Spiced Vegan Hummus Bowls

Snack meets dinner in this quick-and-easy, plant-based recipe, proving dinner prep doesn’t have to feel like a chore.

Spiced Vegan Hummus Bowls
Photo: Caitlin Bensel
Hands On Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins

If you're looking for a way to use plant-based "meat" products in delicious ways, this is it. The base of this dish, hummus, catches the delicious juices from "meat" crumbles flavored with traditional Middle Eastern spices like cinnamon and cayenne. While a plant-based mixture plays the role of the traditional beef here—making it a great dish to serve to vegan friends and family—swap it with ground beef in this recipe if you’re an omnivore. Topped with crisp-tender carrots seasoned with a lemony-cilantro dressing, it’s a gorgeous and healthful meal worth making again and again.

If you have an extra 5 minutes, swap the store-bought hummus with our 5-minute hummus recipe.

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  • ½ cup chopped cilantro (about 1 bunch)

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice (from 1 lemon)

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided, plus more for drizzling

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt, divided

  • 2 cups thinly sliced carrots (about 10 ounces)

  • 1 pound plant-based ground “beef” (such as Beyond Beef)

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon plus ⅛ teaspoon cayenne

  • 2 10-ounce containers store-bought hummus (2 cups)

  • Pita bread, for serving


  1. Stir cilantro, lemon juice, 2 tablespoons oil, and ¼ teaspoon salt in a medium bowl.

  2. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high. Add carrots and cook, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the cilantro mixture to the bowl.

  3. Add ground “beef” to the skillet over medium-high and break into crumbles. Add cinnamon, cayenne, and remaining ¼ teaspoon salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, about 8 minutes.

  4. Divide hummus among shallow bowls. Using a spoon, create a well in the hummus, place the “beef” mixture into each well, and then top with the carrot mixture. Drizzle with oil and serve with pita bread.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

632 Calories
44g Fat
33g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 632
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 44g 56%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Sodium 1207mg 52%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 14g 50%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 32g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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