The best homemade hummus whipped up in just minutes. Fresh, bright and perfect for dipping pita or fresh veggies. You’ll be skipping the store-bought stuff from now on!
There are some things that I simply don’t like to mess with, and my hummus recipe is one of them! It is a staple in our house because how healthy it is and it’s even BETTER homemade. It is the perfect dip for pita, crackers, chips and any fresh veggie of your choosing. This recipe is so simple you’re going to be kicking yourself that you haven’t tried making your own dip sooner.
How To Make The Creamiest Homemade Hummus
My secret for this perfectly creamy hummus is my mini food processor – a Vitamix blender works amazing too. The mini food processor is great for whipping up a small batch and super easy to clean. I add a bit of water to the mixture to help make it smooth and creamy without making it taste completely like olive oil (and to lighten it up): stock will add even more flavour if you want to use that. You can add a handful of chopped parsley to the top for garnish if you wish also.
Health Benefits of Chickpeas
Chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans), like other beans, are a very healthy food! They are high in minerals, fiber and plant-based protein. I love including them in my diet because of all the health benefits PLUS they are a great meat alternative in many vegetarian and vegan dishes. They are incredibly versatile. Oh, and they taste pretty darn good. Go ahead, dip right in!
Ways to Enjoy Hummus
Once you have this hummus at the ready, there are so many ways to enjoy it! A few suggestions are :
- Enjoy it with crackers and fresh veggies on your next Mezze Platter
- Serve it with homemade Pita Bread
- Add it into a sandwich or wrap! (It would taste amazing on our Rainbow Roasted Veggie Sandwich)
- Use it as a base for a salad dressing (you can dilute it)
I also have a great zucchini hummus HERE!
The best homemade hummus whipped up in just minutes! Fresh, bright and perfect for dipping pita or fresh veggies.
- 1 can (540mL) chickpeas, drained
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil plus extra to drizzle
- 2 tablespoons tahini
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 cup water or more, to thin
- sea salt to taste
Add all of the ingredients into the container of a blender or mini food processor. Pulse until the mixture is nice and smooth, stirring in between if needed (use your tamper if you have one for your blender). Add additional water to thin to the desired consistency if needed and season to taste with salt if desired - blend again until smooth.
Serve with a drizzle of olive oil and a handful of fresh parsley if desired. Makes a great dip for vegetables, pita or your favourite crackers.