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!
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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 healthily, 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)
- ¼ cup fresh lemon juice (more if you prefer)
- ¼ cup tahini
- 2 cloves garlic (chopped)
- ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 ¼ teaspoon coarse salt
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- Reserving ½ 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 chickpeas 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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