by Texas Homesteader ~
Don’t spend your money on purchased hummus. Flavorful homemade hummus can be whipped up in minutes using just a can of chickpeas & a few simple inexpensive pantry Ingredients. It really IS that easy to make!!
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Simple Homemade Hummus Recipe Without Tahini
Our youngest daughter stopped by the Homestead for a visit recently. As we have done on the last several of her visits, we decided to putter together in the kitchen on this day.
She told me she recently made some – as she phrased it: “Stupid-Easy Hummus“. And it didn’t call for tahini.
WHAT??! I love hummus but hate the price
gouged I mean… ‘paid‘ in the store. So to try to save money I’ve attempted in the past to make it myself.
But living out here in such a rural area I have a hard time finding such fru-fru ingredients like tahini.
Our daughter said she tweaked the ingredients list for her recipe several times & felt she really had a winner. So I told her we should whip up a batch so I could check it out.
She was absolutely right, it really was stupid easy! Oh man, if you like hummus you are NOT gonna want to miss out on this y’all. Check it out!
Homemade Hummus Ingredients
Gathering the simple ingredients for homemade hummus was easy:
1 15-oz can chickpeas, drained,
1-2 cloves garlic,
Coconut oil or olive oil,
Seasonings – cumin, paprika, chili powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes & salt/pepper.
We used a can of chickpeas. (also known as garbanzo beans) But sometimes I just cook dry beans for the recipe and use 1½ cups of drained cooked beans.
Making Homemade Hummus Was EASY!
To begin we drained the garbanzo beans reserving the juice. Then we rinsed the beans, minced a couple of cloves of garlic and measured out the coconut oil and lemon juice.
Hummus Note: Using coconut oil in this hummus recipe will result in a firmer hummus since it thickens as it cools. Using olive oil results in a more spreadable hummus. I typically use half of each!
Finally we measured out the cumin, paprika, chili powder, onion powder and some dehydrated jalapeno powder (since I didn’t have red pepper flakes) as well as salt & pepper.
Now here’s the stupid-easy part. Pay attention now and feel free to take notes if necessary so you can remember all the steps:
We dumped the whole shebangie in my * Ninja Blender and pulsed until it was silky smooth. (oh the toil, oh the trouble!)
It was delicious! I think the dehydrated jalapeno powder gave it just the right tingle on the tongue without being too hot, and the cumin flavor was delightful.
What Can Hummus Be Eaten With?
Hummus can be a healthy part of your diet. There are many ways to enjoy eating homemade hummus:
Sandwich spread on Honey Oat Sandwich Bread.
Dip option for Homemade Pita Chips (homemade with flour tortillas)
Layered onto celery sticks, fresh carrot sticks or sliced cucumber as a healthy snack.
We enjoyed the hummus, but believe it or not there was still some left over.
I’m not sure the leftovers will spend much time in the refrigerator though – it’s delicious!
Storing Leftover Homemade Hummus
Luckily my Ninja Blender has a snap-top lid so I’m able store the leftovers in the fridge without dirtying up yet another dish.
One thing to be aware of – using coconut oil instead of olive oil in this homemade hummus could result in the hummus being a little too firm when it’s chilled. That’s because coconut oil gets more firm when it’s cold.
So either opt for olive oil in place of coconut oil when making your hummus or save about 3 tablespoons of reserved drained bean juice to stir into the chilled hummus if it’s too firm for your liking.
Easy Homemade Hummus Recipe
So if you are throwing a party anytime soon and looking for an easy yet inexpensive snack item you might want to have these super-simple ingredients handy to make your very own homemade hummus for CHEAP!
And I always get compliments when I bring it to gatherings.
Or heck just mix some up for yourself, you deserve a little pampering too! Of course I’ll share the recipe, I’m just helpful that way sometimes… 😉
Did you make this hummus? Please rate the recipe in your comment below!
Easy Homemade Hummus Recipe
Our daughter told me this hummus recipe was 'Stupid-Easy' and boy was she right. Check it out, y'all. #TexasHomesteader
- 1 15-oz can Chickpeas, drained & rinsed - reserve drained juice (Can use 1.5 cups cooked dry beans)
- 1-2 cloves Garlic minced
- 1/4 cup Olive oil or coconut oil (I use half of each)
- 3 Tablespoons Lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon Cumin
- 1 teaspoon Onion flakes or powder
- 1 teaspoon Chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon Red pepper flakes (I used dehydrated jalapeno powder)
- 1/4 teaspoon Salt
- 1/4 teaspoon Black pepper
- 3 Tablespoons Garbanzo bean juice, OPTIONAL To thin hummus when cooled if using coconut oil
Dump all ingredients into Ninja & puree until smooth & creamy, add a Tablespoon or so of reserved juice as necessary to attain desired consistency.
Enjoy immediately or refrigerate for up to a week.
NOTE: Hummus containing coconut oil will get firmer at refrigeration, so if serving cold you may want to put back an additional 2 - 3 Tablespoons of the reserved juice.
Snacks We Love
- Homemade Honey-Graham Crackers
- Rosemary Crackers w/Olive Oil & Garlic
- MYO Pita Chips Using Flour Tortillas
Sweet Dessert Breads
- Easiest 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe
- Cake-Mix Cookies – Only 3 Ingredients!
- Double Chocolate Banana Chunk Cookies
- Sugar-Free Chocolate No-Bake Cookies
- Simple Meringue Cookies Using Aquafaba
- Healthier ‘Ice Cream’ Using Bananas & Fruit
- Easy Cookies-n-Cream Ice Cream Cake
- Rich & Creamy Fudgesicles
- Crunchy Savory Roasted Chickpeas
- Rice Krispie Treats With A Chocolate Twist
- Triple Chocolate Truffles
- Getting Your Family To Snack On Healthy Veggies
- Watermelon Smoothie (or Daiquiri)
…And MANY MORE!
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I LOVE hummus, especially with na’an bread. I’ll have to give this recipe a try!
Oh yes, I’m with you – hummus & na’an bread. YUM! ~TxH~
Yum!! I love Hummus!! And the spices you added fit me to a tee!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday! Hope to see you again tomorrow!! Pinned!
PS I change the characters on the links to 60!! 🙂 Looking in to changing my server too!
I love hummus and homemade is the best! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!
I love making hummus! How cool that your Ninja has a storage container option!
Oh man I love hummus too, Morgan. I’ve always taken a deep breath & just plunked the cash down for it when I bought it so I was shocked to find out how inexpensive it is to make. I’ve flavored it with jalapeno, olives or other flavors and it’s always absolutely delish! ~TxH~
Love this recipe! Super easy, and I’ll bet it’s seriously tasty! Thanks for sharing with us at the Merry Monday Link Party!
I love hummus Tiffany, and this recipe sure hits the spot. 🙂
Going to do this Tammy, Got a question though about drying the jalapenos. Do you leave the seeds in or take them out? I had given up on hummus but seeing this it’s worth a try. I’ve got lots of dryed organic garbonzos. Might even try powdering and mixinf together and vacuum seal in “ordersize” packets…
John I don’t ever de-seed my jalapenos since I like it spicy and lots of that heat is concentrated in the seeds! If you don’t like it quite as hot, removing the seeds might be a good idea. ~TxH~
I’ve been eating more hummus lately because it’s a good source of protein and my husband has also been eating it so this will come in so handy…can’t wait to make it:)
I just bought some hummus this week because it was BOGO at the store. That is the only time I get it. Thanks for sharing this easy recipe. Now I can make it whenever! Glad you got to spend some time with your daughter even if it did mean dirtying up the dishes 🙂
Now why do I never run across BOGO, Emily?? LOL I guess it’s one of the drawbacks from living out here in the middle of nowhere, our grocery store options are much more limited than what we had available when we lived in the big cities. But you’re right, I sure did enjoy time spent with our daughter. 🙂 ~TxH~
Perfect! I have a hard time finding those kinds of ingredients in my neighborhood too! Thank you for sharing this recipe on the Art of Home-Making Mondays! My daughter and I have been wanting to make our own hummus for awhile now! 🙂
This made my mouth water and my wallet happy. I am always paying too much for hummus. Now I won’t have too. Thank you.
I’m with ya there Deedra! I bought dry chickpeas so I can cook and freeze them in the quantities to make this delicious hummus any time we have a gathering, so it’s even less expensive now. Love it. ~TxH~
Hi Tammy! Your daughter is a so smart to come up with this recipe! My son and I love humus, so this recipe will be used soon! I like to use white beans sometimes instead of garbonzo beans, as they are a little strong tasting for my liking. But I will try the recipe first with them! Thanks for sharing! Blessings from Bama!
I’ve never tried it with white beans Felicia, I just *may* have to give ’em a whirl (pardon the pun – LOL) ~TxH~
This sounds fantastic.I always enjoy reading what you are up too. Thanks for sharing at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings
I have made hummus in a similar way to this (without bothering to add tahini, but I haven’t used the same spices! I’m pinning your version to try!
Give it a try Susan, it’s delicious. And the beauty is that the spices can be tweaked to your own personal preferences instead of “eat-what-ya-got” when you buy it at the store. I really liked the powdered jalapeno in mine – perfect! ~TxH~
Ohhh, I just bought some dried chickpeas and have wanted to try a recipe! I’m not really into fru-fru ingredients either, and it’s especially nice not to have to add another new ingredient to my already bulging pantry (well, except the chickpeas!) Now I just need to figure out how to cook them. OH wait—I wonder if I could can them and just have them on my shelf so my hummus can be as easy to make as yours?? What an idea!
Thanks to you Tammy, and to your daughter for the easy hummus recipe!
OMGosh Kristi – you’re going to LOVE IT!!! ~TxH~
Winner winner chicken dinner! I love hummus but hate the price and this one hits the mark. My weekend menu has just changed for the better. Have a safe weekend and tell your daughter thank you for the recipe Tammy. Patti
OMGosh Patti, it doesn’t get any easier than this… Like you I hate the price in the stores and now I’ll never have to buy it again. So easy! ~TxH~