Appetizer | May 16, 2018

Healthy Hummus Recipe

The first time Steve and I tried hummus was in Vegas at a California Pizza Kitchen. I had heard about it somewhere, so I convinced him to go for it with me. It came with this tomato mixture on top and warm triangles of pita bread. We both instantly fell in love. And it was healthy! Double fist pump!
hummus and pita bread in bowl with chopped vegetable dippers

Healthy Hummus Recipe Ingredients

Hummus is made of

  1. garbanzo beans
  2. oil and spices
  3. Tahini paste. What is tahini paste you ask? It’s like peanut butter for sesame seeds.

An overhead shot of chickpeas in a blender

How to make hummus

This healthy hummus recipe is really one of the easiest dips you will ever make. Basically, you throw all the ingredients into a high powered blender (we love blendtec) or your food processor and blend until smooth. It is THAT easy.

hummus, pita bread, and vegetable dippers on a serving plate

How to make the checca topping

up close shot of hummus in a white bowl

 Make your checca by mixing ingredients in a small bowl, and place on top of the hummus. Hummus can be served in about a million different ways. It’s generally done as a dip, with fresh pita bread, or pita chips. I also like it with veggies, especially red bell peppers. You could even put some on the inside of a meatless wrap or pita pocket for a tasty source of protein.
A close up of hummus, pita bread, and vegetable dippers on a platter
Or with falafel, so good! If you are looking to serve a party try making two different hummuses! like this delicious PESTO HUMMUS
hummus, pita bread, and vegetable dippers on a large platter

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Healthy Hummus Recipe featured by popular foodie blog, Oh So Delicioso
Healthy Hummus Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins

Creamy and delicious hummus that's so easy to whip up, serve with crackers or veggies.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Homemade Hummus, Hummus Dip
Servings: 16 about 2 cups
Calories: 23 kcal
Author: Stephanie
  • 1/8 c lemon juice
  • 3/4 T soy sauce (sub for salt or coconut amino for gluten free option)
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 t cumin
  • 1/4 t coriander
  • 1/8 t cayenne
  • 1/8 c tahini paste this can be difficult to find, I get mine at Sprouts next to the peanut butter
  • 2 garlic cloves pressed through a garlic press
  • 2 cans garbanzo beans drained
  • 2 T+ EVOO
Checca topping
  • 1 large tomato diced
  • 1/2 T garlic minced
  • 1/2 t coarse salt
  • 1 T EVOO
  • basil torn
  1. Prepare checca by gently mixing all ingredients in bowl, then refrigerating covered until ready to serve.
  2. Blend all hummus ingredients in blender, adding EVOO last to achieve correct consistency. Chill.
    Let flavors marry, then when ready to serve, top hummus with checca. Serve with pita or veggies.
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Hummus Recipe
Amount Per Serving (2 tbsp)
Calories 23 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Sodium 266mg12%
Potassium 20mg1%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Vitamin A 40IU1%
Vitamin C 1.6mg2%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.





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