This easy 5-minute blender hummus recipe is even better than store-bought! It's fresh, creamy, and a healthy, gluten-free snack idea that's ready in minutes!
Mmm, the smooth, creamy, nutty flavor of hummus. It goes so well with pita chips but also with Mediterranean dishes. It's a modern version of what you would have eaten in the middle east.
We think this recipe is way better than store-bought hummus and totally made for you hummus lovers! And the best part, it is ready in minutes! It's one of our favorite ways to snack!
Why You Will Love This Recipe
- You can have hummus ready in just FIVE minutes! The longest part is simply gathering all your ingredients!
- A healthy hummus recipe made with a little less oil, it's a tasty gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, and vegan snack!
- Hummus makes a versatile ingredient! Serve it up as a dip or use it in sandwiches, added to healthy bowls, and on salads.
All it takes to make a fresh healthy homemade hummus recipe is 7 simple ingredients. Some you likely already have on hand, and anything else you can pick on a quick trip to the grocery store.
- Chickpeas: They're also called garbanzo beans in some locations. We prefer using canned for ease and consistency.
- Lemon juice: Use fresh lemon juice for the best flavor.
- Tahini: This thick paste made from sesame seeds gives hummus its unique flavor. You can find it in most grocery stores on the aisle with oils, condiments, or maybe nut butter.
- Garlic: For best results, we prefer the flavor of fresh garlic clove in hummus.
- Extra-Virgin Olive oil: This healthy oil is the best option for making hummus.
- Aquafaba: This is the liquid in the can of beans or cooking liquid, just in case you made them from dry chickpeas. It replaces some of the oil needed to thin out the hummus to make it deliciously creamy. The results are a healthy hummus recipe you will feel good about serving.
Find the rest of the ingredients and instructions in the printable recipe card below.
Substitutions and Variations
- Aquafaba: You can also use plain water instead. The aquafaba (chickpea liquid) lends a bit more chickpea flavor to your hummus.
- Canned chickpeas: If you prefer to cook dried chickpeas, you can use three cups of them to make this hummus blender recipe. It's important to make sure they are plenty tender so they will turn out creamy when blended.
- For different flavors of your hummus, add roasted red pepper, pesto, or sundried tomatoes.
- Adjust any of the spices for a different combination. One teaspoon of ground cumin may or may not be enough for you. We love ours topped with a sprinkle of paprika.
- Make a spicy hummus by mixing in some chopped jalapenos, cayenne pepper, or a bit of your favorite salsa.
- Roasted garlic: If you prefer a more mellow garlic flavor, try using roasted garlic instead.
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.
- Rinse and drain the chickpeas. Reserve at least a third cup of bean liquid, also called aquafaba, to use for thinning out your hummus. You can also use water.
- Place all the ingredients in a high-speed blender and insert the tamper in the top.
Process the hummus mixture until smooth. This usually takes about 30 seconds but could increase to a minute if you prefer a creamier texture. Sample the hummus and adjust the seasoning to your taste.
PRO TIP: Use the tamper to push the hummus into the blades as you mix so that it will blend up creamier. Feel free to add more liquid if you like a thinner consistency.
- Place the blender hummus in a serving bowl and drizzle with additional olive oil. Sprinkle the top with paprika or sumac and chopped parsley. Eat and enjoy!
What to Serve With Hummus
- Hummus is usually served as a dip. It goes great with pita chips, cucumber, corn chips, tortilla chips, crackers, fresh veggie sticks such as carrots, zucchini, and celery, or with sliced fresh pita bread or naan bread.
- Use it on a Mediterranean platter along with feta cheese, roasted red peppers, and olives.
- Add Vitamix hummus to a charcuterie board for a healthy option for guests who might be watching what they're eating and need a great healthy snack.
- Spread it on a sandwich or wrap!
- Use it on toast for a healthy breakfast toast.
PRO TIP: Serve your simple hummus recipe topped with pine nuts to add a little texture and taste.
- Remember to reserve a little of the liquid from the can of chickpeas because that's what makes this the creamiest hummus.
- Making hummus in a blender is great as long as it's high-powered. We use a Vitamix, and it turns out great.
- Removing the outer skin of the chickpeas will make the hummus really creamy, but we often skip this extra step, and it turns out wonderful!
- Fresh is best. Fresh lemon and garlic really make this recipe zesty and delicious.
- How to store hummus: Fresh Homemade Hummus will keep for up to a week in an airtight container in the fridge. It can also be frozen in a freezer-safe container for up to three months.
Yes, you can, but the tahini is usually a part of an authentic hummus recipe. It will definitely taste a little different, and you will likely need to add a bit more oil to give it the right consistency.
The trick to making blender hummus is using a high-powered blender such as a Vitamix. The consistency is pretty thick, so the hummus needs the force of this type of blender to turn out creamy. Adding more liquid or stirring the ingredients around are two ways to improve the blending of your hummus.
Yes, that works too! Place all the ingredients in the processor and blend until smooth. Make sure to scrape down the sides at least once.
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This post was originally published on Aug 19, 2016, and updated with new images and information on April 4, 2023.
Easy Homemade Hummus
- high-speed blender
- Spatula or cooking spoon
- 2 15 oz cans chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
- ¼ cup fresh lemon juice (more if you prefer)
- ½ cup tahini
- 2 cloves garlic
- ¼ cup olive oil (plus more for serving)
- ⅓ cup aquafaba (liquid from the beans) (or cold water)
- ½ teaspoon coarse sea salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
- paprika or sumac
- Olive Oil
- fresh chopped parsley
- Rinse and drain chickpeas. Reserve at least ⅓ cup of bean liquid (aquafaba) if you're using it (and not water) to thin your hummus.
- Place all the ingredients in a high-speed blender and insert the tamper in the top. Process until smooth, about 30 seconds (up to a minute for a creamier texture). Use the tamper to push the hummus into the blades as you mix. Add more liquid if you like a thinner consistency. Taste and add more salt if desired.
- Place in a serving bowl and drizzle with additional olive oil if desired, and top with paprika or sumac and parsley. Eat and enjoy!
This hummus was SO easy to make!! And it tasted so much better than store-bought! Thank you for sharing.
Erin Henry says
Fresh, natural ingredients. We just love this recipe! Thanks for giving it a try, Olivia.