Homemade Hummus (and Blendtec Giveaway)

**Thank you to Blendtec for generously providing the items for this giveaway! The recipe and opinions in this post are 100% mine.

One of my favorite healthier snacks is hummus. I love eating it with carrots, pita chips, veggie straws, spreading it on sandwiches, and more. Its just delicious, isn’t it? Homemade hummus isn’t too hard to make either, though if you want it super creamy then you should peel the chick peas, but I’ve never done that, because I’m too lazy. But I blended everything up in my BlendTec and it made it plenty creamy for me, and took less than 5 minutes to make.

Homemade Hummus - This delicious and flavorful homemade hummus can be made in about 5 minutes time for a perfect healthy snack! Great with veggies or crackers.

This is a simple hummus, seasoned with a little salt, minced garlic and cumin. If you want to change it up you could try adding in some roasted red pepper, sun dried tomato, etc.

Homemade Hummus - this flavorful homemade hummus can be made in less than 5 minutes for a healthy snack or appetizer.

But this hummus is plenty flavorful and delicious and it was the perfect thing for me to take to a blogger brainstorm I went to with 3 of my best friend bloggers (Be sure to check out their blogs too – they are helping with this amazing giveaway too!) the other night with some tasty crunchy pita chips. It would also be perfect to serve at a party, maybe a game night or watching a movie or the super bowl. Recipe inspired by this recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction.

Homemade Hummus - this flavorful homemade hummus can be made in less than 5 minutes for a healthy snack or appetizer.

Homemade Hummus
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 15 oz can chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  • ½ TBS minced garlic
  • 1 TBS olive oil
  • ¼ cup tahini (sesame paste)
  • 1 lemon (juice)
  • ¼ cup reserved chickpea liquid (or water)
  • ½ tsp salt (to taste)
  • ½ tsp cumin
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients into your blender, squeeze the juice of your lemon in too.
  2. Blend on medium speed until smooth and creamy. (You may have to stop the blender and scrape the sides a few times)
  3. Store hummus covered in fridge for up to 4 days till serving.
  4. Serve with crackers or vegetables.

Enjoy this delicious and easy homemade hummus served with crackers or vegetables.

Homemade Hummus - this flavorful homemade hummus can be made in less than 5 minutes for a healthy snack or appetizer.

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Homemade Hummus - this flavorful homemade hummus can be made in less than 5 minutes for a healthy snack or appetizer.Homemade Hummus - this flavorful homemade hummus can be made in less than 5 minutes for a healthy snack or appetizer.

8 Comments

  1. Cecilia W. · · Reply

    You can also add couple T. of parm cheeze and crushed in a blender of mixer pipitas (pumpkin seeds) or crushed sunflower seeds.

    1. Sounds yummy! I’ll have to try it next time!

  2. Homemade hummus is the BEST!

  3. Seriously – this WAS so good!! Thanks for sharing it with us, I wanted to eat the whole bowl :)

  4. Oh man. I went home the other night THINKING about this hummus! Tyson and I are so excited to make it!

  5. Love hummus! Since visiting the Holy Land a couple years ago, I know the taste of excellent and ‘real’ hummus. Oh my gosh, I ate my weight (and then some!) in fresh hummus and pita, nearly at every meal. Sooooo good!!!!! Another trick I’ve used to making homemade hummus: instead of using chickpeas, substitute with cannellini (white) beans. The flavor is extra mild and the texture is super creamy. Add some avocado and cilantro …. To. Die. For. Hope I win this BlendTec, a blender is the one gadget I don’t have in my kitchen. HA!!!!

  6. Nothing is better than homemade hummus! The cumin is such a nice touch. I will be trying this.

  7. Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later! · · Reply

    This hummus was SOO so good! Can’t wait to make it myself!

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