10 Awesomely Easy Hummus Recipes

Jan 12, 2015 //

You know what will make your lunch or snack even better? Hummus. Hummus is a thick blend of chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and garlic. Originating from the Middle East, hummus is low in calories and high in protein, and it makes a perfect dip or spread. Tasty and healthy? Yes please! Try these 10 easy hummus recipes:

1. Easy Hummus


  • 1 can garbanzo beans, drained, liquid reserved
  • 2 ounces fresh jalapeño peppers, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 cloves minced garlic

Place all items in a food processor or blender and simply blend until smooth. Enjoy with your choice of bread or crackers. (Courtesy of Allrecipes.com)

2. Black Bean Hummus


  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 can black beans
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons tahini
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 10 Greek olives

Mince the garlic in a bowl or food processor. Add the rest of the ingredients and process until smooth. You can add additional seasoning and liquid to taste. (Courtesy of Allrecipes.com)

3. Soybean Hummus


  • 1 cup frozen, shelled edamame (green soybeans)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 6 (6-inch) pitas, cut into 8 wedges

Add soybeans and water to a small saucepan, then bring to boil. Reduce heat and let simmer for 10 minutes. Combine the rest of the ingredients into a food processor or blender and blend until smooth.(Courtesy of myrecipes.com)

4. Red Pepper Hummus


  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon tahini (sesame seed paste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 (19-ounce) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
  • 1 garlic clove, quartered

Cut bell peppers in half and discard the seeds. Place the halves skin side up on a foil baking sheet. Broil for 10 minutes or until blackened. Place in a zip-top plastic bag, seal, then let stand for 10 minutes. Process the remaining ingredients in a food processor or blender until smooth.(Courtesy of myrecipes.com)

5. Hummus with Tahini


  • One 15-ounce can of chickpeas, drained, 1 tablespoon of the liquid reserved
  • 1 small garlic clove, smashed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Pinch of sweet smoked paprika
  • Kosher salt
  • Pita chips or crudités, for serving

Place the chickpeas, liquid, garlic, lemon juice and tahini in a processor or blender and blend until chunky. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and paprika. Blend until smooth. Top hummus with salt and a few drops of olive oil, and serve with bread or pita chips.(Courtesy of foodandwine.com)

6. Hot and Light Hummus


  • 3/4-cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 can drained and rinsed chickpeas
  • 2 tbsp limejuice
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pinch paprika

Mix ingredients in a processor or blender until smooth. Enjoy.(Courtesy of damyhealth.com)

7. Lime Chipotle Hummus


  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 1 tbsp chipotle spice
  • 2 tbsp lime Juice

Mix all ingredients in a processor or blender and blend until smooth. Top with a squeeze of lime and a sprinkle of chipotle spice.(Courtesy of damyhealth.com)

8. Peanut Butter Hummus


  • 1 can chickpeas (15 to 19 oz)
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • 4 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon or lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Combine all ingredients and mix in a processor or blender until smooth. If it’s too thick, add a tablespoon of warm water.(Courtesy of mideastfood.about.com)

9. Zucchini Hummus


  • 16 oz can of chickpeas or garbanzo beans
  • 1/4 cup liquid from can of chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup fresh zucchini, chopped
  • 3 to 5 tablespoons lemon juice (depending on taste)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Drain chickpeas and discard the liquid from the can. Combine the rest of the ingredients in a blender or food processor. Add the chickpeas and blend for 3 to 5 minutes on low until smooth.(Courtesy of mideastfood.about.com)

10. Cranberry Hummus


  • 15-ounce can chickpeas
  • 1 cup (or half 16oz can) cranberry sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh cranberries, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Combine all ingredients in a blender or processor except for the cranberries. Blend until creamy. Add the cranberries and blend until smooth.(Courtesy of mideastfood.about.com)

Caleigh Hanson

Over the past few years I've worked on short stories and as an article writer for my school's paper. I'm experienced in most writing styles and genre and am specifically strong in the drama genre.

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