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Hummus is one of the most healthy, easy, crowd-pleasing snacks and appetizers out there! Lucky for me, my toddler cannot get enough of the garlicky dip.
Now that he’s getting into the pickier phase of toddlerhood, hummus is one of the few foods he happily eats on a regular basis. Add in some pretzels, whole grain or gluten-free crackers, carrot chips or cucumber. It is a perfect dip for any type of dietary restriction: gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, low sodium… you name it!
You can even top it with a few crunchy roasted chickpeas, marinated grilled chicken, fresh herbs or roasted vegetables to make it a meal. The options are really limitless with this wonderful food.
This is also a super fast, super easy dip to put together. It takes just about five minutes and you’ll end up with about 3-3.5 cups of hummus, which serves about 4-6 people, depending on their appetites!
I make this in my Cuisinart 8-cup food processor. It blends quickly and you end up with super smooth hummus.
A few hummus recipe notes:
Start by adding only 2 tablespoons of ice water in the initial blend. If after blending the chickpeas, it is still too thick, add more ice water by the tablespoon.
My son likes his hummus a bit more on the garlicky side, so we do two tablespoons of garlic. If you like it a little less potent, stick to one tablespoon of minced garlic.
Also, if you can only find the standard 15 ounce can of chickpeas, reduce tahini to 1/3 cup, juice of one lemon, 1 tsp of salt, 1 tsp of cumin and 2 tbsp of olive oil.
Check out the recipe below!
Recipe: Easy Five-Minute Hummus
Ingredients 1 19 ounce can of chickpeas, drained (the medium/large can!) 1/3c and 2 tbsp tahini Juice of 1.5 lemons 2 tsp salt 1.5 tsp cumin 2-4 tbsp ice water 3 tbsp olive oil 1-2 tbsp minced garlic Add all ingredients except the chickpeas to a blender or food processor. Puree until smooth. Add chickpeas. Purée for 1-2 minutes. Scrape sides and purée another 1-2 minutes until smooth. Add additional salt, lemon juice to taste. Top with a high-quality olive oil, fresh or dried herbs, roasted vegetables or favorite protein. Serve with crackers, pretzels, and raw vegetables as a dip.