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How to Make Super Creamy Hummus

Learn exactly how to make hummus from scratch in just 15 minutes with 5 basic ingredients! This easy homemade hummus recipe is super creamy and even more delicious than the store-bought version. Get all of our tips, tricks, and step-by-step instructions, then try our amazing flavor variations! Use it on sandwiches, as a dip and more.

Course Dairy Free, Dip, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Snack, Vegan, Vegetarian
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Keyword homemade hummus, how to make hummus
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 78.4 kcal
Author Monique Volz of AmbitiousKitchen.com

Ingredients

  • 1 15oz can chickpeas, drained but with the liquid reserved
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda (if removing the chickpea skins -- see below for instructions)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Drain the chickpeas over a colander, reserving the liquid in a bowl. Skip to step 5 if not removing the skins from the chickpeas.

  2. To remove the skins for creamier hummus: rinse the chickpeas and add them to a small microwave-safe bowl.

  3. Toss the chickpeas in 1 ½ tsp. baking soda and microwave them for 90 seconds.

  4. Pour the hot chickpeas into a large bowl and cover with cool water. Gently rub the chickpeas between your hands to remove the skins. Drain off the water with the skins, and repeat the process until all the skins have been removed. It may take 4-5 changes of water.

  5. Add the chickpeas (with skins on or off), ¼ cup of chickpea liquid from the can, and all other ingredients to a food processor or blender and blend until completely smooth, about 60 seconds. If things aren’t moving around very well, you can add 2 extra tbsp. at a time of the chickpea liquid.

  6. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Serve with crackers, chips, veggies, or as a sandwich spread.

Nutrition Facts
How to Make Super Creamy Hummus
Amount Per Serving (2 tablespoons)
Calories 78.4 Calories from Fat 49
% Daily Value*
Fat 5.4g8%
Saturated Fat 0.7g4%
Carbohydrates 5.7g2%
Fiber 1.5g6%
Sugar 0.1g0%
Protein 2.9g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.