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Hummus Recipe

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Hummus is an inexpensive, high-fiber and protein-packed food, yet only a few home chefs dabble in this dip. This Middle Eastern mixture of chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, and tahini has endless possibilities, so there's no reason for hummus humdrum.

Total time:  30 S
Servings:  7
Calories:  100


  • 15 oz. can chickpeas drained and ⅓ cup liquid reserved
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic quartered
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. tahini

Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size: ¼ cup
  • Fat: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 350mg
  • Carbohydrates: 12g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Protein: 5g


  1. Add ingredients, including chickpea liquid, to FourSide jar in order listed.
  2. Secure lid and select "Sauce" or blend on Medium Low (speed 3 or 4) for 30 seconds.





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  • Way too thin. I’d leave out the juice from the garbanzo bean can and only add if needed. Tastes great!

    Hannah Phaidra on

  • Very good and so easy. Used wild side jar, as that’s all I have. I added three times the lemon, a little more salt, reduced the olive oil. Next time, I’ll cook the garbonzos from scratch.

    Kimt on

  • I add red peppers to this from the recipe that came with my blendtec. LOVE IT!

    Brin on

  • I have made hummus several different ways but I finally found my all time favorite in the Blendtec Recipe book.
    use above recipe but use Lime Juice instead of Lemon, 1"x1" Lime Zest and 1/2 cup Cilatro (loosely packed). Amazing!!!!

    Mondai Castron Keene on

  • Do you buy chickpeas in cans? I have never made this yet. Thanks

    Dominique on

  • My Favorite is the Black Bean Hummus in the Blendtec Recipe Book.

    Debbie S. on

  • I am loving my new Blentec. I made the red pepper hummus, placing the ingredients in the jar in the order listed. When I turned it on, I was surprised that the base spun around 180 degrees before I could turn it off. Do I need a rubber mat under the base?… my counter is very smooth – just polished.

    MissTish on

  • Yes, you can buy chickpeas in cans at most grocery stores.

    Blendtec on

  • do you use 1/3C or 1/2C of bean liquid? Recipe book has an error

    Mattie on

  • A bit bland so I added two additional tablespoons of lemon juice and an additional clove of garlic.

    Gikine on

  • Hi Mattie,
    It should be 1/3 c of liquid.

    Blendtec on

  • how much chickpea liquid do you add?

    Mattie on

  • I made this last night. Only I pressure cooked my dry garbanzo beans. Nothing better and it tastes so fresh. I added a couple dashes of red pepper for a kick.

    Maxi ale on

  • You will need to use 1/3 c

    Blendtec on

  • If I don’t have canned chickpeas, what can I replace the reserved liquid with?

    Mimi on

  • Hi, I only have the Wildside and Twister jars. Which of these jars are best suited for this hummus recipe?

    Loogle on

  • Hi Kim, I make this all the time in my Wildside jar. I’m addicted and cry when I run out…It’s not the best for your breath, but great on the waistline and has a lot of other health bene’s. I always double the recipe….2 cans garbanzos (great idea to make them yourself!), 1/2 c. liquid from beans, 4 cloves garlic, 3 T. tahini (optional, no sub), 4-6 T lemon juice, 4 T. olive oil, 1 t. salt. When you do your own beans, you have to figure out the measurements and the liquid is a little different… you might just try adding a little extra oil to make it similar consistency?
    I love @disqus_BJ61Eiwd5E:disqus’s red pepper idea; also try cilantro, sun dried tomato (on this site), calamata olives, pine nuts, etc. You can also use other types of beans instead of garbanzos (chickpeas). FYI, I make my own tahini (roasted sesames w/olive oil, also in the BT WS jar). Seriously, I’m addicted.

    KarenL on

  • You can use water, but don’t use the full ⅓ cup at first, you can add more if you think it needs it.

    Blendtec on

  • Better if you don’t use the liquid from the can (use water instead) and add 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin.

    Eli on

  • Hi Vivian, we don’t currently have a recipe for avocado hummus but you could just add avocados to this recipe.

    Blendtec on

  • I buy avocado hummus from the store but would like to make it. Do you have a recipe for that?

    Vivian on

  • This was a perfect recipe for the Twister jar. Instead of tahini, I added an extra TBS of olive oil and 1/4 of toasted sesame seeds. (Made the tahini when I made the hummus!). Turned out perfectly.

    JenP on

  • My Blendtec Designer 625 doesn’t have a "Sauce" setting. What settings should I use to blend this hummus?

    cvejanos on

  • Use the manual slider and select the second speed. Allow hummus to blend for 20-30 seconds until desired texture is achieved.

    Blendtec on

  • Well, since no one answered, I will update that I’ve been making delicious hummus using the Wildside jar. I use a spatula to scrape sides a couple times and pulse until it reaches a nice consistency. Awesome hummus!

    Loogle on

  • The Twister is best for making the hummus. You don’t even have to scrape it down, the twisting motion takes care of everything!

    Organic Girl on

  • I just bought the Classic 570 and it doesn’t have a "sauce" button. It just has low, medium or high speeds. What speed should I use?

    Vegan Girl on

  • I’m also using the Wildside Jar for this amazing hummus, also the Wildside Jar is great for making Peanut butters, almond butters etc etc

    Mollie Herrera Bean on

  • I make it in my Wildside jar all the time. I double the recipe, usually leave out the tahini unless I have it on hand (homemade is best), and never have to scrape the sides. Makes plenty of hummus for the whole week!

    KarenL on

  • Blend on Medium Low (speed 3 or 4) for 30

    Blendtec on

  • Same here (double the recipe). Addicted to this hummus!

    Loogle on

  • I use the liquid from cooking the chickpeas when I make it from dry beans.

    KarenL on

  • We don’t have a video at this time but here are the instructions:

    TWISTER JAR: Add 1 c roasted/toasted sesame seeds to the Twister jar. Select speed 5 and blend for 30-50 seconds until desired texture is reached. Turn Twister lid counter-clockwise during blending.

    WILDSIDE JAR: Add 1/4 cup olive oil and 3 cups of hulled and toasted sesame seeds to jar and secure lid. Run a full cycle on Speed 2. Using a spatula, move contents towards center of jar and secure lid. Run a full cycle on Speed 5. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 4-6 weeks.

    Blendtec on

  • So why oil in the Wildside jar and not in the Twister Jar?

    Chydi518 on

  • Why do I have to use/make tahini? Why not just toss in sesame seeds?

    Jake on

  • The Twister jar has tines that are constantly moving which help to push the mixture back down to the blade and keep things moving. The mixture needs a little more help when done in the WildSide+ jar.

    Blendtec on

  • How much sesame seeds if I don’t use tahini? Thank you.

    Pamela on

  • You can use sesame seeds instead :)

    Blendtec on

  • Just to clarify, it says 2 tbsp of tahini in this recipe, so I can substitute 2 tbsp of sesame seeds? Thanks Blendtec!

    Pamela on

  • Hi, Pamela! You can use the same amount of sesame seeds as you would tahini. Happy blending!

    Blendtec on

  • Yes, that’s correct!

    Blendtec on

  • You could try natural peanut butter. Just be aware that it’ll change the taste. There really isn’t a great substitute for tahini so you could just leave it out.

    Blendtec on

  • I am allergic to sesame. Any ideas what I could use in place of tahini for flavor?

    Amber on

  • You don’t want to use dried ones as-is when making hummus but you can soak and cook them first and then use them!

    Blendtec on

  • Can dried chickpeas be used instead of canned ones?

    Mike Karvat on

  • buy the organic raw its more expensive about 14 bucks
    but it doesn’t have any additives

    tony on

  • the twister jar is a must for this recipe and others otherwise you will need
    to stop and scrape

    tony on

  • Sounds like there may be a problem with your jar. Please give our customer service team a call at 1-800-748-5400. They are trained to troubleshoot over the phone and should be able to help you!

    Blendtec on

  • This is a wonderful recipe! I used it the second time I made hummus with the Blendtec; the first recipe didn’t have the proportions quite right. I used Rancho Gordo chickpeas, unhulled sesame seeds, and the rest of the ingredients listed. Fabulous! The only problem, and a concern for the future, is that the motor overheated. A horrible smell came from the machine (did it poison my food?!) and the machine stopped working temporarily. This happened once before when I was making ice cream. But that’s a different matter. In terms of taste and ease of preparation, this recipe is a winner.

    Donna on

  • Awesome. Thanks for sharing your variations!

    Blendtec on

  • Amazing recipe, added 1/2 tsp cumin( per another review), added extra garlic, rinsed the beans and used less water than 1/3c..BINGO!! It’s defiantly a keeper!! Made in the twister jar!

    Kathy on

  • 15oz can = 1,5 cups of cooked beans. You can eyeball the liquid and adjust until you get the consistency you want.

    Daniel Valenzuela on

  • If I’m using dry beans should I reserve 1/3 cup of the liquid I soak the beans in over night or 1/3 cup of the liquid that I boil the beans in. Or does it matter?

    Jen on

  • Great.
    I usually add some spices to my hummus:

    1 chickpeas can
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/4 tsp kumin
    1/4 tsp coriander
    1 pinch chili
    1 pinch black pepper
    1 garlic clove
    10 ml lemon juice
    60 ml water
    1 tsp tahini oil
    few twigs of cilantro

    You can do same with red beans instead of chickpeas (but w/o tahini)

    Александр on

  • I tried making the Tahini from the recipe book to make humus but it did not work any suggestions?

    marie on

  • Plain yogurt. It cuts calories too.

    Carmen on

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