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If you need a fuss-free homemade hummus recipe that tastes way better than store bought, then this is the recipe for you!
It’s picky eater & kid approved, and you literally just throw all your ingredients into a food processor and it makes itself! It’ll take 5 minutes or less of your time.
This vegan-friendly hummus recipe is a great way to help kids eat their veggies. But, it’s also a nice and comforting dip to enjoy with your crackers, chips, or tortillas!
What is Hummus Made of?
Chickpeas: This is the main ingredient in hummus, you can’t really sub out this ingredient without calling it something else. It provides a nutty flavor and a creamy texture to the dip, while also providing a fair amount of protein.
Tahini: Tahini is basically sesame seed butter. It also helps with the creaminess of hummus, as well as providing healthy fats and enhancing the flavor.
Garlic: Garlic provides this hummus with a garlicky flavor, along with many nutritional benefits.
Lemon Juice: Lemon juice provides a refreshing and tangy flavor, helping to balance out the earthy flavors from the chickpeas and tahini. It’s also a natural preservative.
Olive Oil: Olive oil helps to smooth out the hummus and add richness to it.
Sea Salt: Sea salt gives hummus a saltier flavor, it can be omitted, but it will be missed.
Cumin: Cumin has a mild flavor, which is why I love it so much, it’s not spicy and it’s not an herb, making it the perfect ‘calming’ spice, which pairs nicely with the other ingredients in this hummus.
How To Make Hummus From Scratch
*Note that these instructions can be printed below
Step one: Place all of the ingredients, except for the garnish, in a food processor.
Step two: Blend for 2-3 minutes in 30 second increments, or until it looks mostly creamy.
Step three: Scoop into a dip bowl and enjoy with raw veggies, pita bread, or your favorite food to dip into hummus!
Hummus goes great with tortilla chips, tortillas, naan, crackers, and even crostini.
But, even better than pairing hummus with breads and chips, is pairing it with raw veggies!
Not only will it look beautiful if set up for a party with raw veggies surrounding it, but it’ll taste delicious and is a great way to encourage kids to eat more veggies, too!
Another way to use this hummus is as a spread on sandwiches or in wraps.
How to Store Hummus
Fridge: Store in an airtight container, preferably glass, for up to 4-5 days. You may need to stir the hummus before enjoying again.
FAQ’s about Hummus
- What do I serve with hummus?
- There are many things that go great with hummus, such as raw carrots, celery, bell peppers, pita chips or bread, and more!
- I don’t have lemons, can I replace that with lemon juice, and how much?
- Yes, you can replace the juice from 1 lemon with lemon juice, it comes out to about 2 tablespoons of lemon juice.
- Is hummus healthy or good for weight loss?
- This depends on your definition of healthy. It certainly has many nutritious elements to it, with all of the vitamins, minerals, and protein from the chickpeas, tahini and other ingredients. In moderation it may be good for weight loss, however, oil in general is not good for weight loss as it is the most calorically dense food you can eat. So if you’re eating this while trying to lose weight, maybe avoid adding oil to the top of the hummus as an extra garnish.
- What is hummus made of?
- Hummus is generally made of chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, and spices, with possibly some other ingredients to change up the flavor.
- How long does hummus last and how should I store it?
- Store hummus in the fridge in an airtight container, preferably glass. Homemade hummus will usually last 4-5 days. You may be able to extend the life of hummus up to a week if you don’t add any garnishes to it before storing it, having it fill as much of the container as possible, and ensuring the lid is on tight, along with not opening it multiple times while storing it.
More Vegan Dips & Chickpea Recipes You’ll Love
- Homemade Salsa
- Sweet Potato Chickpea Curry
- Peanut Butter Chickpea Cookies (100% WFPB)
- Chocolate Chip Chickpea Cookies
- Chickpea Broccoli Pasta
- food processor
- Measuring cups and spoons
- 1 15 ounce can Chickpeas
- ⅓ cup Tahini
- 2 small Cloves Garlic
- Juice from 1 Lemon about 2 tablespoons
- 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
- ½ teaspoon Sea Salt
- ½ teaspoon Cumin
- Olive Oil
- Place all of the ingredients, except for the garnish, in a food processor.
- Blend for 2-3 minutes in 30 second increments, or until it looks mostly creamy.
- Scoop into a dip bowl and enjoy with raw veggies, pita bread, or your favorite food to dip into hummus!