5-Minute Hummus


Here’s the scoop: this addictive chickpea dip is worlds better than what you get at the store. Though the recipe calls for adding two tablespoons of water, we like using chickpea water from the can for an extra boost of flavor. When your hummus is smooth and ready for serving, pour it into a bowl and grab a large spoon. Then, press the back of the spoon into the center of the hummus and rotate the bowl clockwise to create a small well. This not only elevates the presentation of the dip, but it allows a drizzle of olive oil to pool perfectly in the middle.

Total Time:
5 mins
1 to 2 ⁄ cups


  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed

  • 1 clove garlic

  • ¼ cup olive oil, plus more for serving

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons tahini (sesame seed paste; optional)

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • kosher salt

  • ¼ teaspoon paprika


  1. In a food processor, puree the chickpeas and garlic with olive oil, lemon juice, tahini (if using), cumin, and ¾ teaspoon salt until smooth and creamy. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water to achieve the desired consistency.

  2. Transfer to a bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with the paprika before serving.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

145 Calories
12g Fat
8g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 145
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 335mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 2g
Calcium 19mg 1%
Iron 1mg 6%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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