Vegan 4-Ingredient Homemade Hummus

Hummus is so easy to make at home, takes just minutes to blend, saves money, and can be customized based on what other flavors or spices you enjoy.

My basic hummus recipe follows, and from there I tweak it.

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Four-Ingredient Hummus (vegan, gluten-free)

Ingredients:

MY OTHER RECIPES

1 Can Garbanzo Beans (Drained about 80% of the way.  You can make your own beans but I frankly don’t have the time or desire and for 99 cents, I use TJ’s organic garbanzos, happily)
3/4 of a Tsp of Salt (increase to taste, if desired)
Juice of half a lemon (1-2 Tbsp)
3-4 Tbsp olive oil (Note: Some people would drizzle it in at the end but I add it with everything else)

Directions:

Combine everything in the canister of a food process or blender and blend until desired texture is reached. Hummus will keep for up to 4 days in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Optional (add some, none, or a combo)
2 Tbsp Tahini (or 1/4 c sesame seeds)
1/4 c diced bell peppers (I added red to this recipe)
1/4 c diced zucchini (I added zukes to this recipe)
1/4 c cucumber
Garlic to taste
Onion to taste
Chipotle Seasoning to taste
Mrs. Dash Grill Seasonings or Seasoning Blends work amazingly well in homemade hummus.  The right “flavors” are already pre-mixed and there’s no extra sodium.  I would use 1 Tbsp of whatever Seaonsing Blend you choose.  Mrs. Dash Chipotle Blend is really good and this is a case where I don’t sweat the non-organic status.

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The ingredients

…The Extra’s or the Optional’s (add some, none, or a combo)

2 Tbsp Tahini (or 1/4 c sesame seeds)
1/4 c diced bell peppers (I added red to this recipe)
1/4 c diced zucchini (I added zukes to this recipe)
1/4 c cucumber
Garlic to taste
Onion to taste
Chipotle Seasoning to taste
Mrs. Dash Grill Seasonings or Seasoning Blends work amazingly well in homemade hummus.  The right “flavors” are already pre-mixed and there’s no extra sodium.  I would use 1 Tbsp of whatever Seaonsing Blend you choose.  Mrs. Dash Chipotle Blend is really good and this is a case where I don’t sweat the non-organic status.

For this hummus blend, I added 1/4 c of red pepper and 1/4 c of zukes

A quick blend later and I was in veggie-hummus heaven.  You can see the colorful veggie flecks.  I like a little color and texture to my hummus for sure.

I put it in a container for the fridgey.  And a bonus is that I put the price tag of the large container this recipe makes at about $1.25
99 cents for the organic garbanzo’s from TJ’s and the 1/2 of lemon at 25 cents.  So there ya have it…a money saver for all you hummus heads, too!

And you know what this hummus is really good on?  Those Raw Vegan Kale Chips I make!

Yummm.  

Do you like hummus or make your own?

48 comments on “Vegan 4-Ingredient Homemade Hummus”

  1. Thanks for the give-away updates.. I never know about like any of these!! Super re-cap by the way!

    I speak NO other language.. I totally suck. My hub speaks Spanish fluently and I know he wishes he could practice his skills.. but it would be a waste on me. SOO in that case, I wish I could speak Spanish. We were in Spain a few yrs ago and I totally had to rely on him for everything.. yup, not fair! I actually used to work in a french magnet school and the kids knew more than me.. don't worry, not embarrassment!

    Have a super Sunday Averie :)

  2. oh wow, LOVE that banana cake!!!

    i enter giveaways as long as it's something i want :) can't hurt, right?

  3. love the week recap! and ooh, kale chips :)

    I started college as a classics major, so I can "speak" latin and ancient greek. essential life skills! I'm actually also trained as an arabic linguist, although I'm not currently utilizing that skill either. ah, well! of any (non-english) language, latin is my first and greatest love :)

    hope you are having a wonderful sunday!

  4. Huh?? Did that just post?? Grr. Was gonna say so behind on my reading so Im super happy when you do a re-cap. :-)

    I'm not good about give-aways at all- I don't do them nor do I enter them. I feel already at my limit just trying to keep up with reader!

    Loved your FBF- fun to see old photos of you- would love to see more of that! How about some hubs photos too!?

    Your nanner conconctions really do look yum- and cute with the little nanner decor on top!

    Re. what I like in blogs…it's so varied. As we've discussed I get overwhelmed so I tend to freak when I see a long post (and feel guilty when I write one!!) and yet I want to read every word, so it's a love/hate thing!! Sometimes I try to just leave a very short simple post b/c I enjoy that in others. Sometimes I like seeing what people get up to in their days more than their food. Just varies on my mood and how much fun bloggie time I have to spend.

    Will need to catch up!
    D

  5. Averie, your baked goods look so moist…yum! ;) seriously lookin' good!

    I totally wish I was fluent in more languages. French, Italian, Spanich…all the romance languages bc you know, I am just so romantic! :)

  6. NOOCH!! I could not, for the life of me, remember what nutritional yeast was called. I was in TJ's today thinking I'd like to buy some but couldn't remember what it's called. I don't know if TJ's even sells it but I'll have to try WFs. Those kale chips look awesome – I can't believe I've never had plain kale chips! I bought a bunch of kale a while back and ended up juicing it all.

    I LOVE your highlights of the week – it's a great way to recap your recipes and remind everyone to make your goodies..which I still need to do. Those damn soaked cashews are still in the fridge and I have avocados waiting to turn into chocolate mousse or brownies!

    Thank you so much for the nice comment you left on my blog and also for the email you sent. I promise I will write back soon and let you know what's going on. I haven't responded yet primarily because I'm trying to put it all out of my head and focus on the positive.

    Please don't think you have to respond to all my comments on here either…it's too just to reply to – I tend to ramble!!

    Case in point – look at the length of this.

    P.S. (you knew I couldn't end on that didn't you?) I SHOULD enter more giveaways but I don't…I'm bad enough as it is right now with keeping up with reading blogs and commenting!

  7. Oops! Forgot to say (as if you aren't sick of me) that I took 5 years of Spanish in school and can't hardly speak a lick. Sad! I wish I could…I think you need to immerse yourself in it somehow.

  8. girl, are you trying to kill me with all this awesome food!?! :)
    i live in a largely hispanic community so i'm starting to pick it up.

  9. You've had a very busy- but successful!- week! As soon as I get a dehydrator, whenever that may be, I'm making macaroons. YUM. Your kale chips look pretty fab as well… I've only made them a couple times (baked in the oven), but the next time I buy kale I will try your recipe… even though it won't be quite raw!

  10. Sure doesn't sound like you rested too much on Saturday! Your dishes look great!

  11. Ooooh I'm a big fan of this highlight post :) I love the way you put banana slices on your bread and cake – makes it so much more true to the flavor and I am totally taking a page out of your book next time I make some. Peanut butter will also be involved ;o)

    Can you believe I've never tried to make kale chips? I've also never had nooch! There is so much I still have to explore and want to taste. That's the most amazing thing about blogs, in my opinion – it helps me create never-ending "to try" lists!

    I echo your sentiments about giveaways. I try to support other bloggers when I can and I love entering those that I genuinely want to win.

    Best and easiest dessert? Sign me up!

    Languages I'd love to know how to speak better? Spanish and French. I know a lot more Spanish than I do French, but learning both and then traveling to Spanish-speaking countries and all over France would be amazing!

  12. Love the reminder pictures, yummy! :)

    I have had giveaways but not enough. I've been meaning to have a chia giveaway but alas, I haven't gotten around to it.

    I wish I knew Spanish! Being a native San Diegan, I should know it but have yet to climb that mountain : )

  13. Delicious, thank you!!!

  14. I've been making these kale chips at least once a week now! We LOVE them. I used purple kale in my most recent batch and they came out just as wonderful (and green!). Thanks for the amazing recipe!

  15. These are great, Averie! I don't have a dehydrator but I put my oven verrrrry low and hours later, voila! Delicious cheezy kale chips. Thanks sweet Averie!

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  17. I am absolutely addicted to hummus! This is so easy when not having enough ingridients at home. But what I really love about hummus is how creative I can get with it, I love adding things like olives or veggies (pepper or carrots or even broccoli) or spicy peppers for an extra kick!

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  19. AMAZING. i pinned this. walked into my kitchen and 5 minutes later I’m heating my veggies dipped in this hummus. only used 1/2 tsp salt, 2 tbsp evoo. so good. unbelievably flavorful and lemony and light. THANK YOU well done.

    • So glad you made it and it’s a hit! People make SUCH a big deal over hummus and I never know why…it’s so cheap and easy to make on your own! Next time add any variety of seasonings, a handful of fresh or dried herbs, whatever you like – I like it pretty pure and light but herb-it-up if you like!

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