Easy Homemade Hummus Recipe

Try this easy homemade hummus recipe. For some, hummus may be an acquired taste, but I love that it’s a healthy snack that’s perfect for dipping vegetables, pita, or bread. I also spread it on tortillas and wraps for an extra creamy sandwich! I’ve been a longtime fan of healthy hummus, but hadn’t made it myself until this week. I was told it’s easy and obviously healthier and fresher when homemade. I was so thrilled with how this healthy hummus recipe turned out! It is easy, affordable, and healthy. I love it!



Tip: It may take a couple tries to get the texture and taste just right, but the nice thing about that is you just add in other ingredients to balance it out, no starting over! Just throw it right into the blender and give it another go!


Easy Homemade Hummus Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 cans drained garbanzo beans (chick peas) - keep the liquid though, you’ll use it later
  • 1 ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • ⅓ cup tahini (sesame paste)*
  • 6 tbls. lemon juice (I used the juice from one whole lemon)
  • 2 tbls. liquid from chickpeas
  • 8 dashes of hot sauce
  • olive oil for garnish (or making the mixture smoother)

*I didn’t have any tahini so I used sesame seeds - I’d get the real deal if you can.

Directions:

Throw the garlic into the food processor so it’s minced well. Add the rest of the ingredients into the processor and blend until it’s a nice creamy paste. You can alter the texture to your liking (add more liquid to make it smoother and less paste-like).

I prefer my hummus to be creamy and smooth instead of thick and paste-like so I added olive oil to thin it out. My husband and I ate a bunch of it right out of the food processor (hungry much?) but this easy recipe yielded quite a bit of hummus so I saved several in different containers for taking to work.

It was so easy and so quick. I’ll definitely be entertaining with fresh hummus in the future!

About the Author:

Sarah Ellis usually writes about handbags in her day job at HandbagHeaven.com, but her affinity towards anything food related has bred a love for cooking. She says she wouldn’t brag about her amazing abilities in the kitchen, but she certainly knows what tastes good and what’s easy! When she's not cooking with her husband, she spends her time accessorizing with fall and winter handbags and soaking up lots of Giada at Home on the food network!


You may also be interested in these articles:

Mindful Eating

Running to Lose Weight

The Paleo Diet For Runners

Coconut Water for Hydration


Back to top of Easy Homemade Hummus 

Return to Running Nutrition

To get more great healthy recipes and free e-books, sign up for the Peaceful Runner Newsletter.

Enter Your E-mail Address
Enter Your First Name (optional)
Then

Don't worry — your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you The Peaceful Runner Newsletter.


FTC Disclosure: As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying  purchases.
Learn more.

NEW FEATURE - DISQUS COMMENTS!

Be the first to comment.
Login using Facebook, Twitter, Google or Disqus.

Loading Comments
#disqus_thread { min-height: 200px; }

Recent Articles

  1. The Best Way to Carry Your Phone While Running!

    Feb 01, 23 10:29 AM

    Carry Phone While Running

    Do you wish there was a simpler, more discreet way to carry even your large phone while running? Are you frustrated with phone carriers for runners that are bulky and uncomfortable?

    Read More

  2. Barefoot Running on Sand Finally!

    Jan 18, 23 11:37 AM

    Barefoot Running on Sand

    Barefoot running on sand has to be the most enjoyable way to run and to my delight, I finally found a new holiday beach that is ideal for running.

    Read More

  3. What are your running goals for 2023?

    Jan 14, 23 08:50 AM

    Running Goals

    What are your running goals for 2023? What was your greatest achievement in 2022? A new year is the perfect time to set a new goal and reflect on last year's achievements. Please share your new goals…

    Read More

  4. Stay healthy and keep running!

    Dec 29, 22 07:01 AM

    Stay Healthy

    Learn how to stay healthy and keep running using the power of our mind! Are you often plagued by headaches, colds, influenza, sinus infections and other common illnesses that keep interfering with yo…

    Read More

  5. Happy Holidays!

    Dec 24, 22 07:31 AM

    Stay Healthy

    The holidays create many golden memories, but they are also a very stressful time for many of us. Stress often creates illnesses that we would happily do without. We want to stay healthy so we can fe…

    Read More

  6. Get motivated to run!

    Nov 24, 22 10:11 AM

    Motivated for running

    We all want to stay motivated for running as we know how powerful it is. Motivation is a powerful driving force that cannot be deterred and when we are truly motivated, there is no obstacle that can…

    Read More

  7. Do you need waterproof running shoes?

    Nov 13, 22 11:03 AM

    Waterproof shoes

    I want to my feet to be warm and dry when winter running but buying waterproof running shoes is not the only option. Find out what else you can do to stay dry and warm this winter while running.

    Read More

  8. What is Runner's Knee?

    Oct 31, 22 11:52 AM

    Runners Knee

    Runner’s knee is a painful knee injury that accounts for 27 percent of all running related injuries. Find out how to speed recovery and prevent it from re-occurring.

    Read More

  9. Decide How You Will Deal With Running Pain!

    Oct 28, 22 08:03 AM

    Running Pain

    Choose how you deal with running pain and avoid injuries! We can help stop injuries from developing when we choose a different response to pain, which can also help us develop a coping strategy for a…

    Read More

  10. What is IT Band Syndrome and how do we prevent it?

    Oct 05, 22 08:15 AM

    IT Band Syndrome

    When you have this condition, you will experience pain on the outside of the knee while running. The pain is usually sporadic—appearing on some runs and not on others. Find out the causes of ITBS, wh…

    Read More