This easy, creamy hummus is just 5 ingredients, but it makes a delicious dip that is perfect for serving with vegetables or spreading on a sandwich!

We eat a lot of hummus at our house. It’s an easy snack to grab from the fridge, a perfect healthy appetizer at a party, and it’s delicious on wraps and sandwiches. You can spend $4 buying it at the store, or you can make your own at home in 5 minutes for a fraction of the price.

creamy hummus

Here’s the trick to making your own hummus at home: warm chickpeas. They’re easier to blend when they’re warm, so your hummus ends up velvety and creamy rather than grainy or lumpy. It might sound a little crazy, but I promise it works!

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carrots and hummus

Easy Creamy Hummus

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 minute
  • Total Time: 6 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: Side Dish

Description

This easy, creamy hummus is just 5 ingredients, but it makes a delicious dip that is perfect for serving with vegetables or spreading on a sandwich!


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Ingredients

  • 1 15oz can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons water (plus more, if needed)

Instructions

  1. Place the chickpeas in a microwave safe bowl and cook on high for 1 minute.
  2. Transfer the chickpeas to a blender and blend on high for 20 seconds.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients and continue to blend for 2-3 minutes until completely blended.
  4. If you’re not serving it right away, store in the fridge and stir in a bit of water before serving, as the hummus will thicken when chilled.

Keywords: Easy Creamy Hummus

I like to add a sprinkle of paprika on top for a little extra flavor, which makes it look pretty, too. You could also top it with pine nuts or fresh parsley. This recipe creates a simple hummus base but you could totally customize it by adding roasted red pepper, sun dried tomatoes, or even a handful of fresh cilantro!

Chickpeas are a great source of plant-based protein and they’re high in fiber. Obviously it’s a great dip option, but don’t limit yourself. It’s even good thinned with a bit of water and used as a salad dressing. Don’t knock it ’til you try it!

This easy creamy hummus is just 5 ingredients, but it makes a delicious dip that is perfect for dipping vegetables or spreading on a sandwich!

For more hummus options, try this basil pesto hummus or this smoky paprika hummus!

basil pesto hummus

What’s your favorite type of hummus?