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.
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!
This creamy hummus is easy to make and it can be customized however you like!
- 1 15oz can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1/4 olive oil
- 1/4 cup tahini
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons water (plus more, if needed)
Place the chickpeas in a microwave safe bowl and cook on high for 1 minute.
Transfer the chickpeas to a blender and blend on high for 20 seconds.
Add the rest of the ingredients and continue to blend for 2-3 minutes until completely blended.
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.
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!