This 5-minute Homemade Hummus Recipe is even better than store bought! It’s fresh, creamy and a healthy, gluten free snack idea that’s good anytime!
How To Make Homemade Hummus
Store bought is good, but Homemade Hummus is even better!! It’s so fresh and creamy, you’ll be hooked on this homemade version the first time you make it…I am! I love to enjoy it with fresh veggies out of the garden or a tasty cracker…but pita chips are my favorite!
Tip: Scroll down for a how-to video!
If you know me, you know I’m a snacker. Not a slacker. A SNACKER. Anything in small bites is right up my alley. I also like to eat healthy, so I started making my own hummus and haven’t looked back. It so easy and keeps in the fridge for about a week, so it’s handy whenever that little snack urge strikes!
What Goes With Hummus?
- Pita Chips
- Sliced Cucumber
- Corn Chips
- Feta Cheese
- Crackers of Choice
- Fresh Veggies (carrots, zucchini, celery)
- Spread On Sandwiches
- Sliced Pita Bread
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Easy Homemade Hummus
- 2 15.5 oz cans chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice more if you prefer
- 1/4 cup tahini
- 2 cloves garlic chopped
- 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 1/4 tsp coarse salt
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- Reserving 1/2 cup liquid, rinse and drain chickpeas.
- Place chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini, olive oil and garlic in food processor. Process until smooth.
- Add cayenne, salt and reserved liquid, process until just combined. Use more or less of liquid to desired consistency.
- Drizzle with olive oil if desired. Eat and enjoy!
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Tips For The Best Homemade Hummus
- Remember to reserve a little of the liquid from the can of chick peas because that’s what makes this hummus so smooth and creamy.
- Making hummus in a blender is fine as long as it’s high powered. I’ve used my Vitamix and it turned out great. But what doesn’t turn out great in a Vitamix?
- Removing the skins of the chickpea will make the hummus really creamy, but I often skip this extra step and it turns out great!
- Fresh is best – fresh lemon and garlic really make this recipe zesty and delicious.
- Homemade hummus will keep for about a week in the fridge.
- You can change up the flavor of your hummus by added roasted red pepper, cumin or spices of your choice!
Here’s a Quick Video How-To
With this easy recipe and the few simple tricks, you can make creamy smooth hummus at home and yes, we really do think it’s even better than store bought 🙂
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