Healthy Hummus Recipe

This Healthy Hummus recipe, is light, creamy and delicious! Great for party dips or sandwich filling. Smooth, fresh and easy to make, give it a try and ditch the store bought hummus!

healthy Hummus Recipe in a bowl

Why This Healthy Hummus Is So Good

  • A lighter and fresher version of store bought hummus.
  • Easy to make and a party favorite.
  • Great as a dip or sandwich filling.
  • Packs a super satisfying lemon and garlic punch!

Ingredients For This Healthy Recipe

  • Chickpeas
  • Lemon juice
  • Kosher salt
  • Garlic
  • Plain yogurt
  • Extra virgin olive oil 
  • Smoked parpika
  • Fresh parsley

How To Make This Healthy Hummus Recipe – Step by Step

  1. In a food processor, combine the chickpeas, lemon juice, salt, garlic and yogurt. Process for 1 minute, then open the food processer and scrape the sides. Process for another minute.
  2. While the processor is running, pour in the olive oil. Taste and check for smooth consistency. If the hummus is too thick, add 1 tablespoon of water.
  3. Just before serving, sprinkle with smoked paprika, fresh parsley and drizzle with additional olive oil.

Hummus in a bowl

A Healthier Hummus

In addition to leaving out a specific ingredient (watch the video below to find out), I’ve also lightened up the recipe by adding in plain yogurt to create a smooth, creamy hummus.

healthy Hummus Recipe with pita

Serving Ideas For Hummus

What to use this healthy hummus for? What to dip in it? So many options, it’s pretty darn versatile! Here are some ideas:

  • Kale Tabouli  
  • Spread hummus on your favorite bread.
  • Use instead of mayonnaise or mustard. 
  • Dip pita chips in hummus
  • Make hummus mashed potatoes. 
  • Make deviled eggs. 
  • Pair hummus and vegetables.
  • Make a Mediterranean-inspired dinner with fish topped with hummus
  • Serve with falafels 

Hummus Recipe with lemon wedges

How Long Does This Hummus Last?

Homemade healthy hummus will generally keep for about 4 to 7 days, assuming it has been continuously refrigerated. To further extend the shelf life of hummus, freeze it: to freeze hummus, place inside covered airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags.

Top Tips For This Healthy Hummus Recipe

  • Store-bought lemon juice always tastes stale and sad, and it will make your hummus taste stale and sad. Buy lemons and your humus will taste fresh and delicious. 
  • This is another trick from Solomonov—if you mince the garlic in the food processor or blender with the lemon juice and let that mixture rest for a few minutes, the garlic will lose its harsh, raw bite and mellow out. 
  • Sprinkle on top some Sesame seeds or seeded spice blend, such as dukkah.
  • Instead, dusting fiery spices like cayenne and chili pepper powder onto your hummus will lend it a whole lot of bite and health benefits. Capsaicin, the compound that gives piquant peppers their sought-after heat, has been linked to everything from preventing cardiovascular disease to decreasing appetite and boosting metabolism.

Hummus with lemon and pita

Healthy Hummus Recipe Video

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5 from 3 votes
Hummus Recipe
Healthy Hummus recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
3 mins
Total Time
8 mins
 

This Healthy Hummus recipe, is light, creamy and delicious! Great for party dips or sandwich filling. Smooth, fresh and easy to make, give it a try and ditch the store bought hummus!

Course: Appetizer, dip
Cuisine: greek, Mediterranean
Keyword: healthy dip, homemade hummus, hummus, party dip
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 133 kcal
Author: Jaden Hair
Ingredients
  • 15 ounce can chickpeas garbanzo, rinsed and drained well
  • juice from 1 lemon about 1/4 cup
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1-2 cloves garlic very finely minced
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil plus more for drizzling
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • minced fresh parsley
Instructions
  1. In a food processor, combine the chickpeas, lemon juice, salt, garlic and yogurt. Process for 1 minute, then open the food processer and scrape the sides. Process for another minute.
  2. While the processor is running, pour in the olive oil. Taste and check for smooth consistency.
  3. If the hummus is too thick, add 1 tablespoon of water.
  4. Just before serving, sprinkle with smoked paprika, fresh parsley and drizzle with additional olive oil.
Recipe Notes

Store-bought lemon juice always tastes stale and sad, and it will make your hummus taste stale and sad. Buy lemons and your humus will taste fresh and delicious.

This is another trick from Solomonov—if you mince the garlic in the food processor or blender with the lemon juice and let that mixture rest for a few minutes, the garlic will lose its harsh, raw bite and mellow out.

Sprinkle on top some Sesame seeds or seeded spice blend, such as dukkah.

Instead, dusting fiery spices like cayenne and chili pepper powder onto your hummus will lend it a whole lot of bite and health benefits. Capsaicin, the compound that gives piquant peppers their sought-after heat, has been linked to everything from preventing cardiovascular disease to decreasing appetite and boosting metabolism.

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Hummus recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 133 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 493mg21%
Potassium 125mg4%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 167IU3%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 39mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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