Homemade hummus is much better than store bought, it has just the right flavor, is perfectly creamy, is ready in 5 minutes, and is a great healthier snack with crackers or vegetables.
One of my favorite healthier snacks is hummus. Its delicious with carrots, pita chips, veggie straws, spread on sandwiches, and more.
This hummus recipe isn’t hard to make either, you just blend up a few ingredients in a high power blender and voila. Creamy, smooth hummus that is ready to eat in less than 5 minutes.
To get the creamiest hummus you’ll need to take a bit extra time to peel the chick peas, but I’ve never done that, and I’ve never had any issues with lumpiness in my hummus.
This hummus is perfectly 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 the other night with some tasty crunchy pita chips.
It would 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.
This hummus recipe is perfect when you’re craving a healthier snack because most of the ingredients you’ll have on hand in your pantry and fridge.
To make homemade hummus you’ll need:
- canned chickpeas/garbanzo beans
- minced garlic
- olive oil
- lemon juice
You might not have tahini on hand, but you can make that yourself too. Its a sesame paste made from sesame seeds. If you want to make your own hummus regularly like I do, I recommend you keep sesame seeds on hand, but you can keep a jar of it ready in your pantry as well if you prefer.
- 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
- Place all ingredients into your blender, squeeze the juice of your lemon in too.
- Blend on medium speed until smooth and creamy. (You may have to stop the blender and scrape the sides a few times)
- Store hummus covered in fridge for up to 4 days till serving.
- Serve with crackers or vegetables.
****I received a free BlendTec Blender in exchange for this post. All opinions are mine.
Enjoy this delicious and easy homemade hummus served with crackers or vegetables.