How to Make Hummus in 5 minutes | The Healthful Ideas

How to Make Hummus in 5 minutes

November 10, 2016
How to Make Hummus in 5 Minutes - it's incredibly easy! You'll totally love this recipe. It's thick, it's creamy, and you only need 4 ingredients! | thehealthfulideas.com

Today I present you the BEST hummus in the WORD! Okay, that’s ambitious so probably not BUT  it’s definitely the best hummus I’ve ever had and I even got thumbs up from my mom so I’m pretty confident you’re gonna love it too. It’s so THICK & CREAMY! Yes, caps-and-exclamation-point-thick-and-creamy. It’s that intense you guys. You. Need. It. In. Your. Life.

Want to learn how to make the best hummus in 5 minutes only? Read on!


How to Make Hummus in 5 Minutes - it's incredibly easy! You'll totally love this recipe. It's thick, it's creamy, and you only need 4 ingredients! | thehealthfulideas.com

Last week, I shared with you these amazing Oven Baked Veggie Chips and told you to get a big batch ready for today because I’d be sharing something delicious to dip them in. Well, the day is finally here so let’s make some hummus (yes, in literally 5 minutes!!) and demolish those veggie chips together. Are you on board? Because I totally am!

How to Make Hummus in 5 Minutes - it's incredibly easy! You'll totally love this recipe. It's thick, it's creamy, and you only need 4 ingredients! | thehealthfulideas.com

I think there are two types of people in this world. Ones that like their hummus thick and creamy, and ones that like it smooth and thinner. Well, maybe there’s also a third type — ones who don’t like hummus at all (who are you????). I don’t know about you but I 100% fall into the first category. I love all types of hummus but if I had the choice I’d always go for thick and creamy and this hummus is exactly that. It was almost dough like! Then I realized that not everyone is crazy for thick hummus like me so I added a little bit of water to thin it out just a tiny bit. Result? The perfect consistency.

You can add more water to this if you like to reach your desired consistency. That’s totally up to you!

How to Make Hummus in 5 Minutes - it's incredibly easy! You'll totally love this recipe. It's thick, it's creamy, and you only need 4 ingredients! | thehealthfulideas.com

 

How to Make Hummus in 5 Minutes - it's incredibly easy! You'll totally love this recipe. It's thick, it's creamy, and you only need 4 ingredients! | thehealthfulideas.com

 

How to Make Hummus in 5 Minutes - it's incredibly easy! You'll totally love this recipe. It's thick, it's creamy, and you only need 4 ingredients! | thehealthfulideas.com

Okay, I’ve probably gone a bit overboard with the pictures again but can you blame me??? I swear as soon as I finish writing this post, I’m gonna go to the kitchen and make this hummus because hello? 5 minutes?! YES! It’s just a matter of putting everything except the oil and water into a food processor and blending it up until it forms a dough and then, while the processor is running, add the oil (and water if you want) and you’re done! YAY!!

How to Make Hummus in 5 Minutes - it's incredibly easy! You'll totally love this recipe. It's thick, it's creamy, and you only need 4 ingredients! | thehealthfulideas.com

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How to Make Hummus in 5 minutes
 
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Nothing beats homemade hummus! This one is thick and fluffy and it's delicious on salads, bread, or as a dip. It's also great as a base for a salad dressing. Mix some water, lemon juice, and tahini with 1-2 tbsp of hummus to make a delicious dressing.
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Recipe type: Spread
Serves: 1½ cup
Ingredients
  • 2 cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 3 tbsp tahini
  • juice of 1 lemon (2-3 tbsp, add more if desired)
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • freshly cracked black pepper to taste
  • ⅓ tsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp water (or more depending on how thick you want it to be)
Instructions
  1. Place the chickpeas, garlic, tahini, lemon juice, sea salt, and pepper into a food processor and process for 1-2 minutes until it starts forming a dough. You may have to scrape the sides a couple times.
  2. While the food processor is running, pour in the olive oil and the water.
  3. Taste and add more water if desired.
  4. Store in the fridge in an airtight container for 3-4 days.

How to Make Hummus in 5 Minutes - it's incredibly easy! You'll totally love this recipe. It's thick, it's creamy, and you only need 4 ingredients! | thehealthfulideas.com


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28 Comments

  • Reply Maria November 11, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    My husband would love this! I’m definitely going to try this <3

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas November 12, 2016 at 8:52 am

      Yay! I’m happy you like it, Maria! :)

  • Reply Becki Svare November 11, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    Yum! We love hummus! I’ll have to try this.

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas November 12, 2016 at 8:53 am

      It’s the absolute best isn’t it?<3 Let me know how it was if you do! :)

  • Reply candy November 11, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    We use the same recipe and this is my go to snack or dip when we want something or if unexpected company show up.

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas November 12, 2016 at 8:59 am

      Hummus is the ultimate party snack in our house too! So delicious :)

  • Reply Megan November 11, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    This looks delicious. Your photos are also stunning! You should work for food magazine!!

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas November 12, 2016 at 8:54 am

      Oh wow such a big compliment! Thank you so much, Megan! :)

  • Reply The How-to Guru November 11, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    Great post! You had me at “5 minutes.” Will have to try this one. Great photos.

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas November 12, 2016 at 8:55 am

      RIght? Quick and easy recipes are always my favorite! :)

  • Reply Kim November 11, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    Pinned! Can’t wait to make this dip!

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas November 12, 2016 at 8:55 am

      Thanks, I appreciate that! :)

  • Reply Kristine-Bites of Flavor November 11, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    Yum!!! Making hummus at home is way better than store bought. Great recipe!

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas November 12, 2016 at 8:59 am

      Anything homemade is always better<3 Thanks!

  • Reply kara November 11, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    i love hummus and have always wanted to learn how! cant wait to try :)

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas November 12, 2016 at 8:56 am

      Yay I’m happy to share the recipe! Hope you enjoy it! :)

  • Reply Erin Klema | The Epicurean Traveler November 11, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    Hummus is a pretty regular staple in my fridge. I’ll have to try this recipe, so I can make my own. Homemade hummus is always so much tastier than the store bought ones.

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas November 12, 2016 at 8:57 am

      It definitely is! I love putting on anything and everything savory. I love how versatile hummus is. :)

  • Reply Miri November 11, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    I love hummus, lately we’ve been doing it homemade, and so this is a perfect thing to try.

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas November 12, 2016 at 8:58 am

      Homemade hummus is out-of-this-world-awesome! Hope you love this one, let me know how it was if you end up trying it :)

  • Reply Jen Enoch November 11, 2016 at 11:42 pm

    Yes! I certainly love hummus. I’ve never thought of thinning it out to make a dressing with it-great tip! I think the pictures are awesome-in fact, I was staring to see what you sprinkled over top…Is that seasoned almonds?

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas November 12, 2016 at 9:03 am

      Hummus dressing is the best!<3 I don't remember where I first saw it but I've been obsessed with it ever since. And yep you guessed it! Those are chipotle roasted nuts and I'll be posting the recipe for those probably at the end of this month :)

  • Reply Nellwyn November 11, 2016 at 11:53 pm

    This looks delicious! I love hummus but I’ve never tried making it myself before

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas November 12, 2016 at 8:52 am

      You definitely should! :) It’s life changing haha!

  • Reply Lane & Holly @ With Two Spoons November 12, 2016 at 4:28 am

    These photos are amazing! Gorgeous!

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas November 12, 2016 at 8:51 am

      Thank you so much!<3

  • Reply Laura November 12, 2016 at 7:33 am

    Yum! I love homemade hummus, but I haven’t found “the perfect” recipe yet. I’m definitely going to try this! (Gorgeous photography, btw)

    • thehealthfulideas
      Reply thehealthfulideas November 12, 2016 at 8:51 am

      I love this one because of how thick and creamy it is<3 Hope you love it too, Laura! And thank you!

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