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Healthy hummus is a staple in our house.  Chickpeas are a super source of protein, so for someone who doesn’t eat a lot of meat hummus is naturally a perfect food choice.  This healthy hummus recipe is one I make every single week, one that the whole family can enjoy (provided there are no food allergies), and one that you can share with guests.

I use a high powered stainless steel stick blender for all of my smoothie and dip recipes, but any good blender or food process would work for this recipe.  You could also use (wo)man power and mash the chickpeas with a fork if you want to (do you really want to???).  What I am trying to say is that you don’t need fancy equipment to make your own healthy hummus at home.

This healthy hummus recipe is dairy free, gluten free, sugar free, and also free from additives and colours.  Making your own hummus means you know exactly what is in it, and even better, what isn’t in it.  Next time you are at the shops have a quick look at the ingredient list of a container of hummus, and you will see what I mean.  While hummus is generally a healthier option than other store-bought dips, it has a whole heap of stuff that isn’t necessary or required if you make your own.

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To keep your healthy hummus fresh, store in an airtight container in the fridge.  I have used organic canned chickpeas in this recipe because that is what I use for my own at home.  However, if you want to healthify the recipe even more, you can soak your own chickpeas.

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Healthy Hummus Recipe
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Serves: 6 serves
  • 1 can organic chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tbsp organic hulled tahini
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp filtered water
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ¼ tsp himalayan pink salt
  • OPTIONAL: 1 tbsp Fountain no-added-sugar sweet chilli sauce (sweetened with stevia)
  1. Add all of the above ingredients to a large bowl/blender and process until smooth. You may need to pulse your blender if it is having trouble;
  2. If the hummus is too thick then add another tablespoon each of the lemon juice and water. This is necessary for some brands of chickpeas (depending on how soft they are).
  3. Spoon the hummus into a serving dish and garnish with finely chopped spring onion.

To serve, drizzle with avocado oil (or extra virgin olive oil).  My favourite healthy hummus snack is to serve the hummus with a selection of vegetable sticks and rice crackers.  This is a great idea before an indulgent dinner as it helps to fill you up (and so will help to eliminate overeating).

If you are making this for your children you can leave out the no-added-sugar sweet chilli sauce.  My son doesn’t seem to mind a little spice.

Approximate nutritional information per serve (recipe serves 6):

96 calories, 5.3g protein, 10.6g carb, 0g sugar, 3.2g fiber, 3.2g fat

What is your favourite way to serve hummus?

13 Responses
    1. Yes it is so so simple to make Whitney! Definitely worth making your own. Let me know how you go. I’m not sure if you have a no-added-sugar range of sweet chilli in the USA but you could replace with 1/2 tsp coconut sugar, fresh chilli and a little more himalayan salt.

  1. Oooh, I love that you’ve added an option for a little extra kick with some no-sugar chili sauce (however, I am big crybaby when it comes to spicy so I might just stick with good ol’ regular hummus!)

    1. Lol, my husband is the same when it comes to spice. I get the “you’ve added chilli haven’t you, I know you have…I can smell it”. It’s just as tasty without the sweet chilli sauce. If you like a tiny bit of sweetness in your hummus then you can also replace the sweet chilli with 1/2 tsp coconut sugar. I find it brings out the flavour better. xx