Premade hummus is an expensive item at the grocery store. Also, the containers they come in are too small and don’t provide nearly enough hummus to satiate my family’s hummus requirements. When my family wants hummus, they want LOTS of hummus!
I much prefer to make my own though and you should too. Making your own hummus is ridiculously easy and is also ten times better than those pre-made versions from the grocery store.
The hummus on store shelves will often contain preservatives, stabilizers, and oils that I’d much prefer to avoid. Homemade hummus contains real ingredients like organic olive oil, fresh lemon juice, garlic and tahini.
The best news? You can make this hummus in 4 steps! It’s super creamy and tastes just like the hummus sold at my favourite Lebanese restaurant. It also very cheap to make.. especially if you opt for dried chickpeas.
I made this as an appetizer for a get together that we hosted and it was the hit of the night. My father-in-law made a plea for himself and all of my readers that I should post this recipe ASAP.
Although it’s not paleo-friendly, this recipe is gluten and dairy-free. If you want to convert it to a paleo version, try subbing the chickpeas with soaked cashews.
Homemade Blender Hummus
- 1 (540 ml) can chickpeas, drained & rinsed
- 2 tbsp good quality olive oil
- 2 tbsp good quality tahini
- 4 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 2 small garlic cloves, chopped
- 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup water as required to process (I seem to use just over a 1/4 cup most of the time)
- 1/2 tsp sea salt or pink salt
- Additional olive oil, paprika, sumac & chopped fresh mint/parsley for garnish
- 1 jalapeno, chopped and seeded (optional, depending on the heat you want!)
2. Place ingredients into the blender, liquid first (excluding the water) followed by the dry ingredients. Add the water as you process, adding only what you need to create a creamy thick hummus.
3. Blend on high until smooth. If using a Vitamix blender, use the tamper to push down the chickpeas *
*The finished consistency will turn out exactly like store-bought or restaurant-style hummus if processed with a high powered blender like the Vitamix. If you are using a regular blender, more water will be needed to process the hummus. Your hummus might be a bit thinner but will be equally delicious! Alternatively, try processing in a food processor.
4. Use a spatula or thin tool to remove all of your beloved hummus! Scoop into a beautiful bowl, top with drizzled olive oil and optional garnish.
In summary, here are the 4 Simple Steps to Making Homemade Blender Hummus!
As stated above, you will need a high powered blender for this recipe to achieve the thick restaurant-style creamy texture
- Measure out the ingredients
- Place ingredients into the blender, liquid first (excluding the water) followed by the dry ingredients. Add only enough water as needed to process.
- Blend on high until smooth
- Transfer hummus to a bowl, add garnish, drizzled olive oil and dig in!
Let me know what you think!