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Chickpea Delight a.k.a. Homemade Hummus

Hummus is a popular healthy snack food, but it can be expensive at the grocery store. By making this recipe at home, we can not only save on cost, but we can also make a delicious hummus with the exact flavor profile that appeals to our own taste. It is so easy to add whatever you like to your homemade hummus. As you mix everything together, you can easily add garlic, olives, peppers, spices, herbs, and more – you name it!

A Nutritional Powerhouse

This homemade hummus recipe is high in protein, fiber, good fats, and flavor, yet it takes very little time to make.

Why is hummus so special? It all comes down to one ingredient: chickpeas (or garbanzo beans). Chickpeas are a nutritional powerhouse because they have lots of fiber in them. Fiber is great for our health. It helps keep the gut healthy and keep us regular. It also has been shown to help lower cholesterol, which is beneficial for the heart.

All in all, chickpeas are an excellent addition to your diet, and this homemade hummus is an easy way to introduce them.

What Can I Serve This Homemade Hummus With?

Hummus is a versatile dip. You can pair it with tons of different vegetables, crackers, and breads to make the perfect healthy snack.

Try a Mediterranean snack – cut up whole wheat pita bread into triangles and serve with garlic hummus.

Needing a refreshing snack? Serve your homemade hummus with fresh vegetables, such as carrots, bell peppers, or celery.

Craving a salty snack? Enjoy your hummus with whole grain pretzels or whole wheat crackers – perfect for dipping!

Suggested pairings for homemade hummus

Chickpea Delight a.k.a. Homemade Hummus​

TOTAL TIME: 10 min


  • 2 cans (15-oz.) no salt added chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil, divided
  • ½ cup tahini
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • ⅓ cup lemon juice
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • Pinch of paprika


  1. Place all ingredients except paprika in a blender, using only 1 Tbsp olive oil. Blend until smooth.
  2. Transfer the hummus into a serving bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle paprika over the top for garnish. Serve and enjoy!

Want to make this delicious, nutritious recipe at home?

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