Looking for a simple homemade vegan hummus recipe that can be made in (literally) 5 minutes and tastes better than the usual store-bought stuff?Skip to recipe
Look no further, this vegan hummus recipe is:
The ideal party food
…and saves you money.
Is homemade hummus better for you?
Hummus in general is healthy, due to the quality ingredients: Chickpeas, garlic, lemon juice and tahini – These ingredients provide an array of nutrients, such as Iron, Calcium in trace amounts, as well as being a healthy source of protein, fats and fibre. Store-bought hummus tends to be made of lower quality ingredients and so may not be as nutritious.
This homemade hummus recipe is a very clean, simple and convenient recipe that you can use regularly, to give your meals a nice nutritional boost.
Is store-bought hummus healthy?
Compared to store-bought versions, that typically use ingredients such as rapeseed oil, that isn’t quite the ideal oil you’d want to eat.
Other questionable ingredients used in store-bought options tend to include a lot of pesky preservatives, i.e. GMO citric acid, to help it last longer.
Considering store-bought hummus typically lasts 2 days, you’re better off making your own.
How long does homemade hummus last?
Homemade hummus typically lasts you 3-4 days, compared to the ones you get at a shop which typically last 2 days max. This is considering you keep your homemade hummus covered and in the fridge.
This is convenient considering the portion you can yield from this easy vegan hummus recipe is enough for 4-5 servings, so can be used throughout the week.
Can you use a blender instead of a food processor to make hummus?
Yes, you can use a blender if you don’t have access to a food processor, just ensure you don’t over-blend so that the texture of the hummus remains thick and creamy. But in short, yes: it should be fine to use a blender to make hummus, yet a food processor is ideal.
I think we can all agree the ideal hummus ratio is a creamy, almost solid texture – Which unfortunately is harder to achieve if you were to use a blender instead.
What pairs well with hummus?
When it comes to this versatile vegan dip, there are an array of possible pairings that go well with it, such as:
- Freshly cut veggies
- In sandwiches and wraps
- As a dip for your nachos, chips and breadsticks
- As part of a pasta sauce
- On the side of salad
- An alternative pizza topping to cheese
I can’t stress enough how simple this vegan hummus recipe is to make. Once you finish your batch, all you have to do is put 10 minutes aside to make another!
- Combine all ingredients (chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini, garlic and spices into your food processor.
- Process for 30 seconds to 1 minute, until creamy. Taste mixture and adjust quantities of water/tahini to achieve desired texture, add more salt if necessary.
- Process for a further 30 seconds, then transfer to a bowl. Drizzle a little bit more olive oil on top - For luck.
- Serve as a sandwich filler, party snack or as a source of plant-based protein with your week's meal prep.