The Best Healthy Hummus Recipe

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Introducing The Best Healthy Hummus Recipe! Combining classic hummus ingredients with cucumbers, red onion, and extra garbanzo beans. Serve this healthy snack with pita chips or vegetables of your choice!

Overhead shot of a plate of hummus with cucumbers and onions, and pita chips, on a gray background.

Ya’ll! Have you made your own hummus yet? You really really REALLY should. It’s easy, healthy, and SO delicious. Take a quick look at the nutrition label below. One serving of this has 13 grams of protein and 10 grams of fiber, which is great for a snack. Confession…I often make this a main course because I love it so much. Leftovers are great too, and speaking from experience, go great in a wrap!

Have I convinced you? 😀

Close-up shot of a partially eaten hummus spread on a black plate, with veggies and pita chips.

Ingredients needed to make The BEST Healthy Hummus Recipe:

  • Garbanzo Beans – You will need one can of beans. Either reserve a few for serving or open another can!
  • Tahini Paste – Make sure you stir up your tahini paste to fully combine the oils and the sesame seed paste.
  • Lemon – Use half of a lemon or more if you like things extra lemon-y.
  • Garlic – One large clove is the perfect amount for me, but use extra if you like your hummus garlic-y!
  • Spices – Onion powder, kosher salt, and freshly ground pepper.
  • Olive Oil – One tablespoon for the hummus plus extra to serve
  • Water – You’ll need cold water to thin the hummus. I like my hummus extra creamy so I use plenty of water.
  • Veggies – Chop up some cucumbers and red onion to serve. Feel free to add extra veggies if desired.

To serve, chop up a bunch of vegetables and include some pita chips as well.

Collage of 1) the hummus ingredients in a food processor, and 2) the creamy hummus after processing.

How to make The Best Healthy Hummus Recipe:

  1. Prep the Garbanzo Beans. Rinse and drain the beans. Remove the skin by using your thumb and first two fingers. This will only take 5-6 minutes.
  2. Combine all ingredients in your food processor. Combine the peeled garbanzo beans, tahini paste, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, and spices.
  3. Get a smooth consistency. Pulse the ingredients and gradually add water until smooth. I use plenty of water because I like a very smooth consistency.
  4. Add veggies. Spread the hummus on a plate, and add the chopped cucumbers. red onions, and the additional garbanzo beans.
  5. Serve. Serve the healthy hummus with pita chips or a variety of fresh veggies.
Overhead shot of a plate of healthy hummus spread, with veggies and pita chips.

Other snacks you should make soon:

Also, make a cocktail too, like my Frozen Vodka Slush Recipe or my Strawberry Mexican Mules. 😀

Close up shot of my hand holding a pita chip with hummus spread, with a plate of hummus in the background.

Make this snack recipe next: Roasted Tomato Bruschetta with Ricotta

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xoxo ~Sue

Overhead shot of a plate of hummus with cucumbers and onions, and pita chips, on a gray background.

The Best Healthy Hummus Recipe

Introducing The Best Healthy Hummus Recipe! Combining classic hummus ingredients with cucumbers, red onion, and extra garbanzo beans. Serve this healthy snack with pita chips or vegetables of your choice!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Servings 4 servings
Calories 335 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 15 oz. garbanzo beans – drained and peeled
  • 1/3 cup tahini paste
  • 1/2 large lemon – freshly squeezed
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper – to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 5-6 Tablespoons cold water – or more to get a creamy consistency
  • 1/4 cup cucumber – chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion – chopped
  • extra garbanzo beans – to serve
  • extra olive oil plus salt and pepper – to serve
  • pita chips or veggies – to serve

Instructions
 

  • Rinse and drain the garbanzo beans. Peel the skin off the beans one at a time. Using your thumb and first two fingers works best. This will only take 5-6 minutes.
  • Place peeled garbanzo beans into a food processor. Add the tahini paste, lemon juice, garlic clove, onion powder, salt and pepper, and olive oil. Pulse until well combined.
  • Then add some of the water to the food processor, and pulse. Continue adding additional water until very smooth. Taste and add additional salt and pepper as needed.
  • Spread the hummus on a large plate. Then add some chopped cucumbers, red onions, extra garbanzo beans, extra olive oil, and salt and pepper.
  • Serve hummus with pita chips and veggies of your choice.

Nutrition

Calories: 335kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 13gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 16mgPotassium: 446mgFiber: 10gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 42IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 84mgIron: 4mg
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2 Comments

  1. Healthy and so much fun to eat! I love this recipe!

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      It’s super yummy. Glad you love it! ❤️

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