Easy Healthy Hummus

Easy Healthy Hummus

However you spell it, easy, healthy hummus (houmous, houmos…) is a solid recipe to have in your repertoire. Economical, high protein and low fat, full of fiber and just plain delicious. I’ve used canned chickpeas (garbanzo beans) for this but to save even more money, you can use dried beans. To use dried beans, soak and then cook them until tender, then cool before using.

Easy Healthy Hummus Classic Vegan Dip Recipe
Easy Healthy Hummus Classic Vegan Dip Recipe

Hummus is delicious as a snack but have fun garnishing it to make it a crowd pleasing appetizer. Swirl some olive oil on top and sprinkle with dukka or top with crumbled feta cheese and some kalamata olives. Try a swipe of pesto across the top and some extra basil leaves. Alternatively you can blend some flavouring right into this basic hummus. Herbs and spices always work well as does a little pesto or roasted peppers.

Easy Healthy Vegan Hummus (Houmous)
Easy Healthy Vegan Hummus (Houmous)

Serve hummus with pita chips, rice crackers, veggies or even some rustic bread like my Quick No-Knead Bread recipe.

Let me know your favourite twists on this ancient recipe below!

If you like this dip, you might like my Roasted Eggplant Dip which is delicious and has converted many an eggplant hater!

Cheers my friends!

Easy Healthy Vegan Hummus (Houmous)
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Easy Healthy Hummus (Houmous)

Such an easy and healthy basic recipe to have on hand.  Once you’ve made it once or twice you won’t even need to look at the recipe.  A classic Middle Eastern recipe, this is made with canned chickpeas for ultimate speed but certainly you can soak your own dried chickpeas and use those instead.  If you do, I salute you!
*This makes 4 very generous servings and if served with other appetizers, it will easily serve many more.
*I use a 19 oz can of chickpeas.  You can easily use a 14 oz can, just adjust seasoning (salt especially) accordingly. 
Course Appetizer, Condiment, Dip, Lunch
Cuisine Greek, Middle Eastern
Keyword Chickpea Dip, Chickpeas, Houmous, Hummus
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Author SabCurrie


  • 1 can (19 oz) Chickpeas
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin Seed
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 2 tbsp Tahini
  • 1/2 Lemon, Juiced
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Warm Water
  • Salt And Pepper To Taste
  • Olive Oil, Paprika, Za’atar or Dukkah To Garnish


  • In a small food processor, add garlic, cumin seed, salt and a few tbsp of chickpeas and process until smooth. 
  • Add tahini and process another minute until smooth, then add in remaining chickpeas and lemon juice and process to desired consistency. Sometimes I like mine a bit chunky, sometimes I like it really smooth, have fun! 
  • Start adding olive oil to thin as needed and then add warm water if you need more liquid.  I like mine fairly loose so I usually use between 2-4 tbsp warm water but you may prefer none.   
  • Once you have reached your desired consistency, season with salt and pepper.  Scoop it into a bowl and swirl the top with your spoon to create a small moat for your olive oil.  Drizzle a little extra virgin olive oil over and then sprinkle with a little paprika, za’atar or dukkah to garnish to your taste.  
  • Serve with fresh pita bread, cucumber or other veggies, crackers or serve alongside a greek salad with feta. 
Fast Easy Healthy Vegan Hummus (Houmous)
Fast Easy Healthy Vegan Hummus (Houmous)
Vegan Hummus Gluten Free And Dairy Free
Vegan Hummus Gluten Free And Dairy Free

14 thoughts on “Easy Healthy Hummus”

    • You’re welcome Nicoletta and thanks for the note! I hope you enjoy it and have fun playing with different flavour additions 🙂

  • 4 stars
    I love hummus !! always love it since it is so easy to make. Especially when you add garlic!

    Roasted red pepper hummus is another fav of mine! I seriously need to do some digging around her to source out some good tahini!

    • Oooh, yes to the roasted peppers 🌶 😋 I find tahini near the peanut butter in some stores and Superstore/Loblaws has big containers in the ethnic food section. Hope that helps!

  • 5 stars
    Hummus is something that I love having in my fridge – I love your garnish ideas as well as serving suggestions, Sabrina – warm pitas with the hummus and a Greek salad – perfection !

  • 5 stars
    Hummus really is a staple in our house! We use it as a dip or sandwich spread all the time. It’s perfect for entertaining and I usually make a batch every weekend for my husband’s lunches during the week. This one is a great recipe Sabrina!

  • 5 stars
    Hummus just might be my favourite dip ever. (And I do love a lot of dips!) It is such a hearty, satisfying snack and always such a crowd-pleaser at gatherings. Your photos look so inviting!

  • 5 stars
    This is such a great hummus recipe.love the cumin seed in there. The perfect snack for work, the weekend, you name it. Everyone needs the perfect hummus recipe!

  • 5 stars
    This hummus looks divine…I love how healthy, tasty and quick hummus is! It’s often my Friday night snack (with pretzels!)

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