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Easy Hummus Recipe in 5 Minutes

  • Author: Lilian B.
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


You can make this easy hummus recipe in 5 minutes flat. It’s big on taste and low on cost. You will never go back to store-bought hummus.



  • Chickpeas (Two 15 oz cans or 5 cups of frozen chickpeas)
  • 1.5 cups of sweet peppers in a jar
  • 4 tbsp of tahini
  • Juice from 2 lemons
  • Fresh mashed garlic (4 cloves)
  • 1 tbsp of paprika
  • 1 tbsp of ground cumin
  • Olive oil
  • Salt to taste


  1. If using canned chickpeas, drain the water in the can. Rinse the chickpeas two times.
  2. Add the chickpeas to a pot with water.
  3. Bring the chickpeas to a boil and cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Drain the chickpeas using a mesh strainer.
  5. Squeeze the lemon. Mash the garlic. Measure out the tahini. Measure the ground cumin, salt, and paprika. Add all of the seasonings into the same bowl.
  6. Drain the sweet peppers.
  7. Using a food processor, blend the chickpeas, lemon, garlic, tahini, sweet peppers, salt, cumin, and paprika. Do not add water if using a food processor.
  8. If using a Vitamix blender, add about 1/2 cup of water and blend on high. Add water gradually alternating until the desired consistency is achieved.


  • The nutrition facts omit the olive oil, which will vary depending on how much you add.
  • You can use canned chickpeas, frozen cooked chickpeas, or freshly cooked chickpeas for this recipe.
  • The Vitamix makes the hummus smoother and lighter.
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern


  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 279
  • Sugar: 8 g
  • Sodium: 86 mg
  • Fat: 7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 6 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 43 g
  • Fiber: 11 g
  • Protein: 14 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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