5-Minute Hummus

5-Minute Hummus recipe || It doesn't get any better than this!! Serve as a super fast, healthy snack or even a hearty dinner on those busy weeknights when things don't always go as planned. || @thismessisours #easyrecipes

Let’s face it, week night meals sometimes just don’t come together the way we plan and for those hectic nights we need easy 5-minute recipes like this delicious hummus. I admit it, I have absolutely no qualms with feeding my family a plate loaded with raw veggies, 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 combo. 

You only need to keep a handful of ingredients on hand for the most basic of hummus recipes, but feel free to doctor up if you’re feeling a little more adventurous. 

Homemade hummus with paprika sprinkled on top

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


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!


  • 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


  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.