Easy Hummus Dip Recipe

Super healthy and delicious homemade hummus dip that takes less than 5 minutes to whip up! The most amazingly creamy and tasty snack!

A bowl of Hummus Dip drizzled with olive oil

It couldn’t be easier to make homemade hummus with chickpeas. Whether you’re packing lunchboxes, needing an afternoon pick-me-up or serving a grazing platter, hummus is the perfect thing!

Why You’re Going To Love Homemade Hummus

This dip is going to become your newest obsession! Here’s why it’s going to become a staple in your home:

  • 5 minute recipe… yep, you’ll be eating this delicious dip in less than 5 minutes (perfect for a last minute snack!)
  • budget-friendly – made from 6 basic ingredients
  • easy snack – from toddlers to adults… everyone loves this quick and easy recipe.
  • healthy recipe – this dip is low fat (3g per serve), low carb (5g per serve) and low calorie (56 calories per serve)
A bowl of Hummus Dip, drizzled with olive oil, served with carrot, celery and crackers

6 Ingredient Dip

This simple hummus dip is made from pantry staples and can be on the table in just a few minutes. Here’s what you need to make it:

  • minced garlic – you can either use storebought minced garlic (my favourite option!) or mince a clove of garlic yourself
  • chickpeas – are a type of legume also known as garbanzo beans. Drain and rinse the chickpeas before using.
  • tahini – you can buy either hulled or unhulled tahini (I use Mayvers brand). I use hulled tahini in my hummus as it gives it a beautiful creamy flavour.
  • lemon juice – use the juice from 1 lemon (approximately 30ml).
  • olive oil – this makes the dip super creamy and smooth. I like to drizzle a little extra over when serving.
  • sea salt – season to your liking.
The ingredients for chickpea hummus dip.

How To Make Hummus

It would be almost impossible to find an easier recipe! Think 1 step… 5 minutes… that’s it!

Place all of the ingredients into a food processor or Thermomix.

Chickpeas, tahini, minced garlic, lemon juice in a Thermomix bowl.

Mix for 20 seconds and then scrape down the sides (the dip will be very chunky at this stage).

Chunky chickpea mixture in a blender.

Mix for a further 20 seconds and scrape down the sides again.

Smooth beige processed chickpeas in a Thermomix.

Check the consistency of the dip and add a little of the reserved chickpea water if it’s too dry for your liking. Mix again until the texture and consistency is to your liking.

Serving Suggestions

Hummus is such a delicious and healthy snack. Here’s a few simple ways to serve it:

  • with veggie sticks
  • with cheese and crackers
  • with felafel
  • on top of a salad or roast vegetables
  • on toast or a bagel
Olive oil drizzled over a bowl of chickpea dip.

Recipe Tips & FAQ

How long will homemade hummus dip last?

This dip can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Can you freeze hummus?

Yes, absolutely! Hummus can be frozen in individual airtight containers for up to 4 months. Allow it to completely thaw before serving.

Is hummus healthy?

Hummus is super healthy and packed with nutrients. including protein and fibre.

Can you send hummus in lunchboxes?

This makes the BEST lunchbox snack! I like to ensure the lunchbox is in a cooler bag or with an icepack to keep it fresh.

A carrot stick in a bowl of chickpea dip.

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Crackers, carrot and celery around a bowl of smooth hummus.

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A bowl of hummus dip with olive oil drizzle and carrot and celery sticks in the background.

Easy Homemade Hummus Dip

Super healthy and delicious homemade hummus dip that takes less than 5 minutes to whip up! The most amazingly creamy and tasty snack!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Snacks
Cuisine: Lebanese
Keyword: hummus
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 12 serves
Calories: 56kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp minced garlic or 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 400 g can chickpeas drained, reserve the liquid
  • 1 1/2 tbs tahini see notes
  • juice of 1 lemon approx 30ml
  • 20 g olive oil
  • ½ tsp sea salt

Instructions

Conventional Method

  • Place all of the ingredients to a food processor. Process for 20 seconds.
  • Scrape down the sides. Process for a further 20 seconds.
  • Check the consistency. If you would like it smoother, add a 1-2 tbs of the reserved chickpea liquid and mix for a further 20 seconds.
  • Serve drizzled with olive oil.

Thermomix Method

  • Add all of the ingredients to the Thermomix bowl. Mix for 20 seconds on Speed 4. Scrape down the sides. Mix for a further 20 seconds on Speed 4.
  • Check the consistency. If you would like it smoother, add a 1-2 tbs of the reserved chickpea liquid and mix for a further 20 seconds on Speed 4.
  • Serve drizzled with olive oil.

Notes

RECIPE NOTES & TIPS
Ingredients Info:
  • minced garlic – you can either use store-bought minced garlic (my favourite option!) or mince a clove of garlic yourself
  • chickpeas – are a type of legume also known as garbanzo beans. Drain and rinse the chickpeas before using.
  • tahini – you can buy either hulled or unhulled tahini (I use Mayvers brand). I use hulled tahini in my hummus as it gives it a beautiful creamy flavour.
  • lemon juice – use the juice from 1 lemon (approximately 30ml).
  • olive oil – this makes the hummus dip super creamy and smooth. I like to drizzle a little extra over when serving.
  • sea salt – season to your liking.
 
Recipe Notes:
Storage – Homemade hummus can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.
Freezing – Hummus can be frozen in individual airtight containers for up to 4 months. Allow it to completely thaw before serving.
Lunchbox option – Ensure the lunchbox is in a cooler bag or with an icepack to keep it fresh.

Nutrition

Calories: 56kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 190mg | Potassium: 57mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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27 Comments
  1. Laura | The Kiwi Country Girl says:

    Yep I’m a hummus girl too! I love how easy and cheap homemade hummus is!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Absolutely! Isn’t it just the best thing ever!

  2. TribalThistle says:

    Hummus is a staple at our house! Try it sprinkled with cumin and some cooked chickpeas sprinkled around the edges and in the center then topped with olive oil. Hummus bi lahmeh (hummus with minced lamb) is a complete game changer– sauté diced onions and coarsely minced lamb in clarified butter. Add in roasted pine nuts. Place warm meat mixture in center well created in a bowl of hummus, drizzling with butter from pan. Grab some warm pita bread or warm baguette and be transported to another place… 🙂

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh my goodness! That sounds AMAZING! Thanks for the tips!

  3. Michelle says:

    Do you use hulled or unhulled tahini? Thank you

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      I generally use hulled 🙂

  4. Christie Knight says:

    5 stars
    Loved it

    1. Lucy says:

      Thank you so much!

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