Chickpea Hummus Recipe

It’s quite simple to make your own hummus or Chickpea dip at home. It takes just 5 minutes to make homemade hummus and this Chickpea hummus recipe is guaranteed to taste better than store-brought!

Recipe for Chickpea dip


  • 1 can (15 ounces) washed and drained chickpeas or 1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas
  • 1/2 tbsp baking soda (in case canned chickpeas are used)
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice (between 1/2 and 2 lemons)
  • 1 garlic clove, medium to big, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 tsp fine rock salt (adjust to taste)
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 2–4 tablespoons ice water (add more ice water as needed)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

Preparation method:

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the chickpeas and baking soda.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil over high heat with 3 cups of water.
  3. Continue to boil for about 20 minutes, or until the chickpeas are inflated with their skins are peeling off, and when they’re quite soft.
  4. Reduce heat if required to prevent overflow.
  5. Drain the chickpeas in a fine-mesh strainer and run cool water over them for about 30 seconds. Keep it aside.
  6. Garlic should be ground into fine pieces and mixed with lemon juice and salt.
  7. Tahini should be ground into a smooth, creamy texture.
  8. In a food processor, combine the cumin and the drained, overcooked chickpeas.
  9. Drizzle in the olive oil while mixing. Blend for about 2 minutes, scraping down the sides of the machine as needed, until the mixture is very smooth.
  10. Scrape the hummus into a serving bowl or plate as soon as it’s ready.
  11. Serve with parsley or coriander as a garnish.
  12. Hummus that has been leftover keeps well in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 1 week.

What Can You Serve With Chickpea dip (Hummus) recipe ?

With toasted pita bread, chickpea dip is delicious. Simply cut pita bread into wedges, spray with olive oil, season with salt, place in a single layer on a baking sheet, and toast in a 375°F oven for 10 minutes, or until crisp, flipping halfway through.

Hummus is also delicious as a dip for raw crisp veggies like celery, red bell pepper, carrots, and cucumber rounds.

Health Benefits of Chickpea dip (Hummus) :

Hummus, or chickpea dip, is a popular Middle Eastern side dish. It’s a good source of plant-based protein, which is good for muscle growth and repair. Hummus is high in iron, folate, phosphorus, and B vitamins, as well as dietary fibre, which vegetarians and vegans may not get enough of from their diet.
Another health benefit of Hummus, is that is naturally considered an anti-inflammatory in Ayurveda since it includes chickpeas and sesame (tahini), both of which assist to lower Vata and Kapha, but excessive consumption elevates Pitta Dosha.

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