Vegan Hummus Recipe
You know how every once in a while you come across a dish that just blows your mind, or perhaps, your tastebuds? Well, this might just be one of those recipes. I personally have made this vegan hummus recipe everyday since discovering it, and I think you might once you try it too. 😉
This hummus is that good, y’all.
If you normally buy pre-made hummus from the store you’re in for an incredibly tasty treat! This vegan hummus recipe tastes nothing like store-bought hummus. This hummus actually tastes identical to the hummus they serve at your favorite Mediterranean restaurant. I promise. I don’t joke around when it comes to hummus! It’s been a go-to for lunch, as an appetizer, as a party dish for me for years, but never did I think to make it from scratch! I mean, what was I thinking?! Why buy store-bought hummus when you can make it from scratch, am I right?
Did I mention it’s ready in less than five minutes? One taste of this and you’ll never want any other hummus again!
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Vegan Hummus Recipe
But back to this hummus! Can you believe how creamy and delicious it looks? I made another batch after editing these photos because they made me crave more! I don’t think I could ever get enough hummus. Can you? 😄
The Secret Ingredient
Technically there’s two! If, like me, you never made hummus from scratch before you may be surprised that aquafaba (the liquid in the chickpea can) is the best addition to your hummus! That and Tahini, naturally. Who knew?!
Since we’re all big garlic lovers here at Vegan Test Kitchen we opted to add one clove. If you’re totally opposed to garlic then you can absolutely omit this! I do suggest getting a fresh lemon 🍋 for this recipe, however .. the difference in taste is unbelievable compared to bottled lemon juice.
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Ultimate Hummus Recipe
This vegan hummus recipe is so light and creamy and just bursting with pure, Mediterranean flavors! Pair it with your favorite pita bread or veggies for the ultimate snack.
- 15 oz chickpeas, drained (save 1/4 cup of liquid)
- 1/4 c tahini
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1 clove garlic
In a food processor, combine the chickpeas with the tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, sea salt, garlic and 1/4 cup of aquafaba (chickpea liquids).
Blend on high for approximately 30 seconds, or until creamy. Pour into a bowl.
Drizzle with additional olive oil to taste and serve with pita, Nann, pita chips or veggies of your choice. Enjoy!
Notes & More
We tested a few brands with this recipe and found the following created the creamiest, most delicious hummus we've tasted yet.
- Thrive Markets Organic Tahini. But what makes stand out? It's made from roasted sesame seeds, and nothing else. View here.
- Eden Foods Organic Chickpeas. These organic U.S.A. family farm garbanzo beans (aka chick peas) are soaked overnight and thoroughly cooked at Eden's certified organic and kosher cannery with purified water and zero chemical additives. View here.
- California Olive Ranch Olive Oil. This premium olive oil features fresh, locally-grown olives that are cold-pressed into a delectably smooth oil with a crisp and delicious taste. View here.
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