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How to Make 5-Minute Hummus

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! 

Top down view of a wooden food board topped with a bowl of hummus and fresh vegetables. Colorful root vegetable chips are on the side.

**This post was updated & republished 6/3/2019. The video was added and updated images throughout. 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… 

The ingredients used to make hummus on a cutting board on top of a wooden table.

Gather || drained and rinsed chickpeas, tahini paste, garlic, lemon, water, salt and pepper.

top down view into a food processor with chickpeas, chopped garlic,and seasonings.

Combine all of the ingredients in the bowl of a food processor fitted with an “S” blade or a blender.

view inside a food processor as it is running, blending hummus

Process or blend until completely smooth adding more water if necessary to create a smooth hummus. Stop once or twice to scrape down sides if necessary.

Transfer hummus to a serving bowl and top it with a drizzle of olive oil, a sparkling of your favorite spices, salt and pepper. Serve with fresh veggies, chips or crackers.

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Homemade hummus with paprika sprinkled on top

How to Make 5-Minute Hummus

  • Author: This Mess Is Ours
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: serves 4
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Blended
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Description

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!


Ingredients

  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup tahini paste
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed and coarsely chopped
  • juice of half a lemon (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • salt to taste
  • Optional toppings: smoked paprika, lemon zest, dukkah spice, toasted pine nuts, minced roasted red pepper, fresh herbs, Aleppo pepper.

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. Serve topped with desired toppings.

 

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Meg van der Kruik is the writer, mother, photographer, designer, cook and creative spirit behind This Mess is Ours. After her infant son was diagnosed with a gluten allergy, she dedicated herself to learning to make meals the whole family would love. It’s a bit of a mess – cooking for a vegetarian and three meat-eaters with a range of gluten + dairy sensitivities, but she manages to bring them together every night around their little family table.