Vegan 4-Ingredient Homemade Hummus

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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.

Vegan 4-Ingredient Homemade Hummus in bowl

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Four-Ingredient Hummus (vegan, gluten-free)

Ingredients:

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

Ingredients needed to make hummus
Overhead of ingredients in blender

…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

Blended hummus ingredients in blender with sliced peppers and zucchini added

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.

Hummus blended after vegetables were added

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!

Vegan 4-Ingredient Homemade Hummus in clear container

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

Vegan Kale Chip on lined tray

Yummm.  

Up close of hummus in bowl showing hints of the vegetables

Do you like hummus or make your own?

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  1. 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.

    1. 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!

  2. 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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