Easy Homemade Hummus Recipe Made with Garbanzo Beans

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A big thank you to Bush’s Beans and Soapbox Influence for sponsoring this post. My family was very happy to enjoy the delicious homemade hummus for several days this week! #MyBestWithBushBeans.
Have you ever made homemade hummus? It's so easy and is delicious served with fresh veggies. Try our easy homemade hummus Recipe made with Garbanzo beans.

I’ve been serving more fruits and vegetables to my family as we strive to eat healthier. Serving and enjoying fruit has always been easy, but truthfully, eating more veggies takes a little more effort. Now I’ve found an easy solution that everyone loves. My plate of vegetables that I served with my easy homemade hummus recipe made with Garbanzo Beans to tide us over until dinner, disappeared in no time.

If you have made a homemade hummus recipe from canned beans, you’ll notice that I left out the tahini. I didn’t have any and so I thought I would just try the recipe without it and truth be told, I like this hummus even better. Trust me, I had no complaints from anyone else. If you are not familiar with tahini, it is a paste made from ground sesame seeds. So I am going to make a bold proclamation and tell you it is optional.

Homemade hummus is typically made in a food processor,  but you can also use a blender if you do not have one. Another great reason to serve homemade hummus to guests is it is gluten free so those with most common food intolerances can enjoy hummus with abandon!

Growing up in New England, we called these beans Chick Peas. Now that I live in California, everyone calls them Garbanzo beans. What do you call them?

 

 

Easy Homemade Hummus from Garbanzo Beans

 

I prefer Bush’s Best Garbanzo Beans.  They’re my favorite brand of canned beans because they are consistent in their flavor and quality. I find them at Walmart where you can always count on a great selection and low prices.

I also cook quite often with Bush’s Best Pinto Beans and Bush’s Best Black Beans so I keep all three varieties stocked up in my pantry. I’m often making chili and burritos when I need to feed the hungry people here.

 

Easy Homemade Hummus from Garbanzo Beans

 

INGREDIENTS:

1 can, Bush’s Garbanzo Beans, drained with the skins peeled (gently squeeze the bean and the skin will pop off)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons water
Red pepper
Matchstick carrots
Fresh parsley
Cucumber

 

Easy Homemade Hummus from Garbanzo Beans

Making the homemade hummus takes no time at all.

 

Easy Homemade Hummus from Garbanzo Beans

 

DIRECTIONS:

Peel the Garbanzo Beans by removing the skins and discarding. To remove, simply gently squeeze each bean and the skin will pop off. Place beans into a food processor.

Add remaining ingredients to the food processor and process for about 10 seconds. Scrape down the sides and process for another 10 seconds. Add additional water if necessary until smooth.

Easy Homemade Hummus from Garbanzo Beans

 

Serving vegetables in cute shapes is a tried and true way to get the kids to eat more veggies. Try serving them with this easy hummus recipe.

If you want to cut your vegetables into “fancy” shapes, here is how I did it:

Use a small round cookie cutter to cut the red peppers into shapes.
Create shaped cucumbers by cutting triangles out of the edge of the cucumber as shown.
Separate parsley and set aside long pieces. Place a small stack of matchstick carrots on a long piece of parsley and tie. Tuck the loose end and repeat until you have the desired number of carrot bunches.

Homemade hummus is also great with celery, jicama, mushrooms and more. Of course, it pairs perfectly with pita bread and pita chips. Experiment and see what your family enjoys!

 

 

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Easy Homemade Hummus from Garbanzo Beans
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 2 cups
 
Delicious homemade hummus recipe.
Ingredients
  • 1 can, Bush's Garbanzo Beans, drained with the skins peeled
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons water
Serve With
  • Red pepper
  • Matchstick carrots
  • Fresh parsley
  • Cucumber
Instructions
  1. Peel the garbanzo beans by removing the skins and discarding. To remove, simply gently squeeze each bean and the skin will pop off. Place beans into a food processor.
  2. Add remaining ingredients to the food processor and process for about 10 seconds. Scrape down the sides and process for another 10 seconds. Add additional water if necessary until smooth.
To Cut Vegetables
  1. Use a small round cookie cutter to cut red peppers.
  2. Create shaped cucumbers by cutting triangles out of the edge of the cucumber as shown.
  3. Separate parsley and set aside long pieces. Place a small stack of matchstick carrots on a long piece of parsley and tie. Tuck the loose end and repeat until you have the desired number of carrot bunches.

 

Carolyn West

First of all, I love hummus. Second of all, your veggies are awesome! Totally need to start making mine pretty.

Courtney Blacher

Nice recipe, I want to try it today.

Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

I love this! I’m a huge hummus fan, but I’ve never tried making my own. I had no idea that it was so easy to make.

Natalie

Wow it looks amazing! I have made homemade hummus in the past and it was a success. Need to give your recipe a try!

Jeni

This recipe looks so tasty. I definitely do not eat enough hummus, and when I do, I tend to go for the store bought stuff because it’s just easier. This recipe looks super simple to make, I’ll have to try it!

Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh

This hummus looks so good! I was just thinking last night that I could go for some hummus and carrot sticks! Perfect timing. I can make my own. I had no idea that it was so easy.

Amber Myers

Oh my gosh, yum. I love hummus but have never tried to make it myself. I need to do this!

Eileen | yesmissy.com

I never knew hummas was so easy to make! I’ll have to try it next time

Jasmine Eclipse

I don’t think I’ve ever had garbanzo beans, but this looks great! I’ve been wanting to eat more soups and beans, so this is great!

Dogvills

I love hummus, but I’ve never tried making it on my own. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

Melissa Dixon

Wow this looks really good, I would love to try this one. My family would love it!

Rose Cottrill

What a fun and healthy snack! I love garbanzos but I have never tried making hummus yet.

Carol Cassara

Honestly, I just love hummus! It’s perfect and it goes so well with bread, chips, crackers and a lot of other snacks! It fits my diet perfectly too. This recipe is much appreciated.

ricci

Hummus is my FAVE!! I’ve never made homemade before and I would love to try this recipe!! Thanks for the heads up!!

Katrina Ellen

Hummus is one of my favorite things to put in wraps or as a dip. I am going to need to try this.

Zwitsal

I don’t eat garbanzos! Too bad it looks delicious to me! Maybe I should give it a try! And wow with the food presentation!

Misty Nelson Dawn

This absolutely looks a perfect Snack and this is so healthy too. I’m sure my hubby would love this too I would love to give it a try

Lynndee

Thanks for this easy homemade hummus recipe. I love hummus but I have never tried preparing one here at home. Can’t wait to make it.

Adaleta

Hummus is seriously the best! I can’t wait to make this.

natalie z

We often buy some fun hummus at the store. I never realized how easy it was to make though!

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