Let’s face it, weeknight meals sometimes just don’t come together the way we plan, especially during the summer months, and for those hectic nights we need easy 5-minute recipes like this delicious 5 minute hummus!
**This post was updated & republished 6/3/2019. Video was added 2/22/2022 along with information about chickpeas.The recipe is the same. **
I admit it, I have absolutely no qualms with feeding my family hummus and calling it dinner. Raw veggies, chips/crackers, and mounds of homemade hummus, honestly, I think they actually look forward to it. It's hearty, delicious, and healthy. You just can't beat that trio!
START HERE!! || Before you do anything else watch this super fast video that will show you exactly how I make my family's favorite hummus!
Food Processor vs. Blender
Believe it or not the hardest part of making hummus at home is deciding whether or not you will be using your blender of food processor. Luckily for you, I'm going to show you how to use both and quickly share my opinions on each of them with you. First, my opinion is this...
Food processor fitted with "S" blade || This is my preferred piece of equipment for making my 5-minute hummus. You can see by the images below it is fast, easy to see what's happening, and I only had to stop and scrape down the sides one. This method produces a silky-smooth hummus that we just can't get enough of.
High powered blender || The blender made for a smooth hummus in the video above, but there was far too much stopping and scraping the sides involved for me when it comes to using the blender for hummus. Plus removing the hummus from around the blades when I was ready to serve was a bit tricky too.
Ultimately, it doesn't matter what piece of equipment you choose it's about personal preference. Pick the machine that you have o hand or are more comfortable with and the result will be delicious homemade hummus in under 5 minutes, every single time.
Now, let's take a look at how the process works in the food processor...
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How to Make 5-Minute Hummus
Use this homemade hummus as a dip for crackers, a spread for sandwiches and wraps or even thinned with more lemon juice for a delish hummus dressing!
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Total Time: 5 mins
- Yield: serves 4
- Category: Appetizer
- Method: Blended
- Cuisine: Mediterranean
- 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- ¼ cup tahini paste
- 1 garlic clove, crushed and coarsely chopped
- juice of half a lemon (about 1 tablespoon)
- ¼ cup water
- salt to taste
- Optional toppings: smoked paprika, lemon zest, dukkah spice, toasted pine nuts, minced roasted red pepper, fresh herbs, Aleppo pepper.
- Combine the chickpeas, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, water, and salt in a blender and blend until smooth. If needed add more water a tablespoon or two at a time to thin to desired consistency. taste and season adding more salt if necessary.
- Serve topped with desired toppings.
- Serving Size: 3 tablespoons
- Calories: 191
- Sugar: 4.1 g
- Sodium: 722.6 mg
- Fat: 9.7 g
- Carbohydrates: 22.2 g
- Protein: 7.3 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
Keywords: hummus, how to make hummus
Love this recipe. I also found a recipe which used cumin and not tahini. Then a recipe that used both. Now I'm confused as to why the differences. Can you elaborate? Thank you.
Thank you! Well, tahini, which is a paste made from sesame seeds it adds smoothness to the texture and is very traditional in most hummus recipes. Sometimes people will omit tahini if they are allergic to sesame seeds. Cumin is just purely added for flavor, so it wouldn't have a big impact on smoothness or texture at all. Hope this helps!
Definitely making this hummus and the sheet pan meal. Thanks
Yay!! I hope you love it as much as we do!
Claire P says
woww...I usually prefer less time-consuming food while making it. Thanks for sharing and I'm sure it'll taste great.