Hummus is an amazing dip made from chickpeas that you can put on pretty much anything! It is a good plant-based source of protein that’s versatile! I love to dip crunchy sticks of veggies into hummus, or spread it onto toast or pitas.

We aren’t vegan, but we try to incorporate whole vegan foods and recipes wherever we can since plants are so amazing for your health.

You can flavour it is so many ways! Some people like to add other roasted veggies to the mix, or add seasonings like smoked paprika to add some spice.

I like to make a basic hummus batch for the kids and scoop some out, and then add in spices for the adults with the rest of it.

Many store-bought recipes use really bad oils that can go rancid as they sit on the shelf. I prefer to make hummus using a low-oil method and use healthier oils to maximize the healthiness! Since this is a no-cook recipe my oil of choice is olive oil for its heart healthy benefits.

If you’re cooking with heat you’ll want to choose a different type of oil. Olive oil has a very low smoke point and will develop carcinogenic qualities if heated above a certain temperature. For high-heat pan frying I use avocado oil for its high smoke point.

For this recipe you can use large pre-cooked BPA free cans of chickpeas. Or you can pre-cook your own or use some from your canned pantry.

Onto the recipe….

Combine all ingredients into a food processor or high speed blender scraping down the sides a couple of times.

Recipe:

  • 4 Cups chickpeas
  • 2 Tbsp tahini
  • 2 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast
  • 3 Tbsp Water
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Pinch of black pepper

Combine all ingredients into a high-powered blender like a Ninja or Vitamix and blend on high. Scrape down the sides periodically with a spatula to help the ingredients mix completely.

If it is too thick you can add an additional 1 Tbsp of water at a time until it reaches the desired consistency. You’re looking for something slightly thicker than peanut butter. That way it stays put atop your veggie sticks!

Do you like to make hummus? What is your favourite way to spice up vegan hummus?