Healthy Hummus Recipe ( quick & easy! )

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A quick and easy healthy homemade hummus recipe. Only requires 6 ingredients & takes less than 15 minutes to make. Oil-free, gluten-free, healthy and vegan .

Hummus and vegetables

I am definitely on a hummus high right now. One way or another, I always include it in every of my meal. ( I am literally snacking on some hummus and chips while writing this post 🙂 )

As homemade hummus is wayyy cheaper than the store bought ones, I am determined to create the best healthy hummus recipe that is quick and easy. Most importantly, NO PEELING OF CHICKPEAS NEEDED. From what I gathered from my past experience, there is no significant difference between peeled and non-peeled chickpeas.

Ingredients used to make hummus

Here are a few actually helpful tips in making hummus :

  • Be sure to use chickpeas that are soft and mushy – If you are using canned ones and have extra time, I recommend boiling them for 20 minutes are until they are quite soft. However, this is a totally optional step.
  • Be sure to blend it enough – I used to be impatient and stop blending as soon as a puree like texture forms. Just by blending them for another few minutes, I definitely see the difference in texture. The hummus is much smoother and creamier.
  • Use ice cold water – I do not know the science behind that, but using ice cold water has definitely stepped up my hummus game !
Close up hummus shot

How to eat hummus ?

  1. Spread it on toast
  2. Use it as a pasta sauce. Feel Good Foodie has a great hummus pasta recipe.
  3. It is perfect as a salad dressing. Simply thin it with some lemon juice and water until desired consistancy. Then, add a pinch of salt to taste.
  4. And the most obvious one, use it as a dip. You can literally dip anything in it, from raw veggies to chips.

If you like this recipe, you may also like my vegan ricotta cheese .

Healthy Hummus Recipe

A quick and easy homemade healthy hummus recipe. Only requires 6 ingredients & takes less than 15 minutes to make. Oil-free, gluten-free, healthy and vegan.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 1 cups


  • 1 15 oz can chickpeas ( or 11/2 cups cooked )
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice ( juice of 1/2 lemon )
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • salt, to taste
  • 3-5 tablespoon ice cold water


  • In a high speed blender or food processor, combine tahini, 2 tablespoon of ice cold water and lemon juice. Process for about 30s or until a whipped cream kind of texture is formed.
  • Add in the rest of the ingredients and blend for 5 minutes, or until the smooth hummus forms. You may need to stop the blender occasionally to scrape down the sides. Add more water, if needed to reach desired consistency.
  • Enjoy it however you like !


Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to 1 week. 
Keyword chickpeas, gluten-free, hummus