Made with just 5 ingredients, this Easy Garlic Hummus is perfect for snacking, meal prepping, adding to lunch boxes and it’s budget-friendly, too!
5-Ingredient Easy Garlic Hummus + raw veggies = well-balanced, real food snack
Hummus is great for veggie dipping and makes for quite a tasty snack! But that’s not all it’s good for. It’s also perfect for spreading on gluten-free crackers, adding a dollop to a salad or spreading on a sandwich or wrap. It’s an easy and healthy way to add delicious flavor to food and kids love it, too!
Need a last-minute appetizer or dish to pass for an upcoming holiday party or gathering? 5-Ingredient Easy Garlic Hummus makes for the perfect addition to year-round gatherings! Serve it with a tray of cut-up veggies and your favorite crackers. Two of my go-to gluten-free crackers are Mary’s Gone Crackers and Milton’s Crackers.
This gluten-free and vegan-friendly recipe can be made in less than 10 minutes. I’m all for quick and simple recipes and this 5-Ingredient Easy Garlic Hummus definitely fits the bill. Toss all of the ingredients into a food processor or blender, sit back and let the machine do the work. You’ll have a delicious dip or spread whipped up in a matter of minutes.
What is tahini?
This 5-Ingredient Easy Garlic Hummus is made with garbanzo beans, garlic, lemon juice, oil, and tahini. So what is tahini? Tahini is a Middle Eastern food made from ground sesame seeds. You can purchase tahini at most grocery stores and it’s typically found in the ethnic aisle near other nut and seed butters, or in the health foods area or you can buy it online (this is one of our favorite brands). You can also make your own by toasting the sesame seeds and then processing them in a food processor until a paste forms. Tahini is a common ingredient in hummus. We also enjoy making sauces and dressing with it as well as spread it on a slice of toast. You’ll love the flavor that tahini brings to this Sheet Pan Mediterranean Chicken with Vegetables.
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Dietitian- and budget-friendly!
Let’s chat about a couple of my favorite perks of making your own hummus. First, you know exactly what’s going into the hummus. While there are some “clean” brands available, many store-purchased hummus brands are made with high-processed seed oils. When you make your own hummus ,you’re in control of the ingredients so you can add nutritious oils that are anti-inflammatory and full of healthy fats. I like to make it with olive oil or avocado oil. Easy Garlic Hummus is high in fiber and contains a good source of healthy fats with a little protein, too.
The second perk to making your own hummus is that it’s budget-friendly. A small 8 oz. container of hummus can cost nearly $4.00. Using this recipe, you can make two or three times more for the same price! And remember, it only takes minutes to make!
Dip it, spread it, add it.
Easy Garlic Hummus makes for one heck of a veggie dip. And as mentioned above it can also add a tasty flavor to a wrap or sandwich and makes for a delicious addition to all kinds of salads including our Greek Quinoa Salad, Greek Kale Salad and these Mediterranean Steak Bowls with Herbed-Yogurt Dressing.
- 1 can (15.5-ounce) garbanzo beans (also known as chickpeas), drained and rinsed
- 3 garlic cloves
- ½ medium lemon, juice of (add more if desired)
- 2 tablespoons tahini
- 2 tablespoons avocado oil or olive oil
- 2 tablespoons water
- ¼ teaspoon fine salt
- Cracked black pepper, to taste
- In a food processor or blender, combine all of the ingredients.
- Process or blend on high until smooth and creamy. Add additional water if needed – the amount will depend on the consistency of the tahini.
- Transfer to a serving bowl. Drizzle with a little oil, cracked black pepper and crushed red pepper flakes if you like a little kick.
- Serve it with veggies, add it to a salad, spread it on a sandwich or however you wish to enjoy it!
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**Store hummus in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
- Serving Size: 1/8 of recipe (~3 Tbsp.)
- Calories: 108
- Fat: 6 g
- Sodium: 220 mg
- Carbohydrate: 11 g
- (Fiber: 3 g
- Sugar: 0 g)
- Protein: 3 g
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