the best healthy hummus

The Best Healthy Hummus

  • Author: Jess
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 20 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern


This is the BEST healthy hummus recipe! Find out the secret to making smooth creamy and fluffy hummus!



  • 1 15 oz can organic chickpeas
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup-3/4 cup cold water (depending on how thick you like your hummus)
  • olive oil, za’atar, paprika, parsley or whatever you like to top!


  1. Drain and rinse the can of chickpeas, and remove the skins by rolling the chickpeas in a clean kitchen towel. The skins will naturally come off.
  2. Discard the skins and place the chickpeas in a pot of boiling water with 1/2 tsp baking soda.
  3. Cook for 8-12 minutes on medium-high heat until the chickpeas are soft. Remove from heat and drain.
  4. Add the chickpeas, tahini, garlic, salt, cumin, olive oil and lemon juice to a food processor or high-speed blender. blend until everything is smooth, scraping down the edges as needed.
  5. Begin to add the cold water, adding 1/4 cup at a time and blending to incorporate, for about 5 minutes.
  6. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed (salt, cumin, lemon juice)
  7. Serve topped with olive oil, za’atar spice, paprika, or parsley.


I use about 1/2 tsp of salt, but depending on the chickpeas you use, you may want to add a bit more salt or seasoning. Taste and adjust accordingly.

This hummus will store well for up to a week in the fridge


  • Serving Size: 2 tbsp
  • Calories: 110
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Fat: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 14g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 5g

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