Appetizers & Sides / Plant-Based

Healthy Hummus Recipe

I’m obsessed with this Healthy Hummus Recipe! It’s creamy, it’s garlic-y and it’s just plain delicious. The hummus ingredients include all the classics but it’s so easy to make and so good for you, you may eat it every day!

Creamy hummus with great dipping potential and it's plant based!

Why is Hummus so Good for You

There are so many great benefits to eating hummus. First of all, it has all of the healthy, good fat we need. It’s also low in carbs and a good source of plant-based protein and fiber. Hummus can also help lower your cholesterol because it’s full of fiber and vitamins. It’s also low in fat and sodium.

Hummus Ingredients

It all starts with chickpeas which are a staple for a lot of plant-based diets. Here’s what else you need:

  • Chickpeas
  • Olive Oil
  • Tahini
  • Juice of 1/2 Lemon
  • Garlic
  • Cumin
  • Salt
  • Water

Put everything in the food processor and combine until nice and creamy.

Classic creamy hummus recipe perfect for plant based diet.

Notes

  • There is only 1 clove of garlic in this Hummus but you can add more if you like it more garlic-y.
  • I first tried this recipe with the juice of a full lemon but didn’t like it that lemony. You can use a full lemon if you want. I just opted for a half.
  • Some recipes call for baking soda with the canned chickpeas but I didn’t feel like this recipe needed it.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Will last for up to a week!
Classic creamy hummus recipe for plant based diet

What to Serve with Hummus

  • Garnish your hummus with some olive oil and fresh black pepper. You can also add sesame seeds to the top for some added nutrients.
  • Bake some Naan bread with olive oil and salt and cut into triangles to serve with hummus.
  • Veggies like celery, carrots, cucumbers, peppers and a ton more can be dipped into hummus. A great way to get your 7 servings of fruits and veggies too.

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Healthy Hummus Recipe

This Healthy Hummus Recipe is creamy and garlic-y and just plain delicious. The hummus ingredients include all the classics but it's so easy to make and so good for you, you may eat it every day!

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Keyword hummus, classic hummus, hummus ingredients, healthy hummus
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 15.5 ounces Chickpeas canned
  • 3 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Tahini
  • Juice of 1/2 Lemon
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • pinch Salt
  • 1/2 cup Water

Instructions

  1. Put all the ingredients, except water into the food processor. Combine until smooth. Add the water a little at a time to make it creamier.

  2. Serve with veggies or pita bread.

Recipe Notes

  • There is only 1 clove of garlic in this Hummus but you can add more if you like it more garlic-y.
  • I first tried this recipe with the juice of a full lemon but didn’t like it that lemony. You can use a full lemon if you want. I just opted for a half.
  • Some recipes call for baking soda with the canned chickpeas but I didn’t feel like this recipe needed it.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Will last for up to a week!
  • This recipe is adapted from Deliciously Ella!
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