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Super Easy Hummus

Super Easy Hummus

Super Easy Hummus

Hummus is a middle eastern dip made from chickpeas, also sometimes called garbanzo beans. This dip has become very popular in recent years here in America and can be found in pretty much any grocery store and most gas stations.

Hummus is a healthy alternative to many other snack foods because it is high in protein and fiber. It is relatively low in carbohydrates and, while it does contain a fair amount of fat, it is the healthier fats. It is a very filling and keeps you satisfied longer than many other foods so you are less likely to overeat or opt for an unhealthy snack in an hour or two.

Store-bought hummus can be pricey but homemade hummus can be much cheaper. Not only is homemade hummus cheaper but it is super easy!

Tools and Ingredients

Super Easy HummusTools you will need:

  • food processor
  • can opener
  • colander
  • 1/4 cup liquid measuring cup
  • 1/4 cup dry measuring cup
  • Tablespoon
  • 1/2 teaspoon
  • 1/4 teaspoon
  • bowl for serving/storage

Ingredients:

  • water
  • lemon
  • tahini
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • chickpeas/garbanzo beans
  • garlic
  • salt
  • cumin
  • cayanne

Tahini can be a little difficult to find in many grocery stores. I found the one I used in the British food section at Kroger. If you can’t find it in your store, ask someone for some help. If they do not carry it, you can often have them order it for you or you can find it online from places like Amazon.

Making Hummus

Start by opening the can of chickpeas/garbanzo beans and pouring them into a colander over the sink. Rinse the beans under cool running water and place them in the bowl of a food processor. Add the garlic, salt, cumin, and cayanne to the chickpeas.

Super Easy Hummus

Process the chickpeas and spices until it looks like a coarse sand.

Super Easy Hummus

In a small bowl or liquid measuring cup, mix the water and lemon.

Super Easy Hummus

With the food processor running, slowly pour the lemon water mixture into the chickpeas and continue processing until it forms it looks pretty smooth and creamy.

Super Easy Hummus

Tahini is made from ground sesame seeds much like peanut butter is made from ground peanuts. While tahini is sitting on the shelf, the oils tend to separate from the solids. Because of this, you need to mix the tahini well before measuring it out. It is much like mixing natural peanut butter. I used a butter knife to mix the tahini before measuring it out.

In another small bowl, mix the tahini and oil together until well-incorporated. I then poured this mixture into the liquid measuring cup I used for the lemon water just to make pouring into the food processor easier.

Super Easy Hummus

With the food processor running, slowly pour the tahini and oil mixture into the chickpeas. Continue to process until well mixed and it forms a super creamy texture. I recommend carefully scraping the sides and bottom of the bowl and pulse a couple of times just to make sure all the ingredients are mixed well.

Super Easy Hummus

Then, carefully transfer the hummus to a serving dish or container. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes for all the flavors to meld. I will say that ours was even better the next day.

Super Easy Hummus

Feel free to experiment with other ingredients to change up the flavor. You might want to try something like roasted red bell peppers; cilantro, jalapeño, & poblano pepper; roasted garlic; rosemary; etc. Get crazy!

We had this as a side with our Greek dinner of chicken with homemade tzatziki, fresh spring greens, cucumber salad, and baked pita chips. It was delicious. We were thrilled to have leftovers for lunch the next day.

Super Easy Hummus

This recipe is adapted from a Cook’s Country recipe. I highly recommend Cook’s Country when looking for something fabulous to make.

Print Recipe
Hummus
Super Easy Hummus
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
cups
Ingredients
  • 1 can chickpeas/garbanzo beans (1 can = 15 oz)
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • pinch cayanne
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
cups
Ingredients
  • 1 can chickpeas/garbanzo beans (1 can = 15 oz)
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • pinch cayanne
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Super Easy Hummus
Instructions
  1. Drain and rinse chickpeas. Place in the bowl of a food processor. Add garlic, salt, cumin, and cayanne.
  2. Process until chickpeas and spices are well-mixed. Mixture should have a coarse sand appearance.
  3. Mix water and lemon juice. With food processor running, slowly pour lemon water mixture into chickpea mixture. Continue processing until smooth and creamy.
  4. Mix tahini and olive oil until well-incorporated. With procesor running, slowly pour tahini and oil into chickpea mixture. Continue processing until mixture is very smooth. Carefully scrape down sides of bowl and pulse a couple of times to make sure all ingredients are well mixed.
  5. Place into serving/storage dish and refridgerate at least 30 minutes for flavors to meld.
Recipe Notes

Adapted from Cooks Country.

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Have you made hummus before? What flavors do you like in your hummus? What is your favorite companion food to eat with hummus?

Super Easy Hummus



  • I do love hummus, especially after visiting Israel! This looks very similar to my recipe! Thanks for linking up at The Blended Blog!

  • Oh wow, I never knew it was that easy to make. Now I need to put those ingredients on my grocery list. Thanks for sharing this with us at the Dishing It & Digging It Link Party. I hope you made some new friends and had a good time. Have a great week!

  • Karen Woodall

    Love, love Hummus! And easy is always the best! Thanks for the super simple recipe! Think I’ll have some for lunch! 🙂

  • I love hummus. Thanks for the easy recipe!

  • Hummus – always a treat and easy on the diet! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up!

  • Renee

    I love hummus and I’m always looking for easy recipes. Thanks for sharing this.

  • Oh I LOVE hummus, but I have never made it. On my list when my son is home from China!

  • Love hummus, and it’s so good for us too! Your recipe sounds delicious. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at The Hearth and Soul Link Party. Hope to ‘see’ you again this week!


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