This Easy Homemade Hummus can be whipped up in a matter of a few minutes. Hearty and flavourful, this recipe is protein- and fibre-rich and makes a most delicious dip, spread, or dressing.
If you’re a hummus lover but haven’t made it from scratch before, you’re going to love this recipe! Hummus is such a classic dip. It’s full of flavour, fibre, and plant-based protein. It’s also really versatile to have on hand – it can be used as a dip with sliced cucumber or crackers, a sandwich spread, or even as a salad dressing. I actually highly recommend it — try adding a dollop on top of your salad or nourish bowl. It makes a delightful addition.
Hummus is really easy to make homemade. It’s really just a few basic ingredients like chickpeas, tahini (sesame seed paste), and lemon juice. Best part is that it’s also fairly customizable. Try adding in some smoked paprika, cumin, red pepper flakes, or even a handful of baby spinach for a green option!
Health Benefits of Hummus
The fundamental ingredient in hummus is of course chickpeas, fibre- and protein-rich legumes that are great for heart and gut health, specifically when we consider the wonderful prebiotic fibres (oligoosaccharides) they contain. Chickpeas are also a great source of B vitamins like folate, and other nutrients like iron.
Hummus also contains a good dose of calcium-rich tahini, which is a paste or “butter” made from sesame seeds.
How to Make Easy Homemade Hummus
To make this hummus you’ll need:
- chickpeas (you can use canned or cooked yourself from dry)
- lemon juice
- olive oil
- sea salt
- fresh garlic
Then simply add all ingredients to a food processor and process until smooth, about 30-60 seconds or so. It’ll have a bit of texture too it, but shouldn’t be too chunky.
Easy Homemade Hummus
A classic, flavourful hummus recipe made with chickpeas, tahini, garlic and lemon.
- 2 cups chickpeas (540ml / 19oz can) You can use canned or cooked yourself.
- 3 tbsp tahini
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 garlic clove
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
Add all ingredients to a food processor and process until smooth, about 30-60 seconds or so. It'll have a bit of texture too it, but shouldn't be too chunky.
Enjoy right away or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
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