3 Delicious 5 Minute Homemade Hummus Recipes

 

Hummus is not only incredibly easy to prepare, it typically only requires ingredients you most likely already have on hand and it’s so much healthier for you than commercially prepared cream or cheese based dips that are loaded with sugar, corn syrup and a load of other unnatural ingredients. Below, are 3 super easy 5 minute hummus recipes for you to enjoy. Serve with fresh cut veggies, fresh baked pita chips, seed crackers or even as a healthy sandwich spread.

Spinach-Artichoke Hummus

1 can (15 ounce) chickpeas (drained – liquid RESERVED)

4 cups rough chopped fresh spinach

1/2 cup rough chopped artichoke hearts

2 tablespoons tahini

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

2 tablespoons olive oil

3 fresh garlic cloves (minced)

sea salt and black pepper (to taste)

Combine all the ingredients (except the reserved chickpea liquid) into a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. If you desire a thinner hummus consistency, drizzle in a little bit of the reserved chickpea liquid until desired consistency is reached. Makes approximately 2-3 cups of prepared hummus.

Zesty Black Bean Hummus

1 can (15 ounce) black beans (drained – liquid RESERVED)

3 tablespoons tahini

1/3 cup fresh chopped cilantro

1/2 cup diced onions (white, yellow or red)

3 fresh garlic cloves (minced)

2 tablespoons lemon OR lime juice

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 teaspoon ground cumin

pinch of ground cayenne pepper (or, to taste)

sea salt and black pepper (to taste)

Combine all ingredients (except reserved black bean liquid) into a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. If hummus is too thick, drizzle in a little of the reserved black bean liquid until desired consistency is reached. Makes approximately 2-3 cups of prepared hummus.

Spicy Edamame and Spinach Hummus

1 can (15 ounce) chickpeas (drained)

1-1/2 cups shelled edamame (if using frozen edamame, be sure to defrost first)

1-1/2 cups rough chopped fresh spinach

3-4 fresh garlic cloves (minced)

1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon olive oil

1/4 cup water

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 sea salt (or, to taste)

1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (or, to taste)

Combine all the ingredients into a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Taste the hummus, and adjust your spices accordingly until you reached desired ‘heat’ level with any extra garlic, red pepper flakes and cumin.

Bon Veggie Appetit!

Gina “The Veggie Goddess” Matthews