This Homemade Hummus Dip Recipe has been sponsored. All opinions are my own.
School started back for my family over a month ago and that means I am up and moving at 5 AM making lunches. Not only for my daughter but for my husband as well. Bringing a healthy lunch from home saves us serious amounts of money compared to eating out or buying lunch at school. If you are making school lunches (or work lunches!) for you and your family, this homemade hummus dip recipe is the perfect addition to your lunch box. Don’t forget to send along some Milton’s Organic Crackers to scoop it with!
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How to Make Homemade Hummus
Okay, so, how do you make homemade hummus? It is really easy to make it from scratch so you can skip the premade stuff at the grocery store. Although, that is tasty, too, of course. But making hummus from scratch means you can doctor it up with delicious things!
To make this easy hummus, you just blend canned chickpeas with tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, water, garlic and spices. Seriously, that is it. If you want to serve this hummus as an appetizer, spread it in a shallow dish. Then dump on an assortment of extras to give it some color and texture. If you want to send it in a lunch box, just spoon into small containers and tuck in a container full of organic crackers from Milton’s Craft Bakers to go with it!
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Milton’s NEW Organic Gourmet Crackers
Milton’s Organic Gourmet Crackers are the perfect scooping tool for this homemade hummus. They have a wide variety of organic crackers to choose from, including, Multi-Grain, Himalayan , Salt, Olive Oil & Sea Salt, Rosemary & Garlic, and Toasted Onion. Loads of texture and flavor and they hold up really well to scooping up this healthy dip! They are made with only clean ingredients that are all certified Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified and Kosher.
Besting Toppings for Loaded Hummus
If you are wondering what toppings to add to your loaded hummus, get creative! I added extra whole chickpeas, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese, olives, roasted red peppers, and parsley. You could also add in some diced red onion, pine nuts, or anything else you happened to have a craving for. If you are serving it in a large dish, drizzle with additional olive oil before you serve it and sprinkle with paprika and coarse black pepper.
I will be enjoying this hummus recipe myself all week and will feel good knowing that I am eating a healthy lunch. Check out my post about healthy lunch box tips if you are looking for more ways to pack a healthy lunch box.
Homemade Hummus Dip Recipe
I started with canned chickpeas for my hummus dip recipe but you could start with dried chickpeas if you wanted. Just make sure to cook them fully as described on the package and then continue with the recipe. Chickpeas are also called garbanzo beans if you are having trouble finding them in the store.
- Two 15 ounce cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- ½ cup tahini
- ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
- ¼ cup cold water (more or less, as needed)
- 3 cloves garlic
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 to 3 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
- feta cheese, crumbled
- black and green olives
- roasted red peppers, diced
- cherry tomatoes, cut into halves or wedges
- fresh parsley, chopped
- additional chickpeas
- ground sumac
- black pepper
- extra virgin olive oil
- Add the chickpeas, lemon juice, tahini, garlic, cumin, cayenne, salt, and olive oil in a food processor.
- Process on high, adding water to thin it out until you reach the desired consistency.
- Spread onto a plate
- Add toppings, along with a drizzle of additional olive oil and a sprinkle of paprika and black pepper.
- Serve with crackers and enjoy!
Serving Size:about 1/4 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 425Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 635mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 11gSugar: 7gProtein: 15g
Nutrition information not always accurate
Diane has a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology with a Minor in Health Management and Policy. She spent many years working in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging as a way to share this knowledge with others. While passionate about health and the environment she can’t quite give up her favorite Cheetos and Diet Coke! Learn more about her HERE.