for a big group because it's fast to pull together and make-ahead friendly, plus it works for most diets. You can easily double the recipe if needed. If your food processor isn't big enough, just make two separate batches. This whimsical unicorn recipe is sure to steal the spotlight at any occasion.

Make-Ahead Tips

This unicorn dip is very make-ahead friendly, so it would work great for a party. You can make the hummus a day ahead and keep the different colors in separate sealed containers in the fridge. When you're ready to serve, just transfer to a serving bowl, swirl the colors, and garnish. Feel free to garnish the hummus up to a few hours ahead of time.

Colorful unicorn dip made with superfoods, served with snacks and colorful cocktails

Ingredients and Substitutions

Here's what you'll need for this unicorn recipe, as well as some thoughts, tips, and possible substitutions. If you make any substitutions, I'd love to hear about it in the comments section below.

  • Chick peas
  • Tahini. I love Seeds of Collaboration! Get yourself some, I promise it will change your perspective on tahini forever. Use the code ROGUE at check-out to save 20%.
  • Lemon
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Blue spirulina. This is a bright blue edible algae. You'll likely need to order it online but it's 100% worth it.
  • Pink pitaya powder. This is just freeze-dried, powdered pink dragonfruit and it has a delightful citrusy taste in addition to its great color. Again, you may need to order this online. Beet powder or hibiscus powder would also work in this unicorn recipe, although the color will be more purple rather than pink.
  • Garnishes of choice. I've shown pine nuts, white sesame seeds, and black sesame seeds, plus a drizzle of olive oil. I like to use relatively simple garnishes for this unicorn hummus so that the colors are the star of the show.

Bowl of blue and pink unicorn hummus

Closing Thoughts

What do you guys think? Are you sold on Unicorn Hummus?? I'm convinced that this is just about the most fun appetizer ever and I'm quite sure I'll be making it again and again, especially for parties. Colorful food makes me so happy.

When I was a kid, My Little Pony was my absolute most favorite toy. In case you're not familiar with them, they're brightly-colored plastic ponies with some major 80's flair. I think those ponies were the origination of my love for all things colorful, which has clearly followed me into adulthood. So when I was a kid, I had colorful ponies... now in my late 30's, I have colorful hummus (and numerous other unicorn recipes on this blog).

Have fun with this recipe, it's a blast. And please do share your photos if you make this one, I'd love to see your creation.

Blue and pink unicorn dip served with crackers

Share It!

It makes me so happy to hear from you and see your creations! Please leave a comment below and let me know what you think about this recipe. If you post a photo on Instagram, hashtag #TheRogueBrusselSprout and tag me (@TheRogueBrusselSprout) in the post text so that I'm sure to see it.

Suggested Pairings

Unicorn Cocktail

Unicorn Cauliflower

Snack Board Guide

Funfetti Tahini Chick Pea Blondies

Superfood Vegan Unicorn Cheesecake Bites

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Unicorn Hummus

Bean dip goes unicorn-style with the addition of fun colors from superfood powders. This Unicorn Hummus, which is loved by kids and adults alike, is a snack you can feel good about enjoying.



For the Hummus

  • Two 15-oz cans of chick peas, drained and rinsed
  • 0.5 c tahini
  • Juice of a lemon
  • 1 tsp flaky sea salt, like fleur de sel
  • Generous grind of black pepper
  • Drizzle of water or olive oil as needed
  • 0.5 tsp blue spirulina
  • 2 tsp pink pitaya powder

For Garnishing

  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • Pine nuts
  • Black and/or white sesame seeds


  1. In a food processor, combine the chick peas, tahini, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Process for several minutes until a smooth, creamy consistency develops, scraping down the sides as needed. If you have trouble getting a smooth hummus, add a little splash of water or olive oil. Repeat as needed.
  2. Divide the hummus in half and put it in two separate mixing bowls.
  3. Add blue spirulina to one and pink pitaya powder to the other. Add the coloring agents gradually so that you can see how the color is developing; you can always add more if you want a darker color.
  4. Take about a quarter of each color and mix them together in a third bowl so that you create a small amount of purple hummus.
  5. Transfer the hummus to a serving bowl, with the pink on one side, the blue on the other side, and the purple between. Smooth them out to create an even surface, then swirl them together to partially blend the colors.
  6. Garnish with a drizzle of olive oil, some pine nuts, and a sprinkle of sesame seeds.

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February 23, 2024
I am making your delightful unicorn hummus to take to a party tonight. I've practiced three times, trying to blend the colors as artfully as you. Can you share any tricks you might have? I've used an offset spatula and am wondering what you use. Thanks, Shelley
February 23, 2024
Shelley- This definitely sounds like an excellent party plan! I love that, thanks for sharing. I use a small (about 3/4'') rubber spatula that's not offset (I'm not convinced it matters much though). My secret trick is to hold the spatula in place while rotating the bowl. If you have Instagram, I actually have a video that shows this; go to my account (@TheRogueBrusselSprout) and go to the reels tab, then scroll down. At the time I'm writing this, it's the 7th reel down; the cover is a bowl of my Savory Pumpkin Hummus. Hope that helps!
February 23, 2024
Thank you! I will take a look later today but I really appreciate your prompt reply. My supper club is doing colors of the rainbow and I am SO excited that I've found such a fun way to present the humble hummus!
February 24, 2024
The hummus turned out fantastic and everyone loved it. They all had to take pictures before we could eat it 😁
February 24, 2024
Shelley- Fabulous, I'm so happy to hear! Thanks for sharing, this absolutely makes my day. Your supper club sounds like a blast; what a creative dinner theme. Cheers to many more fun creations in your future!