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 immersion blender or a mini food processor. It is great for whipping up a small batch and super easy to clean. I add a bit of chicken or vegetable stock to the puree to help make it smooth and creamy without making it taste completely like olive oil. You can add a handful of chopped parsley to the top for garnish if you wish also.
Health Benefits of Chickpeas
Chickpeas are a very healthy food! They are high in vitamins, minerals, fiber and 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. Oh, and they taste pretty darn good.
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 or 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
I also have a great vegan and gluten free 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
- 1-2 tablespoons water to thin
- sea salt to taste
Add all of the ingredients into the container of a small capacity blender or mini food processor. Pulse until the mixture is nice and smooth, stirring in between if needed. Add enough water to thin to the desired consistency.
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.