Our homemade garlic hummus recipe is packed with nutrition!
Now you can make this healthy spread for toast, a wrap, or on pita bread. It’s the perfect dip for any occasion! With the help of your Vitamix or another countertop blender, hummus can taste just like the most popular brands like Sabra and Tribe!
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What is Hummus?
Popular in the Middle East, hummus is a dip or spread made from mashed chickpeas that have been cooked. The chickpeas are blended with tahini, lemon juice, and garlic. You’ll find hummus on Greek menus and markets all over the world and it can be found in a variety of flavors like black bean, white bean, pumpkin, or even beet! Roasted garlic makes for a spicy, savory spread.
Is Hummus Good For You?
Most vegans would definitely agree that hummus is super healthy! The main component of hummus is chickpeas, which are packed with protein, fiber, and healthy fats. We like hummus because it is a simple accompaniment to meats like chicken or lamb. It’s also great mixed into pasta. Hummus is one of the most versatile toppings for so many foods and it’s so easy to make at home. Give this garlic hummus recipe a try today!
CHICKPEAS The star of hummus is chickpeas, of course, which are easily found in cans in most supermarkets. Or, soak and cook dried chickpeas according to package directions a day before preparation.
OIL & FLAVORINGS Some olive oil, tahini, lemon juice, garlic make the foundation of traditional hummus.
EXTRAS Feel free to add other ingredients like sriracha, avocado, parsley, or roasted red peppers. Or, mix in some artichokes!
GARNISH As a dip, hummus is served in a bowl with a small pool of olive oil in the center and a garnish of paprika.
How to Make Hummus
We think this is the best hummus recipe because it can be made in just two easy steps!
- Add all ingredients in a food processor, Vitamix, or a blender. Add a little water if the mixture seems too thick.
- Season to taste and serve with extra olive oil and a sprinkle of paprika.
What to Eat With Hummus
Crackers and tortilla chips are staples to serve with hummus.
- Quick, easy, and super portable, hummus is a perfect partner to a veggie tray alongside our famous Dillionaire veggie dip! Carrot and celery sticks, zucchini and cucumber slices, florets of broccoli and cauliflower are all great with hummus!
- We also like it spread on toasted slices of our homemade no-knead bread and wonton crisps.
- Don’t forget, it’s great in a wrap or on a sandwich.
- Hummus can even be a dessert! Chocolate hummus is to die for when it’s served with animal crackers or cubes of pound cake.
How Long Does Hummus Last?
Store-bought hummus lasts about 7 days in the refrigerator, but because homemade hummus is free of preservatives, it will keep in the refrigerator for about 4 days. Keep it in a container with a tight-fitting lid and when it’s ready to serve again, give it a stir and refresh the flavors with a dash of lemon juice and some salt and pepper.
Can You Freeze Hummus?
Yes! Unlike dairy-based dips, hummus will freeze just fine!
- Allow a little extra space in the container since it will swell as it freezes.
- Freeze in ice cube trays. Small ice cube trays are perfect for a kids lunch, or large ones are great for appie size servings! Once frozen, transfer to a zip top bag or Stasher bag.
- Or freeze it in small, zippered bags for individual portions.
- Hummus will keep in the freezer up to 6 weeks, but make sure the date is written on the outside of the bag so you know when to use it by!
Garlic Hummus Recipe
- Add all ingredients except garnish to food processor. Process until smooth or desired texture. Add water to thin if desired.
- Put in a bowl and garnish with additional olive oil and paprika, if desired, to serve.
Nutrition information does not include optional ingredients or garnish and is an estimate. It may change based on actual ingredients and cooking methods used.
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What is Tahiti? Where do you get it?
Tahini is sesame paste. You can find tahini on Amazon, or at the grocery store, you can usually find it in the ethnic aisle, or where you find peanut butter. In a pinch, you can replace tahini with peanut butter. Enjoy!