Easy Hummus Recipe

Take 10 minutes to make this Easy Hummus Recipe using canned chickpeas and no peeling! Puree ingredients in a food processor and serve with veggies, pita, or as a spread. Extra creamy and simple to make from scratch. Healthy hummus recipe that’ll make you want to always make it from scratch.

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What I Learned Testing Recipes:

  • Canned chickpeas > soaking and boiling beans yourself. The slight texture improvement from soaking and boiling chickpeas, was not NEARLY worth the time it took. So go ahead. Use the canned chickpeas. I promise you won’t notice the difference.
  • Peeling chickpeas is a PAIN!
  • The real key to a creamy hummus… lots of puree time! Like I’m talking several minutes. Even when the hummus looks done, puree for another minute. I promise this is what makes it extra creamy. And it’s much more doable than peeling chickpeas all afternoon.

Hummus-in-bowl-with-oil-and-spices

Making this simple hummus is so quick and easy. First, add all ingredients but the chickpeas to your food processor. Then blend up for a minute and add the chickpeas. Finally puree for 3 or 4 minutes until everything is so smooth and creamy. You’ll want to scrape down the sides halfway through. And that’s it! Super simple, easy, and healthy.

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Now all that’s left is how to serve your hummus! The options are endless.

Ways to use Hummus:

  • Veggie dip. I love dipping carrots, cucumber, bell peppers, and grape tomatoes. But pretty much any veggie is a great choice!
  • Spread on a sandwich or wrap. Adds creaminess and extra flavor.
  • Salad Dressing. All you need to do is minx in some extra lemon juice, water, and olive oil. Delicious and creamy dressing.
  • Pasta Salad. Like we did for the salad dressing. Yum!
  • Spread on toast. Move over avocado toast! (Just kidding, you know I’ll always love you.)
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Easy Hummus Recipe
Take 10 minutes to make this Easy Hummus Recipe using canned chickpeas and no peeling! Puree ingredients in a food processor and serve with veggies, pita, or as a spread. Extra creamy and simple to make from scratch. Recipe at KathleensCravings.com
Take 10 minutes to make this Easy Hummus Recipe using canned chickpeas and no peeling! Puree ingredients in a food processor and serve with veggies, pita, or as a spread. Extra creamy and simple to make from scratch. Recipe at KathleensCravings.com #easyhummus #howtohummus #hummusrecipe #chickpeas #tahini
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Passive Time 0 minutes
Servings
2 cups
Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons cold water more if needed!
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 large clove garlic
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice from 1/2 to 1 lemon
  • 15 ounce can chickpeas
  • optional toppings extra olive oil, sprinkle of paprika, chopped fresh herbs, etc.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Passive Time 0 minutes
Servings
2 cups
Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons cold water more if needed!
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 large clove garlic
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice from 1/2 to 1 lemon
  • 15 ounce can chickpeas
  • optional toppings extra olive oil, sprinkle of paprika, chopped fresh herbs, etc.
Take 10 minutes to make this Easy Hummus Recipe using canned chickpeas and no peeling! Puree ingredients in a food processor and serve with veggies, pita, or as a spread. Extra creamy and simple to make from scratch. Recipe at KathleensCravings.com #easyhummus #howtohummus #hummusrecipe #chickpeas #tahini
Instructions
  1. In a food processor, blend all ingredients except for the chickpeas. Puree until smooth - about 1 minute.
  2. Add chickpeas and puree for 3-4 minutes, scraping down sides after a minute or two, until smooth and creamy. Add additional cold water if needed - a tablespoon at a time.
  3. Taste hummus and adjust seasoning - salt, cumin, lemon juice.
  4. Serve as is or garnish with optional toppings if desired. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
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