Our best easy hummus recipe is ready in minutes and saves you tons over store-bought!
I never thought of documenting my best easy hummus recipe because I figured that everyone knows how to make hummus, right? Wrong. I cannot believe that people still buy hummus at the store. I know it’s convenient, but at $3-4 per small container, it adds up fast. Once you try this easy healthy hummus recipe, you’ll never go back to store-bought.
Hummus is an easy way to add protein to your meals. I love having a side of hummus on bread or crackers when I make my best curried carrot soup recipe! A winning combination.
A few simple ingredients are needed to make this best easy hummus recipe
I make hummus regularly, without even planning for it, because I usually have all the ingredients on hand. The base of hummus is chickpeas. I use canned chickpeas because they are convenient. You can also save a few additional dollars by cooking dried chickpeas, but you’ll need to plan ahead if you do.
One ingredient you need to buy if you don’t already make your own hummus is tahini. Tahini is simply sesame butter. It’s more expensive than peanut butter, but since you use a little to make a batch of hummus, one jar goes a long way.
You can find tahini in health-food stores, or online. Here’s a sample selection of tahini brands you can buy on Amazon:
Our best easy hummus recipe is creamy without added oil
Traditional Middle Eastern hummus (sometimes called chummus) is usually made with olive oil. I have to admit that I used to add quite a bit of oil in my hummus, but when my boyfriend made a batch for us and used no oil, I was impressed with the result. The secret to achieving creamy hummus without oil is to add liquid, either vegetable broth or even just water, and let the food processor work its magic for a few minutes. Add liquid in small increments when making hummus, because you don’t want to end up with chickpea soup.
A good food processor is also going to help make creamy hummus. Need some recommendations on kitchen appliances? Here is my list of the top 10 kitchen tools for vegans.
Make this easy healthy hummus recipe in two steps only!
It doesn’t get easier than this. Making hummus is a two-step process and then your hummus is ready to enjoy. Let it cool in the fridge for a few hours to let the flavors blend together and you’ll be even more impressed with the result.
This easy healthy hummus recipe is just the start!
Once you have a base going, you can modify your hummus to your liking. Here are some hummus variations we like to make at home:
- Greek (chop green and black olives, add to the hummus before serving)
- Pink (throw one cooked beet in the food processor with the other ingredients)
- Roasted garlic (instead of one raw clove, add one roasted head of garlic)
The possibilities are really only limited by your imagination.
Hummus is always a party favorite
It’s easy to make a great appie platter with hummus. Prepare some veggies and serve alongside the hummus, or cut a few pitas in wedges, bake in the stove until crispy, and offer your guests a real Mediterranean treat! Chip & dip sets can be tacky, but you can find some really beautiful ones out there. The Root Wood model is versatile and modern, while the Polish Pottery model is more traditional. I love Polish Pottery dishes, with their intricate designs and gorgeous colors. Worried about taking a fragile chip & dip set to the patio? The Tuscany set is made of plastic, but with such a pretty design, who would know…