4 Easy Hummus Recipes – How to Make Hummus at Home

You can make these 4 easy Hummus recipes at home, in just 10 minutes each. How great is that?
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What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about delicious appetizers or snacks?

The first one that comes to mine is the Middle Eastern spread, called hummus.

I am sure that most of you know perfectly what it is, but just in case there is still somebody who doesn’t, I will explain it in a few words.

Hummus means chickpeas in Arabic and the spread’s name is called ‘Hummus bi tahina’ which means chickpeas with Tahini. It is most popular in Middle Eastern cuisine, but in recent years its popularity skyrocketed in the US and Europe.

According to Wikipedia, 12 percent of American households used it back in 2006. By 2009 the number grew to 17 percent. That was 8 years ago. You can imagine where it is now.

There are several reasons why it became so popular and I will mention a few of them:

  • It’s healthy
  • It’s filling and nourishing
  • It’s very easy to make
  • Last but not least, it’s so damn delicious

Sounds pretty convincing, doesn’t it?
But most people don’t know about the third reason and think of it as an exotic dish that’s complicated and takes long to make. Hence, they buy it ready-made from grocery stores.

This is not necessarily a bad thing by no means, especially if it’s very good quality. But you really need to try making your own hummus at home and then decide on your favorite.

I always say ‘If it’s easy enough to make it at home, then forget about store-bought. Homemade is always delish and a lot healthier.’ And that applies to all the dishes I made, not just this one.

So today I will show you how to make 4 easy hummus recipes that will make you forget about the one in the stores. They have all the properties mentioned above, thus I think these are the best hummus recipes.

And the first one on our list is …

Avocado Hummus

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If you want to learn how to make hummus at home, this would be the best recipe to start with. You can make this easy hummus recipe in just 10 minutes, and just take a look at the ingredients. Chickpeas, basil, tahini paste, avocado…. all organic, healthy and delicious.

I like spreading it on sandwiches and to stuff it in deviled eggs. You really need to try that. It’s crazy delish.

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Avocado Hummus Recipe

A delicious and simple hummus recipe that you can make at home in just 10 minutes. Try it on pitas or as a spread in sandwiches.

Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Eastern Mediterranean, Vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 324 kcal
Author Blondelish

Ingredients

  • 1 can 15 Oz/450g chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt or to taste
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • 1 small bunch of fresh basil leaves
  • 2 Tbsp tahini paste
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp avocado oil
  • 2-3 Tbsp water

Instructions

  1. Place all the ingredients in a food processor.

  2. Pulse for about 1 minute, or until smooth.

  3. Add 2-3 Tbsp of water if needed, to thin it.

  4. Serve with crunchy veggies or pitas.

Nutrition Facts
Avocado Hummus Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 324
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Peanut Butter Hummus

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Did anybody say peanut butter??
Okay, whatever comes with peanut butter, I’ll take it.

What can I do? It’s my one and only guilty pleasure. Actually, there is also chocolate brownies and cookies, but that’s dessert, they don’t count 🙂

The best thing about this simple hummus recipe, apart from having peanut butter, is that it’s very filling and nourishing. Hence, you can even serve it as a main, with crackers or pitas.

You can also add chopped peanuts to give it a crunchy texture and make it even more filling.

 

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Peanut Butter Hummus Recipe

An easy hummus recipe, so filling and nourishing that you can serve as a main. Add chopped peanuts to give it a crunchy texture.

Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Eastern Mediterranean, Vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 307 kcal
Author Blondelish

Ingredients

  • 1 can 15 Oz/450g chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1 tsp sea salt or to taste
  • 2 Tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 small garlic clove minced
  • 2 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 2-3 Tbsp water
  • 2 Tbsp chopped roasted peanuts to garnish

Instructions

  1. Place all the ingredients in a food processor.

  2. Pulse for about 1 minute, or until smooth.

  3. Add 2-3 Tbsp of water, if needed to thin it up.

  4. Garnish with chopped peanuts and serve with crunchy veggies or pitas.

Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter Hummus Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 307
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

4 Easy Hummus Recipes - How to Make Hummus at Home

The third one on our list is roasted red pepper Hummus. This easy hummus recipe is perfect to make with roasted or grilled veggies.

But here’s another delicious way to serve the red pepper hummus: in cucumber rolls.
Slice a cucumber, lengthways, with a mandoline or a peeler. Add a spoon full of hummus at one end of each slice, then roll them and … gobble up.

Let me know how you like this one, ok?

 

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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Recipe

This red pepper hummus recipe is best served with grilled, or roasted veggies. It's perfect for barbecues

Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Eastern Mediterranean, Vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 258 kcal
Author Blondelish

Ingredients

  • 1 can 15 Oz/450g chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 Tbsp tahini paste
  • 1 small garlic clove minced
  • 1 cup roasted red peppers drained
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp sesame oil

Instructions

  1. Place all the ingredients in a food processor.

  2. Pulse for about 1 minute, or until smooth.

  3. Serve with crunchy veggies or pitas.

Nutrition Facts
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 258
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Beetroot Hummus

And the last one is a ruby-red beetroot Hummus recipe. My favorite way of serving this healthy hummus is on a toast, with fried egg and avocado slices on top. This is actually one of my favorite breakfasts; light, but at the same time filling.

You can also use it as a spread in quesadillas or different sandwiches.

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Beetroot Hummus Recipe

Make your own beetroot hummus in just a few simple steps. It's a lot better than store-bought

Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine Eastern Mediterranean, Vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 225 kcal
Author Blondelish

Ingredients

  • 1 can 15 Oz/450g chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt, or to taste
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 small garlic clove minced
  • 1 cup steamed beetroot drained and sliced
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 Tbsp water

Instructions

  1. Place all the ingredients in a food processor.

  2. Pulse for about 1 minute, or until smooth.

  3. Add 2-3 Tbsp of water if needed, to thin it up.

  4. Serve with crunchy veggies or pitas.

Nutrition Facts
Beetroot Hummus Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 225
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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So to wrap everything up, here are the best ways of serving these simple hummus recipes.

  • As party appetizers. Make all four recipes and place them on a platter with nachos, veggie strips, or warm pitas. You’ll get everybody’s attention with the colors and their hearts with its taste.
  • In a wrap, stuffed with your favorite thinly sliced veggies and a good dollop of hummus.
  • To-go: Fill half of a mason jar with hummus and then add veggie strips (sweet peppers, carrots, cucumber, celery etc). Close the lid and have it at work, picnics or wherever you feel like snacking.
  • On a toast with fried egg, tomato or avocado slices (best for breakfast).
  • In cucumber rolls. Slice the cucumber, lengthways, with a mandoline or a peeler, add a spoon full of hummus at one end of the slice and then roll it.
  • With roasted and grilled veggies
  • As a spread in quesadillas and sandwiches

Now, these are the ways I like to serve these 4 easy hummus recipes. But you should always listen to your taste and try something new if you feel like it.

And if you discover a new, delicious way to serve it don’t keep it to yourself, ok?
Just drop a comment so other foodies can try it as well.

Everybody will thank you for it.

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